A few months ago I went to Tokyo, Japan and had a pleasant vacation there. It was summer and of course nobody was wearing knits of wool. Anyhow, I went to Kichijoji and shop in a mega craft store called Yazawaya. And here is the official website of the store: http://www.yuzawaya.co.jp/
You can find not only knitting and crochet stuff, but fabrics, buttons and even books. However, the proportion for animono is rather small. I could not even find needles of one brand in all sizes.
Still, I found something very interesting like this one.
This is actually a Tunisian crochet hook with a clip and string that are used as attachment. I have not tried the set.
Below is a crochet hook of the brand Misasa. Made in Japan and made of wood from India. I tested it by crocheting some simple double stitch and it worked quite well. The weight is much lighter than I had expected. It's a Japanese size 7 hook. And as you can see, it's a beautiful design. Hopefully I can spend some time crocheting.
Well, as I was short of travelling expense, I did not buy any yarn. Still, I managed to spend almost two hours there browsing around. There're some used books for sale as well. Anyhow, next time when I go to Japan, I would like to check out another yarn store. If you have any tips for me or recommendation, please feel free to comment.
Happy knitting and crocheting