Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gift from Maeniiya Guest House

As small gifts from Maeniiya Guest House, I prepared pin badges for our guests.

I hope to add more Japanese designs/patterns later, such as sumo wrestlers, origami, etc. etc.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I received a surprise gift package from a friend today.  It was "Stipee" of Tensai Bakabon characters! I LOVE them!!

“Stipee” are clear and re-usable sticky bookmarks made of plastic.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Miss Rim (Fuchiko-san) of my tea cup

Miss Rim (Fuchiko-san) likes to hang around wherever the rim is. 

My latest favorite item "Fuchiko-san" is a series of Gachapon toys, produced by Mr. Katsuki Tanaka. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gion Kaburenjo Theatre

I went to Gion Kaburenjo Theatre to watch Nihon Buyo (Japanese classical dance) last week.

It was about a 7 hour long (!) gorgeous show of the dance school "Fujinami-kai."

Very cool members of "ohayashi (traditional orchestra)."

Lovely ceiling lamps.

The lobby is decorated with a few Nihonga (Japanese style paintings).

Nice restroom sign!

The evening sky in front of the theatre.  It looks like the autumn is around the corner...

And, my dinner set (1,500 yen) at a soba noodle restaurant near the theatre.  Both my heart and belly were very satisfied!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Old vs New

Here are my folkcrafts that have become "flat" along with the TV!  

Incidentally, these are postcard sized "flat folkcrafts."