This was Japanese fabric manufacturer Hokkoh‘s first Quilt Market (or at least, their first Fall market), and their presence confirmed to me that the popularity of Japanese fabric in the United States is increasing.
Hokkoh produces higher-end apparel fabrics — mostly cotton lawn, double gauze, and linen-cotton blends. At market they had about a quarter traditional Japanese prints and the rest were contemporary. And all were gorgeous. These pictures don’t do them justice, either — the quality was superb. Like a Japanese version of Liberty.
Their featured collection Asagohan (above), is based on the traditional Japanese breakfast. The fabrics below each came in several colorways.