Cute & high quality makeup brush Kumanofude 熊野の化粧筆

Kumano area of Hiroshima prefecture has been known for making high quality hand made brushes for calligraphy and makeups. They use various natural hair from various animals depending on the types of brush and the tips of hair are not trimmed, so they are smooth and gentle touch for your skin. These brushes are generally…

Chocolatan (Chocolate designed leather goods for chocoholics)

This chocolate like design wallet is made of leather pressed like chocolate and it is called Chocolatan. It is made in Kobe of Hyogo prefecture, where is famous for high quality leather products. This wallet is not only cute looking, but also well made. You can keep lots of cards in it. This bag has…

Composition series by Kaori Walsh. New arrival

Ms. Kaori Walsh spent her childhood in Mie prefecture, but she now lives in Tokyo. The composition series is inspired by a mixture of Japanese traditonal wooden craft called Yosegi marquetry and Mondrian paintings, as you may have noticed the similarities. She paints all of them by hand and each of them has slightly different…

Shouki (鍾馗)roof top ornament from Awaji Island 淡路島の瓦

As I described on my earlier blog, the Japanese traditional roofs are decorated with those tiles which have some meanings to them, like preventing fire, keeping away bad spirits, bringing good fortune to the house etc. We have, however, been gradually loosing the traditional roof tile culture due to the westernization of our life style…

Aluminum plates (round, square, oval shapes)

hese aluminum plates come in silver and black colors and two different sizes. They can be used for various purposes such as for usual plates, coasters, incense holder, hand towel and so on. They can basically be used for any purposes you like. The most popular shape is the oval shape.   Many people use…

Hakone Yosegi marquetry rim plates 2

I have introduced the rim plates few months ago on this blog, but this time I will introduce them again using the same plates with the  ceramic plates. You can, of course, use the plate on its own, but you can also use it with the ceramic plates like on the photo. The same plate,…

Laminated bamboo solid dining room table

New laminated bamboo dining room table arrived today! As I stated on earlier blogs, bamboo furniture is eco friendly products and we should use more of these to protect our planet. The new table from Teori uses thick table top with the chunky table legs. So beautiful! The color can be altered upon your request like…