Vintage Japanese Stencil Family Crest Kamon Stencil F37 by VintageFromJapan http://www.etsy.com/listing/121597924/vintage-japanese-stencil-family-crest
Monday, January 28, 2013
Japanese Fabric Cute Cats Plum Blossoms Half by FromJapanWithLove http://www.etsy.com/listing/121801850/japanese-fabric-cute-cats-plum-blossoms
Japanese Ring Yuzen Washi Chiyogami Paper Ring Domed Glass Flowers http://www.etsy.com/listing/110154631/japanese-ring-yuzen-washi-chiyogami
This is a cute set of Hello Kitty mayonnaise sauce cups for carrying mayonnaise, ketchup and sauce at bento box lunch. http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/sanrio-hello-kitty-bento-lunch-mayonnaise... 2 spoil bottles and sauce cups. These mayo cups are by Sanrio.
2 mayonnaise / sauce cups and 2 spoil bottles in package
Sunday, January 6, 2013
This is a vintage mold called "kashigata". This is a beautiful Japanese vintage wood sweets mold. https://www.etsy.com/listing/98926138/vintage-japanese-kashigata-mold
Often made of sakura (cherry wood) and seasoned for about 3 years before carving, kashigata were used to make dried confectionery made of rice flour and sugar called rakugan. Earliest records show that this practice dates back to the mid-17th century. These confections were used as offerings and snacks for celebratory occasions and even unfortunate events. For example when a person died, it was expensive to give flowers or fresh food so, people made these sweets in the form of flowers, fish etc. These items were then placed on the "butsudan" (family shrine found in the house) for the dead person.
Kashigata were also used in the making of wagashi (nama-gashi or freshly made cake and hi-gashi or dried confectionery) for tea ceremonies.
It measures 20.3 cm long x 11.8 cm wide x 4.5cm tall. Inside it measures 13.8 cm x 10 cm .