Obviously, we can’t mention Japan without talking about its Craft Books. Japanese crafting has become a fixture throughout the world for their inspiration (often filled to the brim with beautiful photography and step-by-step instructions, tempting even to the non-Japanese speakers, probably one of the few foreign language books on the shelf).
Zakka , the Japanese term for everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook. It is the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane. To qualify as a zakka, a product must be attractive, sensitive, spiritual, laden with subtexts –
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Available at Amazon jp, Bella Dia recommends, Craftlog, Japan Centre, Kitty-Craft (free patterns @ ‘Pattern Room’) Kinokuniya, Superbuzzy, YesAsia