Aug 2, 2013
Konnichiwa...I have returned from my happy adventure in Japan. Once again, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Tokyo by my generous hosts...The Canal Company, owners of the Dear Bear Stores. I do believe that this was my eighth trip. Above are a few of the new additions to my Kokeshi collection. These happy girls are awfully relaxed considering that they are standing next to a Ninja Warrior.
While there I give classes...these two pin cushions are what me made this year. All of my talented students did a fantastic job...I was very proud.
This is "Little Miss Punkie"...she is a limited edition of ten that I made for the event. Each Punkie is a one-of-a-kind. She is stepping out of her own book "Welcome to Punkie-Town."
This is "Cheeky, Jr."...he also is a limited edition of ten..all different. I had fun making these.
This is my display at the Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku.
My good friend Nami took "Chicky-Boom" home with her. It was hot in Tokyo so Chicky likes to swim.
"Freddy and Fido"...
I will post more photos in a few days. I have pockets full of warm happy memories. Over the years I have made many very special friends in Japan. I am a very lucky girl.
Have silly "I love Japan" fun, Jody-San