August 29, 2019

New in store: Aster and Sweet Pea

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

Introducing our new Chigiri-e motifs, Aster and Sweet Pea.





Aster is a pretty wildflower that brings delightful color on the roadside and gardens in the late summer and autumn. It is also the birth month flower of September! This motif can be a lovely gift for your friend or family whose birthday is coming next month.


Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Because its petals look like a butterfly about to fly away, the sweet pea symbolizes departure and new journey. The uneven pink dyeing of the Washi is ideal to create the natural appearance of the petals.


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10 Amazing Facts about Bonsai You Should Know

August 4, 2020

You may think growing bonsai is intimidating, and It could be, especially when being absorbed in the intricate world of bonsai practice. Most bonsai today are hobbies limited to the enjoyment of growing beautiful small trees that actually mimic a large tree.


Beautiful & Delicious Japanese Fruit Sandwich Recipe

July 27, 2020

The fruit sandwich, or fruit sando as we call it, is a Japanese specialty found all over Japan in bakeries, café, and even convenience stores. It is a sweet sandwich filled with fresh seasonal fruit and velvety whipped cream between two slices of pillowy white bread.  


How Many Did You Know? 9 Japanese Dog Breeds AKC Recognizes

July 20, 2020

When it comes to Japanese dog breeds, most people think of Shiba or Akita, but Japan has so many more wonderful dog breeds. We have brought together 9 Japanese dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club® and AKC Foundation Stock Service® so you can learn more about their history, habits, and unique personalities!


How to Cook Japanese-Style Roast Beef from 1 Beef Chuck Roast Cut!

July 14, 2020

Getting Started

The Beef Chuck Roast is a cross-cut section from around the shoulder part. It is a flavorful, and relatively affordable cut that offers a range of cooking options with its large size and versatility. I am sure you have at least one go-for Chuck Roast recipe for a family get-together or a dinner party!

However, the downside of this useful cut of meat is that it is made up of different types of muscles so when cooked as a whole, you are more likely to get irregular pieces – some tender and fatty, some chewy and lean, making it a challenge to chefs.


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