A final hello from Tokyo! I’m working on a graceful way to wrap up my Japan posts, which includes lovely photo memories of Kobe and Kyoto patiently waiting to be shared. The little keepsakes in the above photos are from a visit to Hiki’s cozy Uguisu the little shoppe, hidden in a quiet alleyway of Roppongi. At Uguisu, I got an old book washi tape by Yoko Inoue, a Ten-to-sen washi tape by Rieko Oka, and a ceramic stamp by Mihoko Seki.
These are the two handy Tokyo guide zines that accompanied my subway rides: Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide by Ebony Bizys and My Loverly Japan by Jannese Rojas. I began each day in Tokyo visiting a new craft store or department store stationary sections, thanks to Jannese’s eye for craft supplies. She gives thoughtful overviews of major neighborhoods, as well as detailed guidelines for each.
And finally, welcome to Koenji! I am so excited to share these snapshots of adorable zakka shops and my adventures neighborhood-hopping with the lovely Ros of Polkaros. It was wonderful catching up with her in Tokyo, and experiencing her favorite neighborhoods. We covered so much ground in just a few days–from Koenji, Kichijoji, Shimokitazawa, Nakameguro, Daikanyama, and a final purikura stopover in Shibuya.