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« on: November 09, 2006 04:46:09 PM »

I'm studying abroad in Japan, and I leave in January.  I won't be able to bring too much, so I have some questions, but this is all I can think of right now.

How expensive are sewing machines in Japan? And if I brought it back to the US with me, would I be able to use it?  I can't be four months without my sewing machine ;_;
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006 04:58:54 AM »

Sewing machines can be pretty pricey, but there are some basic ones for around 10,000 yen.  However, they aren't heavy duty at all! I recommend getting a used one.  I got one from a sewing machine store FOR FREE because the saleswoman didn't want to see me buy a crappy, though temporary, machine.  though that was rare, it is possible to get used machines for cheap.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006 07:12:42 PM »

Thanks for the advice! I wonder if I would be better off having my machine sent to me...

though it might  cost about the same to ship I suppose!!
I just know I won't be able to stand being without my machine, especially after I go to Harajuku and Shinjuku.  Or Kyoto.  You know, whatever. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006 06:55:13 AM »

Shipping a machine can be expensive, so your best bet is to get a used one for the time you're here.  Also, depending on where you live, the voltage may be different.  So, you wouldn't be able to use it back home without an adapter. 

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006 01:04:22 PM »

But if I had an adapter, I COULD use it back home, right?  Cheesy

I just can't waittttttt.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006 10:06:55 PM »

But if I had an adapter, I COULD use it back home, right?  Cheesy

I just can't waittttttt.

Yep! You can get adapters easily in Japan.  check out akihabara (or the Osaka equivalent) or any duty free shop. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2006 09:31:46 AM »

I lived in Japan for 14 years and the best places to check are second hand shops. They are everywhere. They are called recycle shops. The trick is just hitting the shop at the right time. But you might find other cool stuff while waiting for the machine. I miss those shops soooooo much. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006 01:19:20 PM »

Thats very helpfull Cheesy

I'll be in Tokyo, if you know any there.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010 01:45:39 AM »

may i point out that one or two companies make hand held sewing machines that are half the size of the smallest two slice toasters. although they can be persnickity Undecided Undecided
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