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  • Elaine Koogler
    Feb 1, 2002
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      No problem. I'm not really sensitive about the title thing. Call me
      anything but late for dinner!!

      I hope you have a great time in San Francisco. It's truly a wonderful
      place. I have been to the hardware store others have talked about, and
      found it to be a very dangerous place!! Also, the antique store in the mall
      is incredible. And also very dangerous!! There is a bridge that crosses
      between the two parts of the mall where there are shops as well.there is a
      small shop there that sells kimono and other items, including dolls, many of
      which are antique. Their prices on these seem to be quite reasonable. I
      also found dolls and other Japanese items in Chinatown, oddly enough!

      Kiri

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Elsyr [mailto:elsyr@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 9:02 AM
      To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Fwd: [SCA-JML] OT - San Francisco]

      Oops. Meant to type Kiri-hime. Sorry about that.

      Elsyr wrote:

      > Kiri-dono:
      >
      > Unfortunately all travel arrangements have to be made through our
      corporate
      > travel services, and they managed to get us from Jacksonville, FL to SF
      (flying
      > in to Oakland, actually) for under $300 without a weekend stay over. I
      was
      > surprised that the airfares were that low without a weekend, but at that
      price,
      > 2 additional nights in a San Francisco hotel would cost more than the
      ticket.
      > :-( However, since SF (unlike Jacksonville) is a _real_ city in which the
      > sidewalks do not roll up magically at sun down, I am thinking that many of
      the
      > shops I will want to check out will be open in the evening hours during
      the
      > week. I got a hint from a friend the other day about a fabric store in
      Union
      > Square called Britex ... four floors of nothing but bolts of fabric and
      > notions. That should kill a few hours, at least. :-)
      >
      > Sakurakawa
      >
      > Elaine Koogler wrote:
      >
      > > Did you point out to them that airline tickets are usually cheaper if
      they
      > > include a weekend? Oftentimes the difference is quite substantial!!!
      > > That's how I used to get my company to let me stay out there over
      > > weekends....
      > >
      > > Kiri
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Elsyr [mailto:elsyr@...]
      > > Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 4:54 PM
      > > To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] OT - San Francisco
      > >
      > > Arigato, Mokurai-bozu. I looked at a map this afternoon, and
      Japantown
      > > should
      > > be within striking distance of where I will be staying downtown.
      > > Hopefully, the
      > > stores in the shopping district there stay open fairly well into the
      > > evening
      > > hours, as I will be in meetings in Concord for most of each day and my
      > > sightseeing will have to be pretty much exclusively after work.
      > > Unfortunately,
      > > I couldn't con the company into sending me out there for a weekend, as
      > > well as
      > > for the week. :-)
      > >
      > > Sakurakawa
      > >
      > > mokurai wrote:
      > >
      > > > There is a ton to see in SF. One place my Lady and I loved was
      > > Japantown's
      > > > shopping district and mall. Check out the hardware store! You
      wouldn't
      > > think
      > > > it, but there are tons of cool items in that store for us
      re-creators. I
      > > got
      > > > tabi that actually fit, a period design iron candle holder, and much
      > > more.
      > > > Check out their wood-working supplies and selection of fittings,
      hinges
      > > and
      > > > such. Wowsers.
      > > >
      > > > The mall is also fun and includes a very good Kinokuniya book store
      and
      > > an
      > > > amazing antique store. We couldn't afford most of the contents of
      that
      > > one,
      > > > but it was a great place to gawk - really almost a museum. Good for
      > > getting
      > > > ideas and "Oh, so _that's_ how that works." revelations.
      > > >
      > > > - mokurai
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: Elsyr [mailto:elsyr@...]
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 2:59 PM
      > > > To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: [SCA-JML] OT - San Francisco
      > > >
      > > > Konichiwa!
      > > >
      > > > I am going to be heading out west next Monday on a mundane business
      trip
      > > > to San Francisco and Concord, CA. I am hoping to relieve the agony
      of a
      > > > week of all day meetings with some shopping, sightseeing, and dining
      in
      > > > the area. Any hints about places not to be missed? Japanese book
      > > > stores, fabric shops, etc., etc.? I'm sure there are a lot of
      things an
      > > > SCA Nippon-ophile would want that are easily available in SF,
      difficult
      > > > or impossible to locate in north Florida. Any suggestions would be
      > > > greatly appreciated.
      > > >
      > > > Arigato!
      > > >
      > > > Sakurakawa Sumiyori
      > > >
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