Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Arts and Craft market @ Crysta Nagahori, Osaka

Arts and Craft market @ Crysta Nagahori, Osaka

There is a small arts and craft market held every month in the underground shopping mall, Crysta Nagahori, that runs between Yotsubashi and Nagahoribashi underground station.

Place: Event square "Taki no hiroba"(滝の広場), Crysta Nagahori, Osaka

Dates:  November 13th/14th, 2010
December 4th/5th, 2010
January 15th/16th, 2011
February 5th/6th, 2011
March 5th/6th, 2011
Time: 11am ~ 6pm

Access: Yotsubashi station, Shinsaibashi station, Nagahoribashi station

Creators market @ Port Messe, Nagoya, Aichi-ken

Creators market @ Port Messe, Nagoya, Aichi-ken
 11th (Sat) and 12th (Sun) of December 2010

Place: Port Messe, Nagoya, Aichi-ken

Time:  11th (Sat) and 12th (Sun) of December 2010, 11am~6pm

Access: Kinjofuto (金城ふ頭) station, 30 mins on the Aonami line from Nagoya city

Entry: Advance tickets -  600yen for 1 day, 1000yen for both days 
(can be bought from Circle K in Aichi, Gifu, Nagano and Shizuoka, machines in Sunkus and Loppi in Lawson)
Tickets on the day - 600yen

I've never been to this event before, but there's gonna be around 3000 creators, both professional and amateur alike, from all over Japan coming together at Port Messe in Nagoya to show off their creations in booths and on the catwalk, sell their creations and give demonstrations and workshops.

Just looking at the list of booths is enough to make you wanna go! This is MASSIVE.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Scarf sales and knitting/spinning workshops @ Cafe Na, Harajuku, Tokyo

Scarf sales and knitting/spinning workshops 

Miquraffreshia of octopi fame (just check out her flickr page for masses of gorgeous and wild creations) is selling scarves at Cafe Na, Harajuku.
She will also be offering knitting and workshops and will be joined by Emmaruri and Nosonoso.

3rd (Wednesday) and 4th (Thursday) of November 2010
Cafe Na
東京都渋谷区神宮前1-8-5 メナー神宮前3F 
As it is a cafe please order 1 drink when visiting.

Finger spinning workshop with Emmaruri
Learn to spin yarn using only disposable chopsticks and your very own fingers! Emmaruri prepares such colourful and beautiful batts that you really ought to try this at least once. You'll come home with a stick full of unique yarn.

Time: Anytime between 5pm~8pm. 
Fee: 1000yen (no reservation required)
Time required: About an hour