Just had one of my rare and infrequent trips into the city. Sad faces and run down aura on almost everyone. Eeek. What is happening. Harried faces, equally harried spirits, and rumpled tumbled clothing. Bit sad.
Kinokuniya (bookshop) and beloved Jewelry Making books
... on the decline. Last time I went into Kinokuniya, I was caught and held spell bound for like 4-6 hours. So many books and magazines. I especially love the Japanese graphical beading and craft books. And there were also a lot of Western beading books like by Laura McCabe,etc.
Today .. the section that I loved has shrunk down to 1/10th of what it was. Gone. Smattering of jewelry making and beading books compared to before. And wirework being so hot right now .. there was only ONE semi-related wireworking book.