Gypsy's Travels

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Japanuary #18

As you read this, I have boarded my plane and
I am off.....

Have been looking forward to this trip for months! Can hardly believe the time is here. By the time you read this, I will be well on my way to Japan!
I don't really like "tours," but this one promises to be different. There are about 15 of us going and the focus is quilting and textiles. A quilting buddy from my guild is going so we will each know at least one person in the group. Participants are coming from all over the US , Canada, and one from Australia. It should be fun!

PB and I are going a day early and staying on another 3 days. No definite plan yet, but we will surely see some interesting things on our own time. The tour begins by spending a day at the quilt show in Tokyo. It is said to be one of the largest shows in the world. Our Nipponese sisters have only focused on quilting in the last few years. but have made quite an impact in that short time. Hopefully, I will have a lot of photos.

After Tokyo, we are headed to Kyoto for about 10 days. We will be exploring various techniques with textiles, the Shibori Tie-dyeing Museum. I believe we will even have a class in sashiko. It sounds quite exciting.

This will be my 3rd trip to Japan (besides stopovers), and I lived in Okinawa, so the tourist scene is not so high on my list this time. I imagine there have been a lot of changes since we were there previously.
Hopefully, I will have Internet access and can post some of our activities. I am sooo glad we are flying to Tokyo from Dallas. I cringed to think of swimming in the frozen Hudson River.
Sayonara for now.....

1 comment:

  1. Surprise, Surprise. No one mentioned this coming up.


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