September 26, 2019

New in store: Hibiscus and Balloon Flowers

As the weather begins to cool and you start to spend more time inside, it’s a lovely time to get to crafting!

Introducing our new Chigiri-e motifs, Hibiscus and Balloon Flowers.


What do you think when you look at hibiscus flowers? Tropical beaches, warm breezes, and fruity drinks? It sounds natural that hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia and the state flower of Hawaii.  Add a touch of tropics in your home with this gorgeous Chigiri-e motif!

Size: 4 x 6 inches SHOP HIBISCUS

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Balloon flowers earned their name from their balloon-like buds as depicted in this Chigiri-e motif. They open to show lovely little star-shaped flowers in blueish purple color. Use the color gradient of the Washi paper wisely to express the petals that are connected together at the base.

Size: 9.5 x 10.6 inches 



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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