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Japan With Kids - Forums: Shopping in Japan: Scrapbooking and Supplies
By MasagoKawashita on Saturday, August 30, 2003 - 10:09 am:

Many of you must be already making your family albums. Unfortunately scrapbooking is not very popular in Japan but more people are getting involved in scrapbooking. I offer scrapbooking classes and workshops as a Creative Memories consultant. I started my scrapbooking when I was in US and I became a consultant almost 2 years ago. It is hard to find scrapbooking supplies in Japan but we provide lots of supplies and materials which are all photo safe and easy to use. I usually have classes at my house in Fujisawa, west of Yokohama. I am happy to come to your place if more than 3 people's attendance and not too far from my house, Yokohama, Atsugi, Yamato, Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kamakura and a part of Kawasaki are available. If you want to purchase scrapbooking supplies, I have no area limit, anywhere in Japan. If you are interested or want more information, please contact me by emai.

By MasagoKawashita on Saturday, May 8, 2004 - 4:03 pm:

Scrapbooking is gaining a little more popularity in Japan, but it is still pretty hard to find supplies, tools, and proper instruction from experienced instructors. Here I have everything for your scrapbooking needs !!
If you would like to start scrapbooking, I will set up a class for first timers. Actually I am planning a class for beginners on 16th, Sunday at a shopping mall in Fujisawa with no class fee. Ask for details.
Please email me if you want anything for your scrapbooking. I am happy to help you.

By Jellund on Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 8:37 pm:

I am interested in starting scrapbooking, can anyone tell me if there are any classes available in Tokyo or any shops that sell scrapbooking supplies?

Thank you very much

By Steve B on Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 10:40 pm:

The B1 floor of the Ito-ya stationery store in Ginza is completely dedicated to scrapbook supplies --lettering, borders, design pages, japanese paper, etc.

I wandered down there one time just to see what was there and entered an amazing world I had known nothing about. I even ended up buying a bagful of stuff. Have fun!

By Nancy on Saturday, June 18, 2005 - 11:40 pm:

It seems Creative Memories has a Japanese site. Here is the link to their main page on which there is a link to their Japanese website. Perhaps the consultant in Japan speaks English.

By Julie Hansberry on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 12:34 am:

The Creative Memories rep does speak English, in fact she has a posting elsewhere on this forum. I've emailed with her before (I'm moving to Japan and an avid scrapbooker myself!). Glad to hear there are supplies available. When I lived in Bangkok I had a small scrapbook business there (homebased) and my Japanese friends were my best customers!

By Nancy on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 2:19 am:

Thanks Julie. Jellund, if you search on this forum using the word "scrapbook" you will find the postings and the rep's name.
The posts go back a couple of years so when you search just use the "no time limit" in the last field.

By MasagoKawashita on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 3:27 am:

Hi! I am the Creative Memories Rep who posted on this board about scrapbooking a couple years ago. I still offer classes, for both beginners and experienced scrapbookers. All kinds of finest quality scrapbooking supplies are also available. I live in Fujisawa, west of Yokohama. Still I can set up classes in Akasaka if there are 3 or more people. Please email to
if anyone is interested.
Thank you for bringing up this discussion.

By MasagoKawashita on Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 10:22 pm:

An introductory Scraobooking class will be offered on July 4th, Monday, 10:30-12:30 in Akasaka, 3 minutes from American Embassy.
You will learn the basics of scrapbooking; choosing photos, cropping, simple lay out, choosing colors & enhancement, in this 2 hour class. You will make your first page with your photos while learning these basics. All the materials will be provided except photos.

This is so simple and easy that ANYONE can be successful. You don't have to make a work of art, but work of HEART. Don't you want to have a precious and priceless storybook of your own?

4 spaces are available.
Email for more information and reservation.
Sorry, no kids, please.

By Mrs Lara Pope on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 - 12:29 pm:

are there any scrapbooking shops in shizuoka

By heather flaherty on Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 9:34 am:

As a scrapbooking consultant I would be interested in finding scrapbooking supplies that I need right away , so if anyone knows of any scrapbooking stores in the yokohama area it would be appreciated.
Thanks, Heather
Leaving Prints "Capture Life"

By Cornelia on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:29 pm:

COSTCO mail order through Flying Pig (from Fukuoka: 1-2 days):
Pacon Acid Free Scrapbook Paper (300 sheets, 20 colors) [821926]
Content: 300 x 1 sheet
Price: 2,250 Yen
There is a growing amount of scrapbooking stuff available in places like Itoya (Ginza), and stationary sections of bigger bookstores. I even saw some scrapbooking supplies at BIC camera in Yurakucho! You never know what you will find where!

By Julie Hansberry on Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 2:47 pm:

I moved to Japan last year and brought with me tons of supplies from a business I had in Bangkok. If several of you, together, are interested, I'd be happy to open up my home to a "sale" to unload this stuff. I couldn't find anyone to take over the business when I left Bangkok and even after lots of sales I still have tons of paper, stickers and tools just sitting in boxes!! Everything was from US suppliers. If there is a lot of interest I'd be happy to plan a day or two sale in the Sept or Oct

By Jane Robinson on Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 7:35 pm:

I found a great new bilingual online scrapbooking shop. They have lots of really nice new scrapbooking supplies and the owners are cool and fun. I've ordered quite a few times and been really satisfied.

By Kirwoest on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:28 pm:

As do some other members, I also offer scrapbooking workshops and shopping in Kanagawa. I hold weekly workshops every Monday and Tuesday morning. In addition, people can reserve Fri., Sat., or Sun. I am a qualified teacher and have also studied fine arts, incl. photography. People come to learn how to scrap, be more creative, shop, and many just come to chat, drink good coffee and do some crafts! Feel free to contact me if you want to drop in!

By Kirwoest on Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 10:17 pm:

I forgot to mention in my posting about scrapbooking workshops that I do also have a babysitting service! I guess that is an important point seeing as this is JapanWITHKids! She is bilingual, amazing at her job, AND I couldn't survive without her! She doesn't work for free (unfortunately), but still only costs 400 yen an hour if you are sharing with me or someone else. JFYI! :-)

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