I thought it might be fun and, maybe helpful to some, to show and tell all my japanese craft books and their ISBN numbers. I just discovered (thanks Cindy!) that you can order many of these books through YesAsia.com. The interface is in English, the checkout is super easy and they have FREE shipping for orders over $39. Score! So if you don't have Kinokuniya or Mitsuwa nearby you can still get in on the japanese crafty goodness.
It's so much cheaper to get these books on YesAsia than Kitty's on ebay. And it's fun to do the sleuthing.. for example I thought this book on Kitty's looked cool. So I discovered if there is any English on the cover at all it's not that hard to find on Amazon.jp. A search for "cotton paint" led me right to it. Then with the ISBN I found it over on YesAsia.. $11.43!! It sold for $31 plus $14.30 shipping on Kitty's. Of course then I forgot to order it when I put in my YesAsia order. duh. Oh, and I should mention - this is my first time ordering with them. But I've heard good things.
So here are the ones I have
cross-stitch book I got for Christmas...4277370055
new style of sashiko...4277341063
Anytime, Anywhere Teddy Bear, another Christmas present :) ... 4579107616 only on Amazon.jp
Flower Accessory - my first Japanese craft book that my sweet Mom bought me from Kitty's...4277462618
Palm Sized Stuffies from Jen...4834722449
A quilting book of house patterns that I just bought (more on it later)...4529040984
So if anyone else out there want to share their ISBNs too that'd be super cool. Subvert the system man!