Category Archive: Important Links

Textile & Craft Workshops in Tokyo

Students often ask me where they can learn more about textiles outside of the classes offered at Bunka and in the GFC. There are many places an eager student can go in and… Continue reading

Sewing machine basics

The other day I introduced you to your new pets….. Your new sewing machines! For some of you it was a lot of information all at once, but here are some resources that… Continue reading

Fashion Job listings Have a look at this list for info on jobs in the fashion industry in Japan. Most of the jobs are in Visual Merchandising, PR, Brand Planning, HR, Shop staff, Online Marketing,… Continue reading

Fashion Theory Reading List

Fashion theory reading list This list has been gleaned from the V&A! If you want one of these books, have the library order it in. Or, if you look deep, real deeeep in… Continue reading

Free books online from The MET and The Guggenheim, New York

THANK YOU. The MET has put the full texts of hundreds of books on art online. Thank you! Copyright laws and fiscal gain aside, this is how it should be. Art books for… Continue reading

The Journal of Modern Craft

Published by Berg, The Journal of Modern Craft is an important resource for you as a researcher or designer. “The new periodical The Journal of Modern Craft will cover all aspects of craft… Continue reading

Pattern People – Surface design wizards

Woah. Woah. Woah. This site is chock-full of beautiful pattern inspiration and textile designs. This is the site of two graphic and textile designers,¬†Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery, who came together in… Continue reading

Bunka Gakuen SCHOOL SHOP!

Bunka Gakuen SCHOOL SHOP! We are so so super duper silly pants lucky to have such a wonderful shop in our school. Above is a link to the big shop that is in… Continue reading

Asakusabashi- Leather & Parts town!

If you’re looking for a place to buy leather, beads, chain, or any kind of buckle or accessory related part you can imagine, please head over to Asakusabashi (it’s on the Chuo Sobu… Continue reading

Flea Markets in Tokyo

Summer is here! So what does that mean?? FLEA MARKETS!!!! Here is a list of all the upcoming flea markets in Tokyo! If you have trouble reading the text ( because it is… Continue reading