Monday, October 31, 2011

Vintage Japanese Stencil Family Crest Kamon by vintagefromjapan

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This was an amazing find. They are from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but these are at about 25-30 years old . This is called "型紙" or "katagami". This is a stencil that was used to make "kashigata" (for more information on "kashigata please see below).

This is really gorgeous! The shape is that of a "kamon" which means a family crest (which crest we don't know). There are no set rules in the design of a kamon. It most commonly consists of a roundel encircling a figure of plant, animal, man-made, natural or celestial objects, all abstracted to various degrees. Religious symbols, geometric shapes and kanji were commonly used as well. These symbols are often found in logos of stores (which help to identify what they sell), sushi restaurants, and on packages of food to lend an air of elegance. Senbei (Japanese crackers) and other traditional Japanese sweets may also use one.

This one is made from paper-but not flimsy normal paper....this is wonderful thick Japanese paper and it is in fabulous condition.

This stencil could be used but it would also be fabulous framed and hung on a wall.

The stencil measures about 9 x 9.5 cm.

More information on "kashigata" (the sweets made from the molds that were made using the stencils).

In the past, when a person died, it was expensive to give flowers or fresh food so, people made sweets (these are made from soy flour, rice flour and sugar) 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.

The sweets was also used for holiday celebrations, tea ceremony etc. These are for decoration only-they are never eaten.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85043729/vintage-japanese-stencil-family-crest

French Fries Onion Rings Chili Dip Beer Ring by SouZouCreations

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Perfect for after work! A can of beer, some fries and onion rings and chili dip-dig in!

It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes. It measures about 3 cm wide.

SouZouCreations' products are made with attention to detail, creativity and long lasting dependability.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77215733/french-fries-onion-rings-chili-dip-beer

Japanese Paper Origami Flower 3 Colors by FromJapanWithLove

This is regular paper with a beautiful flower pattern in 3 colors-green with yellow, white and orange flowers, yellow with pink and white flowers and pale orange with pink and white flowers. This paper is normally used for origami but it can be used for anything.

They measure 15 x 15 cm.
There are:
10 orange sheets
13 yellow sheets
10 green sheets
Total of 33 sheets

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84902390/japanese-paper-origami-flower-3-colors

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hello Kitty Rubber Stamp Set MIX

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This is a cute Hello Kitty rubber stamp set by Sanrio. There are 2 sizes and different designs on each. It is perfect for decorating your greeting card, letter and etc. so kawaii!!

2 in package.

15x15x40mm and 15x30x40mm

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/hello-kitty-rubber-stamp-set--mix.html

Beautiful Japanese Paper Flowers Sea Wave GOLD PURPLE

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There are maple leaf, plum blossoms and other flowers on sea wave.

This measures 45 x 30 cm. It comes folded in a bag (I bought it this way) and I will package it very carefully so it doesn't get damaged.

Chiyogami has a long past but today the decorative patterns are silkscreened onto machinemade sheets of paper that is a mix of kozo ( a deciduous tree indigenous to Shikoku and Kyushu Islands in Japan) and sulphite (sulphite is used to keep the price reasonable). To create 1 piece of gorgeous chiyogami, a sheet of paper is silkscreened by hand with each individual color. Between applications of color, the sheets are dried on racks. You can imagine how time consuming and difficult it must be to line up each color in relation to the pattern!

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

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/beautiful-japanese-paper-flowers-sea-wave...

Vintage Japanese Typewriter Key Stamp Silk by vintagefromjapan

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We were lucky to come across a case of these "katsuji" (Japanese typewriter "keys"). There are over 2300 of these. They are vintage but have never been used. These would have been the extras in case the ones in the machine broke. Please look at the last picture to see what an old Japanese typewriter looked like. There were at least 2000 keys so needless to say, this was only used in businesses.

They are from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but these are at least 30 years old as Japanese stopped using them once the word processor was invented.

This would be perfect for using as a stamp with ink or for stamping clay etc.

This stamp is the Kanji (Chinese character) for "縞" "shiroginu, shima" = "white raw silk".

It measures 2.3 cm long (long enough to be able to get a nice grip) and 5mm wide. The Chinese character itself is about 5mm wide....so please note how tiny it is. It is made of metal.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84836186/vintage-japanese-typewriter-key-stamp

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Click "Welcome" to access etsy shops at facebook pages

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Here is a list of our facebook pages.

