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Just yesterday I found out about the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, and with a name like that how could I not go immediately?

It’s on for a week, at Tokyo Dome and is absolutely huge

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as well as lots and lots of stalls for fabric, threads and sewing machines, there is an exhibition of quilts from 94 artists, and the annual Japan Quilt Grand Prix. Here is the Grand Prix winner, sorry it’s a poor shot, the crowd around it was similar to the one around the Mona Lisa.

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and here’s the winner from the Junior competition, which was a graffiti -themed quilt.

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and some more of my favourites…

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Amazing, huh? Like a terrible person I failed to record the names of the artists of each one, but if you get down to Tokyo Dome before January 30th, you can check them out yourself. Here’s the Great Quilt Festival website. 

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It’s not Friday (again) but Japan is on my mind, and one of my favourite Japanese motifs is sakura, cherry blossom, so here are some very lovely items featuring sakura, from British makers on Folksy.

Cherry blossom cuff by Claire Gent

Red and Ivory vintage kimono silk cushion by Ribbonreal

Cherry blossom tree painting by Louise Mead

Leather phone case by Tovicorrie

Cherry blossom hammered silver cuff ring by Sophie Marie Smith Design

Kanzashi brooch by Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi