Spending a little bit of effort and time on your pieces make each one precious and your own. Also I found these work would fairly soothe me in many ways. Reapplying Urushi lacquer is the similar process like Kintsugi, as repeating a little of work at a time for days and weeks, it is very exciting to see pieces changing every time including waiting. This is such pleasure to nurture your items with your own hands.
The impressive aspect in Kintsugi is the moment when unique value is born out of the broken piece. This unique value features beauty in imperfection revived by relying to the power of nature. It shows us the importance of accepting everything that comes their way as well as the value of nature. This is something that I could not understand nor realize when I was younger. I believed perfection and new things are the ideal world. But it actually is not.
It's been almost 2 months since we welcomed the new year. After hectic December (in Japan December is said to be the busiest month in a year as we wrote on this blog) and the hustle-bustle days in January, then February. Now that Valentine's day has totally become a part of Japanese culture, February becomes another shopping month for that event in Japan too. However in the light of original Japanese traditional customs, there's no major events in February.
Does it sound like a little bit tricky for you to go well with other tablewares you have? Lacquer wares are made of natural materials which always brings harmony with any other. It actually spices up and brightens up your table or interiors depending how to use it.
This month I'd like to showcase the various ways of using beyond its item name. Let's get started!
June/July is the rainy season here, especially this year the rainy season was a little bit longer than usual. Almost everyday we have rain at extremely high humidity. Actually I can't say it's agreeable climate because we need care about what we wear when we go out, outdoor activities are limited, and also we get a huge pile of laundry as we usually hand them out. Even so the rainy season is absolutely essential climate for our daily life throughout the year.
I've come to see a lot of stainless or bamboo straws recently a little while after worldwide marine pollution by waste plastic straws got into the media. In a way this news attract interest of waste plastics from us and helps us directly address the reality happening on our earth. Also various food services have followed this trend.
Father's day is approaching soon. When it comes to Mother's day, you can find a wider variety of gifts out there such as flowers, sweets, jewellery, cosmetics, shawls and endless lists... What about Father's day?
We usually pick white or lighter colour as a plate for dishes. What about black? Do you think that it might darken the table? or that the food or thing might not stand out against it? I know what you mean!
Christmas is just around the corner. People are busy with running from one place to another for Christmas gifts, wondering “What did I give to her last year?” “ I want to get something different for him this year.” "I want to find one and only item for my mom.” and so on…We’re here to help. Our gift selection will definitely bring “wow” to you and your loved ones, so let us give you some Christmas gift ideas here.
The world is full of a lot of things. Our material desires have no limits. Think twice, do you have a personal attachment to all of them? How long have you been using it? We often make a purchase new ones just because they become out of style or newer version is launched before cherishing them. Sadly many things are left behind in our life. Phones, cameras, bags, shoes, ceramics, furnitures… we like to get the latest models before the current ones don’t come to an end, and I feel like the...