Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hokkaido Folk Arts and Craft Village

It’s a small world.  One of my US friends told me she has a friend who is originally from Hokkaido and now living in the US.  She told me her friend was coming to Japan to visit family and introduced us by email.  So, my friend’s friend, who is now my friend, came to Hokkaido and invited me to the home of her mother and sister one afternoon.  I took the train and they met me at the station.  I had a great time, and my new friend invited me to accompany her to the Hokkaido Folk Arts and Crafts Village a few days later.  Not only that, she arranged for us to take a weaving lesson!

We visited two of the three museums in the village.  Photographs were not allowed in the museums, but we were able to take many in the class area, the lobby, and the gift shop.

We had a great time!  Here is my finished weaving project.


Janie said...

How wonderful! Meeting a new friend and weaving, great pictures, I'm all excited now.
Thanks for sharing Pamela.

Beth in IL said...

Fabulous pictures! Sounds like you had a good time.

D1-D2 said...

It looks like fun :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a great post. I always am amazed when the Universe comes together to give a great gift and meeting someone like this is an EVENT!! Very cool post.