I'm in love with Japanese Craft Books. A couple of months before I found about weblogging I was crazy about Chirimen Crafts. Some Chirimen links (In japanese)
History of maman's handicraft:A site with lot of pictures and comments in Japanese.
As I don't speak a word of Japanese my reviews on the sites can't be very interesting, but they have lots of eye candy... enjoy!!!
I bought my first book of Chirimen at the wellknown Kitty's Oriental Craft Shop It's more expensive than buying at Amazon.co.jp, but at Amazon you have to fight against the languange. Or have a Japanese friend help you, just in case that you have one. And at Kitty's you can browse the books and see if they are what you are looking for. My fav this week is a book on Knit Bags, take a look!!!
And of course I'll have to make a new years resolution about learning japanese, I found this dictionary that has pics and sounds...although very limited I love it. I'm learning to say doll in japanese !!!