My Japan Weaving Tour – Day 7

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Day 7 A Glorious Park in Nara: Isuien Garden.
We took a train to Nara to see an exit of old hemp and ramie textiles in the Neireku Museum which is in a most beautiful park composed of Japanese gardens. It is more beautiful than the famous gardens in Kyoto and there weren’t the crowds. It was a real contemplative place. The textiles were so fine they spoke to my heart but the gardens spoke to my heart and soul.


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A tea house in Isuien Garden in Nara.


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More of the garden.


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We practically had the whole place to ourselves. Just like it was meant to be.


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Back in Kyoto we went to a shop that sold all kinds of dye supplies: Tanakanao Senryoten. There were hundreds of brushes, chemicals, and textiles for dyeing.


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There were hundreds of rolls of fabrics to dye. I bought some silks, linens, ramie and cottons. It was great to be able to buy just a tenth of a meter: 10″ of a lot of different fabrics. It was almost overwhelming.

2 thoughts on “My Japan Weaving Tour – Day 7

  1. Oh, my. How lovely. The serenity comes through in the photos. I am visiting family in Virginia. It’s not the same kind of trip. We’ll have to catch up when I return to California and make a “Windsor” date.
    Diane

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