October 3, 2019

Tips to Celebrate Halloween with Chigiri-e

Halloween is fast approaching. If you are looking for a combination of Halloween and sophisticated style, add a splash of Chigiri-e to your decoration! 


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Quantities are limited. The promotion ends on October 31st at 11:59PM PDT.SCARY GOOD DEALHere are some charming ideas of ghosts and pumpkin decor inspired by our Halloween Chigiri-e motifs.

Ghosts on lantern_3Lamp

Light up your existing lamp into Halloween mood with Chigiri-e ghosts and bats! We always love the idea of making combination of Washi and light. Washi’s semi-translucent feature diffuses the light but allows just enough warm glow to create a refined atmosphere.


IMG_3665Invitation Card

Personalize the Halloween invitation card to make it uniquely you! Add a window frame and some background with any craft paper in hand to make the card inviting with the uninvited guests on it! Again, choose earthy colored papers to bring out the charm of Washi paper.  


halloween deco 2Garland

Create each motif on a card or colored paper and cut them out to make a garland! This charming garland made of beautiful Washi papers will attract attention for sure! Hang it on a mantel, above a doorway or across a window to spread festive atmosphere.


Ghost goodie bagTreat Bags

Decorate paper bags with ghosts and turn them into DIY candy bags. Choose earthy colored bags to achieve the refined Halloween look. 




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Beautiful & Delicious Japanese Fruit Sandwich Recipe

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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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