I. Am. A. Material. Girl.
All of the fabric pieces above are Japanese hand towels. They're called Tenugui and they've been produced since the Edo era. The width is small and both ends are cut and left unhemmed and can be used in various ways. These are sold by a chain store called RAAK.
I purchased all of the fabric at Okadaya in Shibuya. There are 7 floors of fabric. I would still be there rolling around in bolts of fabric, but I had to leave 'cause I was hungry.
The store was a goldmine for us craftoholics. The other half of the store included 1 floor of buttons, 1 floor of yarn, 1 floor of beads, 1 floor of ribbon & trim, 1 floor of Japanese craft books, 1 floor of flower making supplies, and 1 floor of embroidery stuff. And yeah, I think I bought something on every floor too.
I left Buck sitting by the door with my fabric haul while I shopped the other half of the store. I was gone quite a while 'cause when I returned, he was gone.
Not to worry, just look for the tall white bald man. I looked up and down the street but didn't see him. Then I spied the Standing Sushi restaurant. Of course, that's where he was, elbow to elbow hobnobbin with the locals.
If you're ever lucky enough to shop at this store, make sure you visit the Standing Sushi restaurant across the street. It rocked!