This isn't actually as easy as you might think.
It all began with the Cherry Blossom Festival of 2013
when I became aware of the mysteries and wonders of Japanese paper dolls. Take a look at the link, tell me you wouldn't be interested in being able to make your own!
This year, I inquired whether they knew of any paper doll classes down here, but on being informed they were pretty much the only one around, I decided to try the workshop. So, roll forward a few weeks to May 19th, I gathered what little courage I possessed and essayed the 50-minutes or so drive to San Francisco. (Aiee!) This is quite a bit out of my comfort range; I'm not normally comfy driving any further than 20 minutes or so, but Japantown in San Francisco is not near the BART stations, unfortunately.
I got there quite early, allowing for me to try and find some lunch and maybe browse a bit. Some browsing did reveal ramen places (and sushi, but I'm not much for sushi, something about raw fish makes me reluctant to put it in my mouth) but I suspected it might be a bit heavy food. I got an egg muffin sammich from a local cafe instead. I also failed to find a paper dolls book in Books Nikaku. It really is an esoteric topic!( Cut for pictures! )