Giveaway: This and That From Japan

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This and That From Japan on Etsy offers a wonderful range of Japanese fabrics and craft supplies, straight from Japan! Owner Lisa, an expatriate originally from Hawaii, provides a one-stop shop for designer Japanese fabrics (like Shinzi Katoh, Decole, and Cozy Tomato), Sanrio character fabrics, and cotton and cotton-linen blend prints from Kokka and other manufacturers.

cute sanrio and san-x fabrics from this and that from japan

Lisa is offering three $25 gift certificates that can be used to buy fabrics from her cotton and cotton linen blend sections. To enter, visit her shop, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know your favorite fabric you saw there. The comments will be closed one week from today, Monday, Feb. 23 at noon CST, and afterwards Lisa will choose the three winners and set them up with their prize.

sheep on brown from this and that from japan

numbers fabric from this and that from japan

My own current favorites!

And-that’s-not-all-folks! True Up readers get 10% off their orders (not including shipping) through next Monday as well. Just go through Etsy’s checkout process and note “true up discount” in the “notes to seller” box. Don’t send any payment yet; you’ll receive a new invoice.

Lisa also provides a special shipping rate for large orders (from small businesses, sewing groups, or individuals) of $30 for about four pounds of fabric. The yardage just depends on the weight of the fabric but she has sent up to 13 yards of fabric this way. Again, complete the checkout process with Etsy but don’t pay, and note “Special Shipping” in the “notes to seller” box and she will send a new invoice. She will also let you know how much fabric you can add to make maximum use of the weight.


  1. Carrie says:

    I am dying for the little red riding hood print. Honestly, anything in this shop would be fantastic to have.

  2. Dawn says:

    I love the retro deer…Love it all!!

  3. tina says:

    hahah, love those smiling cat fabric! they make me smile. =D

  4. Limor says:

    OMG, way too hard to choose. I guess my top picks are forest friends and snow white.

  5. Lori Kay says:

    Pandas and pigs – that’s my favorite!

  6. Lauren says:

    I love the Colorful Turtles in pink, purple, aqua. The cars, cars, cars fabric is also adorable.

  7. Anna says:

    I absolutely adore the “Animals in the Woods” prints… and one of them has a *pink* background. Fabulous. (As is the brown matryoshka print, but I only get to pick one favorite!)

  8. Sarah says:

    They are all adorable, but I think the “Colorful Robots–Blue” is my very favorite.

  9. Mary says:

    Well, the whole shop is my favorite! BUT to pick one, this one:

    It’s black fabric with red and white birdcage and vine design, gorgeous!

  10. karen bee says:

    That is really tough — I’m so glad you linked to her site, though, I have been looking for a seller like that on etsy!

    My favorite of the cotton fabric (I sort of got happily overwhelmed and have only looked through that section so far) is either Banzai Pigs (my daughter would LOVE that, omg) or the “Flower Lines” in pink, which makes me think of spring. I can’t decide which comes out on top. :P

  11. Rachel says:

    !! I love japanese fabric. My fave right now is the “Dots, Dots, Dots – Gray and Pink”!

  12. kimberly says:

    i don’t know what it is, but i am in LOVE with the pink elephants! too cute!

  13. Kristin says:

    I am loving the umbrella print.

  14. Kim B says:

    what a jackpot of super fun and cool fabrics! yeah! I’m literally jumping up and down — can you see me?

    My favorite has to be the orange apples with ladybugs – perfect for something homemade for my little girl going off to kindergarten next Fall . wooo-hoo. add my name to the pot! thanks!

  15. Kate says:

    all these fabrics are fantastic!!
    since spring and summer are around the corner i am loving the anchors and sailboats & ropes….i’m a sucker for nautical prints :)

  16. stephanie says:

    How tough – I love them all! I especially like the little blue and red bikes for my little guy and the red and aqua apples for me!

  17. Brooke says:

    The hedgehogs were sooo tempting, but living in DC and following all the adventures of Tai Shan, I had to go with the panda fabric.

