My last day in Kyoto was for shopping. I went to Teramachi-Dori St. where it intersects Marutamachi.
I walked south along Teramachi-Dori and saw wondrous places. I stopped at a tea shop for Matcha. I remember the owner from a previous trip. He has a gentleness of spirit.
I stopped at a Japanese Washi paper store. People were inside at a u shaped table,making collages out of saturated color papers. I bought a pad of them.
At a used kimono shop were these socks for children celebrating the year of the rabbit.
I went to Somushi’s, my favorite tea house, for my last time.
There was a yarn shop to tempt me. And Sou Sou, a clothing designer who modernizes traditional Japanese wear. By this time I was back to Nishiki Market. There is a knife store there that sells all types of prized Japanese knives.
I do love shopping, especially in Japan.
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