December 20, 2019

Japanese Crafts – for Christmas!

Written by Kumiko Toya

There is nothing better than sitting at home for making hand-crafted decorations in such a cold but joyful holiday.
Explore our collection of Japanese themed crafts, including Holiday ornaments made of Chigiri-e, Etegami, and Chirimen. 

Visit Our WebsitePB240085-1Make Chigiri-e on Washi paper and wrap it around a lamp. The soft glow gives warm feeling to the room. 

etegami christmasMake Etegami this holiday season and decorate your house! Etegami adds personality and makes a room come alive and sing.

IMG_3901The intricacies of origami captured in ornament. This flower-shaped ornament is crafted from two pieces of square Chirimen fabric.

FB_Christmas_1Upcycle your leftover fabric scraps into candy canes to spruce up your home or your work!

Thanksgiving_Xmas_2017-12Welcome guests to your house with this unique eye-catching Chirimen wreath on the door . 

Set the scene on your hall table with kawaii Holiday ornaments.

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