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FromJapanWithLove at Etsy - Japanese Craft Supplies

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SouZouCreations - Cute Food Rings, Earrings, Pendants and Tie-Tacks at Etsy

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Trinkets And Bling at Etsy - Beautiful Asian Style Rings

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DecoSweets at Etsy - Kawaii Wholesale Cabochons & Charms for Handmade Crafts

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VintageFromJapan at Etsy - Vintage Japanese Typewriter Keys, Rubber Stamps, Kashigata Sweets Mold and Stencils

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Bento Box And Kitchen Items

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Check out our bento boxes, Japanese bento boxes, kid's lunch boxes, bento accessories, sandwich cutters, egg shaper, pancake mold, sushi mold, onigiri rice ball mold, chopsticks, cooking toy, bowl and dish.
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Food Mold - Pancake, Eggs Sunny Side Up, Jelly, Pudding CookieSandwich Cutter / MoldCooking and Baking Toy Kit
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kawaii Cabochons 6 White Hearts Red Strawberries Pink Stitch

 

Kawaii Cabochons 6 White Hearts Red Strawberries Pink Stitch

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84466055/wholesale-kawaii-cabochons-6-white

 

There are 6 flat back white sparkly hearts with red strawberries kawaii cabochons. These are good for making handmade jewelry, accessory, strap, key holder and etc. You get exactly what you see in the pictures.

2.75 Dollars /6 Piece = 45.8 cents / 1 piece.

They are about 2.4cm wide.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

菓子型 Kashigata - Vintage Japanese Sweets Mold at Etsy


This is a vintage Japanese sweets mold called "kashigata".

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.


Kashigata were also used in the making of wagashi (nama-gashi or freshly made cake and hi-gashi or dried confectionery) for tea ceremonies.


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.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagefromjapan?section_id=6167895

Ice Cream Sundae Miniature Food Rings by SouZouCreations

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This is soooo cute! There is a dish filled with ice cream and topped with candy and a cookie.The base is sparkly!

It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes. It measures about 2.5 cm wide and 3 cm tall.

SouZouCreations' products are made with attention to detail, creativity and long lasting dependability.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84467405/kawaii-food-ring-ice-cream-sundae-cookie

Miniature Food Rings - YouTube


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http://souzoucreations.etsy.com Cute miniature food rings (Kawaii floating rings) at Etsy : Ice Cream, Cookie, Candy, Tea Cup and other food. 

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Kawaii Cute Japanese Bento Accessories-Food Cutters-Ginkgo Maple

These look like little cookie cutters but they are meant to be used to cut ham or vegetable etc to make bentos really cute.

2 in package (Ginkgo and Maple)

You peel off the ginkgo or maple and then put the template down (for example on carrot) and then you can fil the ginkgo or maple with some other colored food, lift it off.

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/kawaii-cute-japanese-bento-accessoriesfoo...

Vintage Japanese Stencil Kashigata Flowers by vintagefromjapan

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This is from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but this is about 25-30 years old . This is called "型紙" or "katagami". This is a stencil that was used to make "kashigata" (for more information on "kashigata please see below).

This one is made from paper-but not flimsy normal paper....this is wonderful thick Japanese paper and it is in fabulous condition.

This stencil could be used but it would also be fabulous framed and hung on a wall.

The stencil measures about 14 x 12 cm.

More information on "kashigata" (the sweets made from the molds that were made using the stencils).

In the past, when a person died, it was expensive to give flowers or fresh food so, people made sweets (these are made from soy flour, rice flour and sugar) 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.

The sweets was also used for holiday celebrations, tea ceremony etc. These are for decoration only-they are never eaten.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84467224/vintage-japanese-stencil-kashigata

Candy Ring by SouZouCreations

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This is cute! There is a little square box filled with candy! The candy aren't glued down so they move around!

It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes. It measures about 3 cm wide and 2 cm tall .

SouZouCreations' products are made with attention to detail, creativity and long lasting dependability.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84467795/kawaii-candy-ring-miniature-food-jewelry

WHOLESALE Kawaii Cabochons 6 White l Rabbits by DecoSweets

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There are 6 flat back whitel rabbits kawaii cabochons. These are good for making handmade jewelry, accessory, strap, key holder and etc. You get exactly what you see in the pictures.

2.75 Dollars /6 Piece = 45.8 cents / 1 piece.

They are about 1.5 cm wide.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84465864/wholesale-kawaii-cabochons-6-white-l

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Barbie Crochet Clothes, Dress - YouTube

Crocheting doll clothes, dress for Barbie at Etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/southamptoncreations

Deli Style Bento Box Lunch Box PINK 1 Tier

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This is really cute bento box lunch box! It is called "Deli Style". There are yellow and soft pink check patterns on the lid.

It holds 360ml. It closes with snaps. Do not use in a microwave and I would hand wash.

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/deli-style-bento-box-lunch-box-pink-1-tie...

Kawaii Cute Japanese Bento Accessories-Food Cutters-3 Flowers

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These look like little food cutters but they are meant to be used to cut cookie, ham or vegetable etc to make bento box lunches really cute.

You peel off the cherry blossoms, plum blosssoms etc and then put the template down (for example on carrot) and then you can fil these shapes with some other colored food, lift it off.

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/kawaii-cute-japanese-bento-accessoriesfoo...

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