Jojo, if you have a seamstress friend, you may want to hit up Yuzawaya (very large craft and fabric store) - they do tons of really gorgeous traditional (and less traditional) prints.
Such a great tip, thank you!
I'm SO jealous, jojo, but I'm so glad you are having a nice time!
So far I love everything about Japan (okay, almost everything, I really wish I could fit into all of the adorable dresses I'm seeing but that's what my seamstress bff is for!!) and I don't want this trip to end at all.
Haha, I hear you. I have some Japan dresses that are scandalously short yet I still wear but them, but for some stupid reason I spent 2000 yen in Harajuku on amazing steals on piles and piles of tights and leggings, only to remember that I am tall and "one size fits all" in Japan means "horrifyingly saggy crotch" to me.
Yes! I tore all of the tights I brought with me within the first three days and I can't find any that fit me at all, I've given up & I'm just gonna wear leggings for the rest of the trip!