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Sunday
Oct112009

more japanese-english sewing resources

label free's excellent and insprirational step by step guide to sewing from japanese patterns: http://label-free.blogspot.com/search/label/How%20To%20-%20Japanese%20Crafting

crafty daisies collection of japanese translation resources on line http://craftydaisies.com/2008/09/13/japanese-primer/

batty chan's downloadable japanese sewing guide: Understanding the patterns in Gosurori focusing on  sewing goth/lolita style japanese clothes; main site: http://www.antipope.org/feorag/gosurori/index.html

karen boyette's website with a japanese sewing glossery http://www.karenboyette.us/

moving hand's japanese sewing and pattern terms: http://movinghands.wordpress.com/japanese-sewing-and-pattern-terms/

japan coulture blog (french site) with downloadable japanese/english/french translations for sewing with japanese patterns: http://japancouture.canalblog.com/ and JCA-LE lexique couture-downloadable pdf

my little mochi's downloadable list of vocabulary for making stuffies: http://mylittlemochi.typepad.com/my_little_mochi/2006/03/japanese_patter.html

crafting japanese, the amazying website about japanese craft books, also has a help page with links to resources for japanese for sewing, knitting, crocheting, beading. http://huangfamily.com/craftingjapanese/archives/help/

Tuesday
Mar102009

more resources for hands on workshops

kyoto prefecture vistors guide has a website that lists lots of craft activities that you can try in the kyoto area, with addresses, hours, and contact information. the best source i've found.

the association for promotion for traditional craft industries has a website with links to a wide variety of traditional crafts throughout japan at http://www.kougei.or.jp/english/

the kyoto visitor guide is a monthly magazine with sightseeing information, including current dates for markets and other seasonal events.

the kippo website also has an extensive list of links to places throughout the kansai region where you can experience traditional crafts and cultural activites.

Friday
Mar062009

reading tutor online translation site

reading tutor is my website of choice for translating japanese to english.

http://language.tiu.ac.jp/tools_e.html

if you can cut and paste japanese text into the box, the translation tool will generate english word by word. a real help for dealing with websites and whole paragraphs as well as single words.