Shimenawa (しめ縄) – An ornament for new year

It is already November and you will see Christmas lights at many places in Tokyo and it is also fun to visit those places with your loved ones and family. You will also find unusual looking straw rope made ornaments at various shops and toward the end of year, the special shops only dedicated to…

OHA Shoehorn by Lemnos 尾羽 靴べら

These bird shaped shoehorn are made with aluminum for silver colored one and brass for the gold one. They are not only cute looking, but they are also practical too with the functional hole in the middle, so that you can hold the shoehorn tightly with your fingers. The gold version is significantly heavier than that…

Pure tin beer glass (純錫製のビールグラス)

Many people drink beer with glassware normally, I suppose. In Japan, however, it is getting more popular to use these tin made beer cups especially at high-end restaurants, where care about the taste of beer. It has been said that these metal made glasses make alcohol taste better due to the effect of ionic activity. When…

Pure tin sake carafe and cups 純錫製の酒器

These are set of sake cup and carafe. It has been said that these sake containers make sake tastier and better making the tast somewhat softer due to the effects of the material used. For the details and more photos, you can check the online stores Cups http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/164-1.html http://www.aoyamamarket.com/ma/kitchen-cups/06.html Carafes http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/maaoyama/164-2.html http://www.aoyamamarket.com/ma/kitchen-cups/07.html