I found these japanese fabrics in a store in Portland ('Fabric in the City', great store btw).
I saw a great opportunity to make more pillows in our living room (we love pillows!).
I made tassels out of real Sashiko thread (www.eurojapanlinks.com).
I also found these chinese beads in a bead store in... Portland ('Bead It').
Black bead with white Sashiko tassel.
Red bead with red Sashiko tassel.