Saturday, June 7, 2014

Early June in Tokyo, 2014

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A Russian Bay Leaf tea from Kyoto and my little Rice decopatch pencil box.

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I was on my way to my first Japanese wedding! (Probably shouldn't have had those last few glasses of Cava and missed the last train the night before though...) The dress code was 'colourful'. So sweet! I wore this necklace and bag with a green silk Gorman dress and some suede magenta bow pumps. Gosh, I hope I didn't go overboard on the dress code. Hah!

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やった!I caught the bouquet!!!

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Roadies Tokyo style with Matt and Joel. Best guys ever.

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A few to many of these at Martin's super fun birthday. Special thanks to Matt for this shot. I realllllly need to update my iphone.

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OMG! I turned up to dinner with DA and we both had new op-shop clothes on - IN (almost) EXACTLY THE SAME PRINT!? Amazing, no!?

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THEN we ate food which was almost as colourful. If you're in Shinsen, please try this place.

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Flat white with Luke at 'Bondi Coffee Sandwiches' which has just opened up in Tomigaya. You can take the girl outta Australia but...

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THIS is my supermarket! Love you Japan!

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Apparently there were 30 different things in this ¥412 'balance' supermarket obento.

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Crafting away as usual.
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Edges of Japanese packaging 'Lettuce, Saran Wrap, Cheese and Pasta'.

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More adorable Japanese packaging.

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My friend Kazumi just released her latest craft book!

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She put the Aussie newsagents bag I gave her to good use!

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One of the good things about Tokyo's humid Summer.

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Sandwiches! I'll be hosting another workshop at Tokyu Hands Shinjuku on 15th June. Hope you can come along! More details as soon as I have them.

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A slight addiction.

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Hello Sandwich (messy) desk.

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A spur of the moment all-nighter with Mr Drew.

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The light at 4am - gosh!

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No rest for Yamato.

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This used to be the Odakyu-sen.

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Decided to make this black and white after watching this Moriyama film (Thanks, James).

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Combini - The best place for portraits for Mr Drew.

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4:45am Shimokita.

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It's rainy season in Tokyo now. My washing machine is full of water and won't start! Gahhh. I have to go to a Sangria party tomorrow and I can't wear this! Send help!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich


  1. such a great post, from start to finish, but I must admit, when i saw the pen you're using in that photo with your computer and desk, I nearly squeaked. it's silly to squeak about a pen, but holy moly those pens are the BEST!!! They're all I used when I lived in Japan and I miss them every time I have to use an australian (*cough* inferior*cough*) pen.

    enjoy Japan you lucky Sandwhich :) xx

    1. Hi Linda, Oh hah I thought those were available everywhere, no? I like the 0.3 type in navy the best. Kinokuniya must stock them next time you're in Sydney. Or what about Magnation? Hope all is well in Melbourne. Did you visit the new Harvest workroom yet?

  2. "a slight addiction", the pics Eb, I want to see your whole outfit from the Wedding.... Looks likes great fun, even at 4am...

    1. Thanks Cathy! Oh dear, I did not think the 4am idea was fun the day after, let me tell you that. Silly Sandwich! I will try and dig up a pic of the whole outfit! Miss you xoxo

  3. Great post. I have that same eyelet punch and I was wondering how you were able to use it as an edger instead of making "ribbon" or did you just use a different punch?

    1. Hello! Oh that's great you have that Martha Stewart Punch! They are great aren't they. Actually (and it's cropped out in this shot) but this one is one of the new 'two in one' punches that does both a ribbon and an edge using a small switch on the part that's cropped out. They are fantastic and I highly recommend!

      You can see it if you scroll down here:

      Hope that helps!

  4. I love your pictures, your blog: simply beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures. I miss Japan!

    1. Thank you so much! That's so kind of you! xoxo