Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beautiful Japanese Stencils at

Beautiful Japanese Stencils at

This was an amazing find. This is from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989. This is called "型紙" or "katagami".

Katagami are made of multiple layers of thin mulberry paper which are bonded with a glue extracted from persimmon, which makes a strong flexible brown coloured paper.

This katagami was used for "katazome" which is the method of dyeing fabrics (kimonos) using a stencil and a resist paste. The resist paste was made with rice flour and when dyed, the dye didn't adhere to the areas covered with the paste. It was an inexpensive way to make all-over patterns similar to a woven cloth.

Cherry Blossoms Stickers

Cherry Blossoms Stickers 

This is a beautiful sheet of Japanese cherry blossom stickers.

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

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Typewriter Key Stamps at

Typewriter Key Stamps at

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 "蓬" "yomogi" = "Mugwort".

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 please note how tiny it is. It is made of metal.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Christmas Cards (Mini Santa & Geisha Girls etc) in Japan at

This is really beautiful and unique Christmas Cards at! This is called Mini Santa Christmas Cards in Japan. There are mini Santa Claus and Geisha Girls or Sumo Wrestlers etc. 

On the front of the card it says " Season's greetings" and on the inside it says "The season's best wishes and a happy new year.". Not only does the card sparkle with gold but it is embossed-the pictures don't do it justice!

New Year Stickers 2014 Year Of Horse, Cherry Blossoms and New Year Goods in Japan at

These are really beautiful Japanese stickers! Next year is the year of the horse according to the Chinese Zodiac.There are also beautiful cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, bamboo tree and other new year goods in Japan.

New Year Stickers in Japan 2014 at

Christmas Sale on Jewelry Store at

Christmas Sale on Jewelry Store at

We start Christmas Sale at Jewelry Store SouZouCreations (twittter : @souzoucreations


Thursday, October 10, 2013

This is a fabulous! This is a hand carved wood stamp. This is a mountain. It is Perfect For Clay Or Food.

This stamp was made to be used in making "wagashi" (Japanese sweets) and other sweets. It could still be used for food items or it could be used with clay and other soft materials.

***** This will not work with ink or stamp pads etc.

If you choose to use it with food, please wash carefully.

The stamp image is 2.8cm x 1.5cm and is 6.2cm tall.

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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Deco Sweet Supplies

We will combine shipping if you buy from any of our stores.
This is a set of miniature sweets over 130. There are cookies, chocolate leaves and roses, candy sticks, ice cream, pink chocolate, whipped cream, candles and more.

The box is included.

They measure 6 mm ~ 1.2 cm long.

These are good for making handmade jewelry, accessory, strap, key holder and etc.

Please check my stores: for fabulous supplies for fabulous handmade items for fabulous vintage items

We will combine shipping if you buy from any of our stores shes and more

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