Impressions of Japan

Japan Book Cover

At the end of March, just in time to catch the beginning of the cherry blossom flowering, but before too many tourists arrived, I visited Japan.  We spent most of the time in Kyoto, which still retains much of the flavour of the “old” Japan and which I found fascinating.  One of the highlights was going to a flea market, held once a month in the streets around a large shrine.  Here I found some fabrics, including a piece of silk, shibori tied  ready for the dye pot and an old hand written journal which I later discovered to be a crop record on an estate.  I decided I would make a photo album with a difference – using fabrics and some beautiful paper I had bought there as the pages.  It is a double sided concertina book as I wanted the pages to remain as I had constructed them.  Many of the fabrics I have purchased over the years, some recently through eBay. View the Post