Some of the examples of sashiko we saw in York last week were from the Japan Mingekan - Folk Craft Museum in Tokyo so that is going on my list of places to visit. The website (where this photograph and the following details are taken from) has some fantastic textiles in its gallery photographs. The museum is at
- 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0041
- TEL: 03-3467-4527
Take the Inokashira Line from Shibuya Station (make sure not to get on an express) and get off at the second stop, Komaba-Todaimae Station. Walk out of the station and under the tracks and turn left. Follow that road until it curves to the right, about a seven-minute walk. The Mingeikan will be on your right.
Inside the main Museum is the Museum Shop, where visitors can purchase a wide variety of mingei products.