February 19, 2020

Hawaii and Alaska residents, we now deliver to you!

Hawaii and Alaska are two distinctly different places but they have many things in common. Both Hawaii and Alaska are the newest of all American states, each has immense beauty which attracts nature lovers from all around the world, and reported one of the top “happiest and healthiest states in the U.S.*”; Hawaii in first place and Alaska as third position. 


Probably the only downside is that some standard shipping methods cannot deliver to those two fantastic states. That was why it had taken us time to work things out. But we are thrilled to announce that all of our products are now available to be delivered to Hawaii and Alaska without any additional charges to our standard shipping rates! 

Order away! 

Visit Our Website*Gallup’s National Health and Well-Being Index, March 2019


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Japanese Cleaning Tips for Keeping Home Impeccable: Part 1

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Cleaning in Japan may differ a bit from western societies, particularly in cleaning habits and cultural expectations that are ingrained into us. The culture that values cleanness is even reflected in Japanese vocabulary. “Clean/hygienic” is translated to kirei (きれい) in Japanese which also means “beautiful/good-looking.”


Masks with Creative Designs Lighten Mood Amid COVID-19 in Japan

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As the coronavirus pandemic has led to a shortage of medical-grade face masks and people were advised to leave those limited supplies for health care workers, Japanese people started making their own face masks in response.


How To Make A Washable Reversible Shopping Bag Using Japanese Origami Method

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During my life in Japan, I kept one or two neatly folded reusable shopping bags in my purse whenever I went grocery shopping. Many people in Japan do this. After a few times of use, I would throw my shopping bags into the washer and then line-dry them. I had never given it much thought because it was just a matter of habit, like washing my slippers.*


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