  18. Elena says:

    Growing up in Japan, I have a special love for the Sanrio fabrics especially “Hello Kitty”. For some reason though I really love the hedgehog fabrics!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Hedgehogs in the blue and green. My husband loves them. I think a shirt would be just the bomb.

  20. MichelleB says:

    I love the Bonzai Pigs! But I love the Matryoshka dolls too.

  21. Shannon says:

    the owls by far! Thanks for sharing her Etsy shop. I buy a lot of fabric on Etsy and have never visited her before.

  22. Joanne says:

    What a great selection to choose from! I have to go with Hippos, Zebras, and Elephants – Blues though, because it reminded me of a baby bedroom, and those little animals in that color palette are so graphic.

  23. ikkinlala says:

    I like the Japanese Fabric – Leaves – Blue.

  24. Rita says:

    I was going to say, Go For A Walk, because it would make awesome floor pillows for a kid’s room. But then I saw Cats in the Ocean and Underwater, which are just hilarious. How do people come up with this stuff?

  25. Chloe says:

    I would happily give the Butterflies (on black background) a home in my studio:

    How come? My husband & I chose butterflies as our theme for our wedding in August of 2007. My MIL and I ended up folding over 1000 origami butterflies to hang over our heads during the ceremony.

    Even after folding that many butterflies, I still have a soft spot for them :-)

  26. HeatherG says:

    I would LOVE to get the Cars, Trucks and Ambulances or the Robots for my son’s big boy room. I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to get any of the apple prints for an apron for me! Also love the elephants, so adorable! There are so many!

  27. Vineta says:

    I absolutely love Hedgehogs on Blue! It reminds me of my pet hedgehog I had back in high school. That was a crazy little animal! :)

  28. Zoe says:

    Too many wonderful choices… but my favourite has to be the Tenorikuma Honey because it made me laugh! And I’d also like to ask Lisa if she can get any Miffy fabric, and if Kogegan appears on any fabric (or any other San-x characters) or Chococat? Thanks for the great giveaway!

  29. Martha says:

    I love Japanese Fabric – Paris, France – Half Yard!


  30. cristina lindblad says:

    I love the hedgehogs the best, because i had a pet porcupine as a child. (I wouldn’t recommend it for other children, though)

  31. Jennie C. says:

    Robots … what can I say, I’m a geek.
    Birds and Bird Cages – Yellow … gotta love the retro.
    Alice in Wonderland – Black … I’m also a bookworm.

  32. Debbie says:

    Way too many cute fabrics. I especially like the hedgehogs and matryoshka dolls.

  33. linda kl says:

    Hi, I just love all the fabric in the shop, but Frogs Light Blue is my favorite! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  34. Jessica says:

    How did I not know about this shop before? Love it! So hard to choose just one. . . . Today I’m most feeling the Mushroom and Snails – Decole – Light Green.

  35. Sara says:

    What a nice idea. I’m partial to the bells. I love the simplicity and the irregular placement.

  36. Flo says:

    That “Indigo Waves” fabric just inspired me to pull out my sashiko supplies and get down to business!

  37. Ranae says:

    I LOVE almost every fabric in her shop!
    But I think if I had to pick just one it would be the elephants…I have a thing for elephants :)
    thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win – I could spend a LOT of $$ in her shop!

  38. Lisa K. says:

    She has such a wonderful shop. She’s been in my *favorites* for a while. I love them all, but my absolute favorite is ‘Retro Deer’.

  39. Laurie Miller says:

    Sooo many choices! I love Giraffes and Leaves on Black. My son loves Cars, Cars, Cars. My daughter loves Happy Squirrels. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  40. Megan says:

    Hedgehogs, hedgehogs, hedgehogs!

  41. Judi says:

    They are all awesome, but I think my favourite is the Rainy Days one with the umbrellas!

  42. kawaii-girl says:

    I’m too late for the win but I like the one with sheep on it and the one the numbers. ^^*