Monday, September 26, 2016

Vintage Japanese Wood Spindles - Vintage Spool - Vintage Bobbins - Japanese Vintage Spindles - 1 Hole (S390) Set of 2





Vintage Japanese Wood Spindles - Vintage Spool - Vintage Bobbins - Japanese Vintage Spindles - 1 Hole (S390) Set of 2



These are beautiful! They are in amazing condition and unlike most of the others we have in this style, there is only 1 hole across the top. They can be used for any kind of project or even displayed.


They are 19 cm long. You get 2 in this set.




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Cherry Blossom Stickers - Shiny Sparkly Flower Stickers - Bird Stickers - Pink Stickers - Japanese Stickers (S283)

Cherry Blossom Stickers - Shiny Sparkly Flower Stickers - Bird Stickers - Pink Stickers - Japanese Stickers   (S283)



Cherry Blossom Stickers - Shiny Sparkly Flower Stickers - Bird Stickers - Pink Stickers - Japanese Stickers (S283)



This is a beautiful sheet of Japanese stickers. These are more like a thin plastic than paper. Each sticker is outlined in a golden edge that is slightly raised. All the stickers are shiny and sparkly. Some have Kanji which means "sealed" as in "to seal a letter shut".


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Friday, September 23, 2016

Cat Stickers - Set of 10 - Cute Cats S26





Cat Stickers - Set of 10 - Cute Cats S26



This is a great set of cat stickers!  There are 10 sets of stickers. Please look at the pictures carefully.

Vintage Japanese Wood Cake Mold - Kashigata - Japanese Cake Mold - Wood Cake Mold - Opening Ceremony - Inaugural Meeting

Vintage Japanese Wood Cake Mold - Kashigata - Japanese Cake Mold - Wood Cake Mold - Opening Ceremony - Inaugural Meeting



Vintage Japanese Wood Cake Mold - Kashigata - Japanese Cake Mold - Wood Cake Mold - Opening Ceremony - Inaugural Meeting



This is a vintage mold called "kashigata". Kashigata was used in the making of wagashi (nama-gashi or freshly made cake and hi-gashi or dried confectionery) for tea ceremonies. You can use this mold as food mold to cook. Please clean thoroughly before using.

發會式 hakkai shiki = an opening [inaugural] ceremony [meeting]

It measures 10.5cm long x 4cm wide x 1cm tall.

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.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Wood And Metal Stamps - Mixed Set of 20 - Shapes Arrows And Other Stamps (Set 2)

Wood And Metal Stamps - Mixed Set of 20 - Shapes Arrows And Other Stamps (Set 2)



Wood And Metal Stamps - Mixed Set of 20 - Shapes Arrows And Other Stamps (Set 2)



This is a set of stamps that are mostly shapes likes arrows, pipes etc. Some are large and some are quite small.Mostly they are metal and wood. 



They vary in size but the largest is 3 x 2.6 cm and the smallest is 5mm wide.

It is vintage and therefore, not perfect. Please look at the pictures carefully.

This vintage wood stamp is from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but these are at least 20 years old. 



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Rabbit 1 Tier Bento Box Pink

Rabbit-1-Tier-Bento-Box-Pink



Rabbit 1 Tier Bento Box Pink



This is a cute 1 tier bento box.

It holds 520 ml.

Please wash by hand and only use on the warm setting in the microwave.

Kokeshi Doll Stickers - Traditional Japanese Doll Stickers - Chiyogami Paper Stickers S175

Kokeshi Doll Stickers - Traditional Japanese Doll Stickers - Chiyogami Paper Stickers S175



Kokeshi Doll Stickers - Traditional Japanese Doll Stickers - Chiyogami Paper Stickers S175



These are very cute chiyogami paper kokeshi doll stickers!

Some information about kokeshi:

Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.

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