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2021/03/30

Cherry blossoms are in season all over Japan.

 

In different parts of Japan, there are vividly colored cherry blossoms, plain cherry blossoms, and chic cherry blossoms.

 

Also there are cherry blossoms in handicrafts, which give you a different taste from the real ones.

 

Over the next five days, we will bring you a selection of cherry blossom-themed crafts on Instagram. These craft works are also shown on our Facebook shop and please have a look.

 

Music box, jewelry box Cherry blossoms / Otake Lacquerware Store

Music box, jewelry box Cherry blossoms/Otake Lacquerware Store

 

Small box, princess, maki-e / Sanao Matsuda

Small box, princess, maki-e/Sanao Matsuda

 

Round tray, checkered, cherry blossoms/ Yatsuyanagi

Round tray, checkered, cherry blossoms/Yatsuyanagi

 

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2021/03/23

Cherry blossoms are the symbolic flower of spring. This year, we have heard the news of cherry blossoms blooming a little earlier than usual.

 

No matter what kind of cherry blossom, no matter what age, cherry blossoms are always a special flower that touches the hearts of Japanese. It is also present in many of Japanese traditional crafts.

 

In the following days, we are going to have chance to enjoy cherry blossoms in early bloom, cherry blossoms in full bloom, and cherry blossoms falling.

 

Over the next five days, we will bring you a selection of cherry blossom-themed crafts on Instagram. These craft works are also shown on our Facebook shop and please have a look.

 

Coffee cup golden painting Sakura / Tendou Eguchi

Coffee cup golden painting Sakura/Tendou Eguchi

 

Folding fan 9 inch decorative fan set, cherry blossoms

Folding fan 9 inch decorative fan set, cherry blossoms

 

Pierce, earrings, Cherry blossom / Yoku Aso

Pierce, earrings, Cherry blossom/Yoku Aso

 

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2021/03/16

Moving, transferring, starting new job. Now it is the season of the year when most people start their new lives.

 

Excitement, expectation, tension, fatigue...

 

Why not add some color and vitality to these hectic days with traditional Japanese crafts?

 

Over the next five days, we will bring you a selection of crafts recommended for new life on Instagram. These craft works are also shown on our Facebook shop and please have a look.

 

Zelkova wood coffee cup with bent handle / Toshiki Ozono

Zelkova wood coffee cup with bent handle/Toshiki Ozono

 

Pen tray Yakushin koma / Geni Futagami

Pen tray Yakushin koma/Geni Futagami

 

Paperweight (Cherry blossom, Honeybee, Dragon, Golden beetle, Dragonfly) / Yoku Aso

Paperweight (Cherry blossom, Honeybee, Dragon, Golden beetle, Dragonfly) / Yoku Aso

 

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2021/03/09

With the new fiscal year coming up, in Japan March is a season of farewell, with many people's moving or retirement.

 

Good-bye, good luck, thank you, take care, see you soon......

 

How about conveying these feelings to your important ones by giving a traditional craftwork as a farewell gift?

 

Over the next five days, we will bring you some traditional crafts for farewell gift on Instagram.

 

Mug cup/Gorobeegama

Mug cup/Gorobeegama

 

Tea cup, pomegranate painting/Imaemongama

Tea cup, pomegranate painting/Imaemongama

 

Large sake cup, Nanako-nuri black/Kazuyoshi Shirakawa

Large sake cup, Nanako-nuri black/Kazuyoshi Shirakawa

 

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2021/03/02

Cherry bark work is made from the bark of the mountain cherry tree, and Odate bentwood is made from Akita cedar.

 

Both crafts were developed as side jobs for low-ranking samurai in the Edo period.

 

In those days, low-ranking samurai were so poor that they had to work at home to survive, and making crafts was an important source of income.

 

The techniques of craftwork that developed from the hardships of life have been passed down from generation to generation, and over the past 200 years, they have enriched our lives today.

 

Over the next five days, we will bring you the charm of Akita's proudest woodwork on Instagram.

 

Full-bark tea caddy, large, falling cherry blossoms/Akita cherry bark work

Full-bark tea caddy, large, falling cherry blossoms/Akita cherry bark work

 

Chopsticks, cherry bark, mother-of-pearl inlay, 2 pairs set/Akita cherry bark work

Chopsticks, cherry bark, mother-of-pearl inlay, 2 pairs set/Akita cherry bark work

 

Bentwood Iroha lunch box, I/Odate bentwood

Bentwood Iroha lunch box, I/Odate bentwood

 

Bentwood Rosette basket/Odate bentwood

Bentwood Rosette basket/Odate bentwood

 

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