• April 10, 2018

    Event Report: Scrapbook Expo at Irving, TX

    On March 23 and 24, we opened a booth at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Irving, TX. 


  • March 21, 2018

    Japanese Washi Paper Shop in Berkeley, CA

    We visited a paper shop, Miki’s Paper, in Berkeley, CA. Miki’s Paper is located on 4th Street, a popular shopping street with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants.

    Miki’s Paper specializes in high quality Japanese Washi paper for professional artists, craft enthusiasts, and for those who simply appreciate art. Opened 25 years ago, the store offers different kinds of Japanese specialty papers along with greeting cards, journals, gift wrapping bags and craft kits, many of them handmade by the staff onsite.  


  • March 9, 2018

    Yamato Glue: the Environmental Friendly Glue from Japan

    Inside our Chigiri-e Starter Tool kit, you will find a bright green bottle. This is the Yamato glue. For over 60 years, this Yamato glue has been loved by many around Japan.


  • February 22, 2018

    2018 Japanese Creations Event Lineup

    Thank you to everyone who visited our booths in crafts events we participated last year.  Last year, we concentrated on setting up booths in California.
    We're excited to announce that we are traveling outside of California in 2018!


  • February 15, 2018

    A Guide to Sumi Ink: The Inkstick

    Etegami is a simple, in-the-moment inspired freehand painting. It is only Etegami when the painting is first outlined by Sumi Ink then colored in with water color, finally accompanied by a short, simple message.