A great object and Nuno.  

There is an occasional antique fair at Heiwajima in Tokyo. Unlike the fair in Kyoto, this fair has some more substantial objects and fewer old kimono. I went there this morning -- a $35. taxi ride each way -- to see if there was anything I could not live without. 

This is what i found. 

A very lightweight iron begging bowl about 11 inches wide and 8 high. Perhaps Muromachi? No proof or old signed box. Pure formal and tactile appeal.   Also, a few kimono.

A very lightweight iron begging bowl about 11 inches wide and 8 high. Perhaps Muromachi? No proof or old signed box. Pure formal and tactile appeal.  

Also, a few kimono.

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Then to Nuno where my friend Reiko Sudo, the genius behind this remarkable textile company, has designed a sweet delight, yokan, in stripes for the Toraya Company. It made its debut today. Reiko pointed out the you can get a different striped pattern with each bite. 

 

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I ordered and swatched new Nuno fabrics for Asiatica and also some scarves. 

 

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Stylish Nuno designers walking in Roppongi. 

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