Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kawaii Nori Punch Smile Face

This nori punch is soooo cute! There are pictorial symbol pattern to punch nori. You can make cute smiling face. It does not give the size of the punch but it is small. Perfect for adding cuteness to your children lunch!

It says to just rinse under water. 

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Sushi Stickers

Sushi Stickers

This is a cute Japanese stickers at fromjapanwithlove on etsy. There are many sushi like shrimp sushi, roll sushi, tuna sushi, maguro sushi, squid sushi, inari sushi, egg sushi etc. so yummy and cute!!

These are perfect for scrapbooking, card making or any project you can think of!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mizuhiki Japanese Decorative Paper Strings Cords

Mizuhiki is made from strips of twisted Japanese washi paper. It is very important in Japan and is used to convey warmth and affection. Women use it to decorate their hair and it is used to decorate envelopes and New Year's decorations.

This is perfect for scrapbooking, card making or any project you can think of!

Please note that the 3rd picture is just an example of how the mizuhiki can be used-it is not included.

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This is a great vintage Japanese door pull!! Hikite

This is a great vintage Japanese door pull!! In Japan, sliding doors are very common and these are used in the sliding doors. 3 in package. These would be fabulous as frames for your art, a small dish for teeny tiny objects etc.

It is from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Kashigata Sugar Cake Mold

This is a vintage mold called "kashigata" mold. This is a beautiful Japanese vintage wood sweets mold, sugar cake mold and cookie mold. It is a round, circle design. Kashigata was used in the making of wagashi (nama-gashi or freshly made cake and hi-gashi or dried confectionery) for tea ceremonies.

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.

Common kashigata motifs in the Edo era - chrysanthemums, plum blossoms
Meiji Era - spread of western technology - balloons, planes
World War II - national pride heightened - cherry blossoms, battleships - used as gifts for departing troops, ceremonies and commemorative occasions

With the advent of refrigeration, fresh fish replaced rakugan motifs like the sea bream. Sadly today, making offerings for fortunate and unfortunate events is no longer a common practice. This in turn has lessened rakugan demand although they are still found in tea ceremonies and homes. The decrease in kashigata artisans today has made kashigata carving a dying craft making kashigata itself a sought-after collectible.

*You can use this mold as food mold to cook. Please clean thoroughly before using.

**************** This has 3 very famous traditional images in Japan- the lotus leaf, the lotus root and pine.

It measures 27 cm long x 9.5cm at the widest point x 3.5 cm tall. They are 7cm, 5.8 cm and 4.5 cm wide inside. Please note that there is a crack in the cover.

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Flower Jewelry Ring

This is a gorgeous and bold ring! The base is pink with an Asian pattern. There is a white flower with a pink center. Gorgeous! Unique! 

It measures 4cm wide. It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes

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