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How to celebrate Tsukimi in Japan

Sep 13, 2019

What do you see when you look up at a full moon?

In Japan, people see a rabbit pounding mochi rice cake with his pestle. The full moon in September, when the air is clear and showing the outline of the moon in crisp detail is considered  the most beautiful moon of the year. Tsukimi, meaning “moon viewing” is a Japanese festival honoring the moon and the autumn harvest. It was based on an ancient Chinese folklore about the rabbit which sacrificed himself for the Moon God.

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Behind the paper: What is Washi?

Sep 6, 2019

When I ask our customers if they knew Washi paper before they had met our Chigiri-e products, many times they answer “Yes,” and they would mention Washi tape. I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, it feels good that the word Washi has come a long way to achieve name recognition in the U.S. But at the same time I wish it would have been conveyed with more proper appreciation of the real Washi feature.

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New in store: Aster and Sweet Pea

Aug 29, 2019

Our new Aster and the Sweet Pea are perfect motifs for your fall Chigiri-e projects. Get your's today!

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Free Chigiri-e Trial Kit included when you buy a Starter Tools set

Aug 23, 2019

LIMITED TIME ONLY SPECIAL PROMOTION. You will get a free Chigiri-e trial kit when you purchase a Starter Tools set! Find promo code below.

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