March 3, 2023

12th Anniversary

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Thanks to customers and visitors, we are celebrating our 12th Anniversary today. We started our website on March 3rd, 2011. That was the year when the huge tsunami hit the east cost of Japan: Fukushima, Migaki and Iwate.

Recently, many designers visit our website and show interests in Japanese craftsmanship of hand-dyeing and hand-making for producing different style of items.  The designers' goals are to grow their markets and business. We will continue to 'multiplex' together the designers' needs and Japanese craftsmanship.

The "Ume" (梅) plum flower season has come.  The pictures below are red and white, so called "Kou-Haku" (紅白), Ume flowers that I just shot in my neighborhood. 

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March 3, 2022

11th Anniversary

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Today, March 3rd is our 11th anniversary since we opened our website in 2011. Thank you very much for your support.

We didn't imagine the COVID-19 in that year of 2011, off course. We thought the globalization would continue and the world would be getting more and more 'flat'. But from the confusion and from "China–United States trade war", it looks like that the globalization will not go far beyond. Maybe, the local community is getting more important in the 21st century. Just my thoughts...

Today is also Hinamatsuri (ひな祭り) day for wishing small kids' healthy growths. 

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January 1, 2022


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We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2022!

We have our new year holidays (so called "O-Shougatsu", お正月) until January 4th 2022, and will resume business on January 5th. 

We hope you will also enjoy your holidays!

Thank you!

March 3, 2021

10th Anniversary

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Today March 3rd is our 10th anniversary for 

When we opened our web-shop in March 2011, we had the huge earthquake and the tsunami hit the east cost of Japan. And, from last year to now, we are having tough time with corona pandemic.  I am hoping better future will come soon. Or maybe, we are undergoing some sort of a paradigm shift?

I know that each nation has its own history, culture and human lives. Everyone is proud of his/her own culture. Through understanding and respecting each other's nation and culture, the world will be more peaceful and balanced. A traveling is surely one of the best ways to understand a foreign country and culture, but it is hard now under the corona. A shopping traditional items and touching them and feeling them is other option.  And we are providing traditional items made with craftsmen's spirits.

Today is also "Hina-Matsuri" (ひな祭り) day for kids for wishing them to grow healthy.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy under the corona.

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January 5, 2021

A Happy New Year!

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We wish you a happy and healthy new year for 2021!

2020 was an unprecedented year and was a tough year for all.

May 2021 bring you goodness and prosperity.

On January 2, I visited a local port town called "Chosi" which is approx. 140km east of Tokyo. In the town, the fishermen flew colorful flags on their fishing boats for the  celebration of the new year. So that the fishermen's dream will fly high in the sky. And ours!

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April 24, 2020

Shipping through alternative method

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The postal service to many countries is now suspended due to the corona virus confusion. Therefore, as another option, we ship small items only like noren, tenugui, furoshiki or sensu fans with a small pack through DHL Express.
With this method, we can ship to:
-New Zealand

Once again, we can only ship a couple pieces of fabric items and fans so that you can receive under a reasonable cost.

I pray for your safe!

Thank you!

April 15, 2020

Shipping destinations limited

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We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy under the worldwide corona virus emergency.

Due to the large amount of reductions of airfreight to many countries under the confusion, the postal service accepts shipments only to limited destinations. So, currently we are only able to ship to  U.S./Canada/UK/France/Germany/Netherlands/Singapore/HK.
We cannot ship to Australia and NZ at this moment. Please be noted when you place your order.

We will update the status as soon as we get further information from the postal.

Please continue to stay safe!

Thank you!