Happy New Year!

Officially, in Japan people keep congratulating you with the New Year till around mid January, so I am not being really late! Happy 2010!!!

I hope this year is going to bring much much more exciting events to all of you, while I am going to tease you about my life in Japan. First impression or not, it is AWESOME! It’s just as I expected it to be and more.. so many things that have been learnt. Where would have I gone next day after we had landed in the country of a Rising Sun?…
Yes, a craft/yarn store! It was 5 floor high and best to go by myself and spend a whole day at! A whole floor to fabrics, a floor to yarn and buttons, a floor to stationary and beading, bagmaking, silversmithing, leather crafts, etc .. it is enough to make one want to throw up from the sensory overload. Especially if you are like me and do lots of those crafts. To compare with something else, it is like Costco Superstore sized High end craft store!
I have not taken any photos of it yet, but I have many moons ahead of me!

Just before New Years I got a chance to meet up with wonderful Reiko/joujoka who is a fellow blogger and a knitter living in Tokyo. She is very kind and met us at Kichijoji station and have taken me to…

right, Avril! I can’t wait to meet up with her again so we can explore more crafty destinations in Tokyo and suburbs and hopefully meet more Japanese knitters!
After that we went to get Siow Chin who arrived that day to Japan for holidays with her family! It was soo much fun to have met them all now! I have known Siow Chin for couple years online, we have exchanged packages, but it was still quite surreal to finally meet in real life! And the girls are the sweetest and so funny!

Shinjuku lights…

I have seen 2010 in on Zojoji Temple grounds and it was amazing!

How did you spend your holidays??

7 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. YarnSnob says:

    Happy New Year Olga!
    Oh I envy you! Japan must be a wonderful country, hope you are adapting to the culture change 🙂

  2. maitai says:

    happy new year!! i miss you! i’m so glad you’re enjoying yourself and seeing so many cool things.

  3. azzuka says:

    I’m really glad you’re enjoying your first weeks in Japan. The more you know it, the more you love it.

  4. MildlyCrafty says:

    Hi Olga, can you tell me which craft store you went to that was five floors? I’m going to Japan in Feb and am making a list of craft shops to visit 🙂


  5. OLGAJAZZY says:

    @ MildlyCrafty,

    Amy, I went to Yuzawya in Yamato. This is one in the suburbs of Tokyo, but there are much more of them in Tokyo. There is also Yuzawaya on 11th floor in Takashimaya in Shinjuku.

  6. Amy says:

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve visited the knit blogs I used to frequent and here I pop in and see you are now living in Japan. How exciting! Did you get a fabulous job designing knitwear in Japan?

  7. OLGAJAZZY says:

    Hi, Amy! Thank you, but I wish – that would have been perfect. My husband is in the military, so apart from being a designer, I am a military wife. =)

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