Japan has always been one of the leaders in craft.
Half my fabric collection is inspired by Japanese designs and some are specially flown in from that beautiful place. I cannot wait to visit Japan personally!
I found this awesome blog - Tokyo Craft Guide. (I'm still contemplating on buying the USD$18 book.)
A friend recently went to Tokyo and got me some fabrics. When he described that place, it sounded like paradise to me. An entire district just on fabrics and craft things!!! I reckon that place is this Nippori Fabric Town that was mentioned here.
I'm planning a trip early next year and I'm already starting some homework! Yes, excited much but can you blame me? Time to save up to get all the fabrics home! *jumps in joy*