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The past week and a half have been touring Japan. Tokyo, Miyajima, Kyoto (all with various side trips), and back to Tokyo tomorrow. I brought some lace knitting along, which only sees real progress on the bullet trains.
I have been able to locate some Japanese knitting books, now that I know how to read them it is very exciting.
And my husband found one of the knitting stores in Kyoto, which we stopped at. The displays were beautiful. Unfortunately, the store was like too many of those in the States—cold to new comers and not welcoming. I did not purchase anything. I was able to find plenty of pattern books at the nearby bookstore.