We have chosen 10 great Mother's day gift ideas for you to choose from. Whether it is for first-time moms or retired moms who are enjoying more free time, we have picked perfect items for each of them. For mothers who love cooking, drinking or making coffee, you should be able to find a great gift for them.
Delicate and elegant, "Edo Kiriko" glassware is a traditional craft developed in the city of Tokyo. With special traditional techniques, each glassware is carefully hand-made by craftsmen. Discover the history and the characteristics of Edo Kiriko glassware.
From the end of April to the beginning of May, a series of Japanese national holidays clustered together and makes it one of the biggest holidays in Japan, called "Golden Week." We are receiving your orders during these holidays. However, there may be some delay in shipping or replying to your inquiries. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Many students in Japan start a new chapter in life at the beginning of April. The Japanese school year ends in March and a new year starts in April. You might wonder why in April. Here is the reason why the school year system is different in Japan.
Measuring the ingredients is the most important task in cooking. If the measurement is incorrect, the food won't taste great even how amazing a recipe is. Learn the basic skill of measuring accurately with measuring spoons or cups.
Cooking food with Seiro steamers can retain its nutrients. On top of that, the food tastes better when it is steamed. Easy-to-use, you can implement them at home to improve your diet. In this article, we will talk about "Seiro steamers", an intelligent cookware for cooking tasty food. We will also share how to use them.
Come in various designs, Mamezara plates are truly versatile and can be used in many different ways, as a plate for side dishes or as a decorative tray for placing small items, for example. We hope you find your favorite Mamezara plates that add colors to your life. In this article, we will talk about Mamezara plates and their designs that are considered as good luck symbols in Japan.
Yattoko pots are Japanese traditional cookware that are appreciated by chefs. Highly functional Yattoko pots are still well-appreciated today especially in restaurants where it is important to work efficiently. They also have many cooking utensils, so Yattoko pots can save storage space. Learn more about this Japanese traditional cookware "Yattoko pot" in this article.
Obanyaki is a round disc-shaped stuffed pancake made of flour, eggs and sugar (or honey) filled with sweet azuki bean paste. It's been around for approximately 250 years in Japan. It was a popular street snack enjoyed by people generation after generation. If you like sweet azuki bean paste, try this Obanyaki recipe at home.
Japanese traditional lacquerware called "shikki" has been a part of Japanese culture since approximately 9000 years ago. Japanese lacquerware is one of the oldest traditional art crafts in the world. Its rich colors and shiny appearance still seduce many people today. In this article, we will talk about shikki lacquerware, and its unique and functional characteristics that other materials, such as metals, plastics or ceramics don't possess.
In Japan where people enjoy the change of seasons throughout the year, we celebrate "Shunbun no hi (Vernal Equinox Day)" that marks the beginning of spring. Vernal equinox day is a national holiday in Japan. We celebrate ohigan that takes place three days before and after vernal equinox day. Ohigan is a time for honoring our ancestors by visiting family's graves or cleaning up our butsudan (small Buddhist altar for home) and its equipment. We also eat botamochi (ohagi), a special ohigan food. In this article, we will develop more about what ohigan is and share a botamochi recipe for you to try at home.
On March 3, we celebrate the traditional festival "Hinamatsuri" in Japan. Hinamatsuri has a long tradition of displaying beautiful dolls and enjoying delicious festival dishes. We will tell you about Hinamatsuri festival in detail and 3 foods that we typically eat during this event.
Chawanmushi is a typical dish for serving guests in Japan. Served in small teacups, it is made of egg mixture, dashi and other ingredients for topping, all cooked in a steamer. I will show you how to cook this Japanese traditional dish with a steamer.
Inari sushi is prepared differently in the Kanto area (Tokyo), Kansai area (Osaka) and Tohoku area (Sendai). Be creative and enjoy different flavors of your choice. In this articleI will share the most basic Kanto-style inari sushi recipe.
Atsukan (hot sake) warms your body and is one of the wintertime pleasures of the Japanese style. The "Chirori" is a traditional sake server that brings out the flavor of sake and is perfect for enjoying Atsukan.
In Japan, there is a custom of eating Eho-maki (uncut sushi rolls for good luck) on Setsubun (the last day of winter). Setsubun, a uniquely Japanese annual event, is a big event for children to look forward to. In this article, we will introduce how to make and eat Eho-maki, a classic Setsubun dish!
If you have ever visited shops in the countryside in Japan, you have probably seen a beckoning cat at least once. It is a symbol of a thriving business, called "Maneki-neko". This adorable cat holding a gold oval coin in one hand and raising one hand is not just a decoration, it actually has special meanings. Would you like to bring good luck to your home or shop with the traditional Japanese lucky charm "Maneki-neko"?
On New Year's Day, the most special of the year's festivities in Japan, people celebrate the New Year with their families or close friends by preparing Osechi-ryori as a special event meal. Osechi-ryori is a food culture that has many different types and contents that vary from region to region. Even if it is not Japanese cuisine, it will look more authentic in a lacquered Jubako box. Why don't you spend the upcoming New Year's holiday enjoying traditional Japanese culture?
There is a custom of decorating Kagami-mochi (the rice cakes) to offer to Shinto and Buddhism during the New Year in Japan. Many households display them to celebrate the New Year. So, let's decorate "Kagami-mochi" and enjoy a Japanese-style New Year.
At the end of the year, many Japanese people will be busy with year-end cleaning of their homes. It is a great way to get rid of dirt or stain in your house along with bad luck so that you can start the New Year with a good feeling. In this article, we would like to introduce a "scrubbing glove", a convenient cleaning tool for year-end cleaning.
Sukiyaki is a luxurious and special dish to celebrate the New Year's holiday for the Japanese people. In recent years, it is getting popular in other countries because of its deliciousness. Please enjoy the traditional Japanese hot pot dish with the Sukiyaki hot pot.
Enamelware is sanitary and multipurpose. You can use it for decades if properly maintained. In this article, we introduce questions about enamelware products we have been receiving from our customers. In addition, this blog contains the proper care, storage methods, and caution for use. So, please read this before using your enamelware.
Elegant tinware makes your table enriched. When you care for the tin product properly, you can enjoy it for a long period, sometimes all through your life. We introduce how to care for tinware in this article.
One of the most famous Japanese hot pot dishes is Shabu Shabu. The Shabu Shabu pot enables you to enjoy Shabu Shabu anytime you want. In this article, we introduce how to use the special pot for Shabu Shabu and how to enjoy it.