Both groups of the Sewing Circle went to the Fabric Town in Nippori.
It is called “Sen- I- Gai” and 86 textile and apparel stores line up between Nippori Station, Usuguidani and Mikawashima Station.
Please download a larger map here
We did a couple of great bargains:
3 meters of apple green heavy weight jersey for only ¥100 per meter at MOMO (No. 59)
a bag of buttons for ¥100 at TOMATO (No. 48) and quilted cotton for ¥290 per meter at ZAK ZAK (No. 64)!
A must to see was the lovely shop ON TRAVELLING (No.43).
They offer african style textile, crochet bordures and a wonderful selection of cute buttons on two floors.
I’d also like to recommend Yasuda Cotton (No. 77).
Yasuda is a family run business. They offer a large selection of high quality cotton for a very good price-balance.
The fabrics are mostly designed in Japan, but have the modern “slow life” touch, which is very in fashion among the hand-making scene. (Another smaller Yasuda store can be find at the beginning of the textile road: No.20)
Another recommendation is Iwase (No.78). They have the best jerseys and run the little store with a great sense for style and quality.
In case you get hungry and are walking with kids and strollers, go to the restaurant “Hana no Mai”
(はなの舞, Higashi Nippori 6-60-5, on the Map opposite to No.4). They offer Japanese style lunch, have a spacious Tatami room and are VERY kids friendly!!