Friday, May 13, 2016

Doll Part in Japan


Doll Part in Japan 


Here is a very cute doll head meant for Hina Matsuri. He is made from clay.

About Hina Matsuri
Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.

He measures about 8.5 cm long and about 10.5 cm around.

Please look at the pictures carefully.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Japanese Wood Plaque EMA in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine - Year of Horse (E5-21)

Japanese Wood Plaque EMA in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine - Year of Horse (E5-21)

Japanese Wood Plaque EMA in Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine - Year of Horse (E5-21)



This is an "Ema". "Ema" are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami (spirits or gods) receive them. They bear various pictures, often of animals or other Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i (願意), meaning "wish", written along the side. In ancient times people would donate horses to the shrines for good favor, over time this was transferred to a wooden plaque with a picture of a horse, and later still to the various wooden plaques sold today for the same purpose.

Ema are sold for various wishes. Common reasons for buying a plaque are for success in work or on exams, marital bliss, to have children, and health. Some shrines specialize in certain types of these plaques, and the larger shrines may offer more than one. Sales of ema help support the shrine financially.


******** This Ema is from Sumiyoshi taisha (住吉大社), also known as Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi ward in the city of Osaka, Japan. 

It is called "Sumiyoshi-san" or "Sumiyossan" by the locals, and is famous for the large crowds that come to the shrine on New Year's Day for hatsumōde.

Sumiyoshi taisha enshrines the Sumiyoshi tanjin—Sokotsutsu no Onomikoto, Nakatsutsu no Onomikoto, and Uwatsutsu no Onomikoto—and Okinagatarashihime no Mikoto (Empress Jingū), and they are collectively known as the "Sumiyoshi Ōkami", the great gods of Sumiyoshi. Another term is "Sumiyoshi no Ōgami no Miya".

It gives its name to a style of shrine architecture known as Sumiyoshi-zukuri.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumiyoshi_taisha

It has an image of horse as year of horse and pine tree. 

住吉大社 = Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

It measures about 9 x 6.8 x 0.6 cm. 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Japanese Cat Stickers





Japanese Cat Stickers



These are very cute cat stickers!

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

Cherry Blossom Stickers

Cherry Blossom Stickers Japanese  Paper Sticker Tape

Cherry Blossom Stickers



One long roll of happy new year sticker tape. You cut it where you want to. This one has many pink, white and gold cherry blossoms!

In Japan, New Year stickers and postcards often have images of spring flowers like cherry blossoms or plum blossoms.

2cm x 3m

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

Please note that the pictures don't show how beautiful this is.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cat Envelopes - Shop



Cat Envelopes - Shop



Cat Hand Towel | eBay


Cat Hand Towel | eBay



This hand towel is called a "tenugui". A
Tenugui (手拭い) is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton. It is
typically  plain woven and is almost always dyed with some pattern. It
can be used for anything a towel could be used for - as a washcloth,
dishcloth, but often as a headband, souvenir or decoration. Towels made
from terry cloth have replaced many of its use in the household. However
tenugui are still popular as souvenirs, decorations, and as a head
covering in kendo, where it functions as a sweatband, as extra padding
beneath the headgear (men), and to identify the participants by team
color.



It is 50 cm x 50 cm (approx 19.6 x 19.6 inches) and is 100% cotton.





Cute Cat Stickers by TheCatStore

Kawaii Cat Stickers - Japanese Stickers - Japanese Cat Stickers -  Cats in Cups - Cats in Bowls - Black Cats - White Cats (S31)

Cute Cat Stickers by TheCatStore



This is a very cute sheet of cat stickers! There are a lot of cute little cats in cups, bowls, socks, pots and more! .


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