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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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Eggplant Cows and Cucumber Horses: Obon in Japan

Aug 16, 2019

It's Obon this week in Japan! Obon is an important annual Buddhist tradition when our ancestors’ spirits visit their homes from the spirit world to be reunited with their family. In this period, a lot of people return to their hometown for family gathering.

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