My little jaunt to Japan was pretty amazing – look at what I brought back!
From Umeda: Trunk Notebook + Notebook Cover
I came across these lovely notebooks in a store at the Umeda Train Station (see me carrying stuff at the Umeda Sky Garden? The books are in there!) and I love the nostalgic feel of old steamer trunks, so these notebooks and notebook covers are the perfect way to carry pretty luggage around with you.
From Gion: Pocchiri Wallet and Coin Purse
Aren’t these the PRETTIEST. I randomly came across this shop while walking around Gion in the evening. I spent so long just browsing the shop and trying to decide what to buy. While I honestly don’t need a new wallet now, I would totally keep these for myself… if only the wallets were a little bigger!
I thought these were Furoshiki when I bought them – Furoshiki are often used by the Japanese to wrap bento boxes, presents, or just about anything, but when I unrolled them, I realized they were rectangular rather than square shaped as Furoshiki are wont. I did a little bit of research online and realized that these were Tenugui instead – they look more like hand towels instead, but you can use them in the same way you use Furoshiki (check out this quite extensive Tenugui wrapping tutorial here)