We had another wander around Miyajima in the morning and then headed to the ferry to start our big day of travel to Tokyo. The bullet trains here are amazing.
On our first day in Tokyo, Friday 4 April, we headed to Nippori to check out the fabric street! It was quite amazing to see so many fabric stores in one place. Annemarie and I had a lovely few hours wandering about. The best shop was Tomato (I think it is called) which has about 6 floors of fabric and notions. I didn't buy lots but so enjoyed looking around. There were a lot of dress making fabrics and not so many patchwork ones but it was great fun.
I saw this display of handwork (Cogin, I think) in one of the large department stores.
Fancy seeing this lovely old favourite in Japanese!