A hand-held fan is an implement used to induce an airflow for the purpose of cooling or refreshing oneself. Any broad, flat surface waved back-and-forth will create a small airflow and therefore can be considered a rudimentary fan. But generally, purpose-made hand-held fans are shaped like a sector of a circle and made of a thin material (such as paper or feathers) mounted on slats which revolve around a pivot so that it can be closed when not in u - Hand Fan - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You can see many beautiful hand fans here!!
This is a very cute bento box lunch box! It says “strawberry candy” and there many pink strawberries on the lid. This is good for taking lunch to school, work or anywhere.
Please read the caution on the back of package before you use this bento box.
It holds 360 ml. Do not use in the microwave if there is greasy food in it. Wash by hand.
These are great! They will hold mayo, ketchup, mustard and more.
These are a bit bigger than some of our other items. They measure about 10cm tall.
Please wash by hand.
This is stunning and the pictures don’t do it justice. https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan/search?search_query=purse
This is a vintage mold called “kashigata”. This is a beautiful Japanese vintage wood sweets mold.
Often made of sakura (cherry wood) and seasoned for about 3 years before carving, kashigata were used to make dried confectionery made of rice flour and sugar called rakugan. Earliest records show that this practice dates back to the mid-17th century. These confections were used as offerings and snacks for celebratory occasions and even unfortunate events. For example when a person died, it was expensive to give flowers or fresh food so, people made these sweets in the form of flowers, fish etc. These items were then placed on the “butsudan” (family shrine found in the house) for the dead person.
Kashigata were also used in the making of wagashi (nama-gashi or freshly made cake and hi-gashi or dried confectionery) for tea ceremonies.
Common kashigata motifs in the Edo era - chrysanthemums, plum blossoms
Meiji Era - spread of western technology - balloons, planes
World War II - national pride heightened - cherry blossoms, battleships - used as gifts for departing troops, ceremonies and commemorative occasions
With the advent of refrigeration, fresh fish replaced rakugan motifs like the sea bream. Sadly today, making offerings for fortunate and unfortunate events is no longer a common practice. This in turn has lessened rakugan demand although they are still found in tea ceremonies and homes. The decrease in kashigata artisans today has made kashigata carving a dying craft making kashigata itself a sought-after collectible.
These are great vintage Japanese door pulls!! In Japan, sliding doors are very common and these are used in the sliding doors
This hand fan is called a “Mai Ogi” which is a dance fan. https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan
Tengu (天狗, “heavenly dog”) / Tengu Long Nosed Goblin are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is widely considered the tengu’s defining characteristic in the popular imagination.
A hand-held fan is an implement used to induce an airflow for the purpose of cooling or refreshing oneself. Any broad, flat surface waved back-and-forth will create a small airflow and therefore can be considered a rudimentary fan. But generally, purpose-made hand-held fans are shaped like a sector of a circle and made of a thin material (such as paper or feathers) mounted on slats which revolve around a pivot so that it can be closed when not in use. ( Hand fan
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This is a vintage Japanese print of Ukiyoe, Bijinga painted woman geisha by Kitagawa Utamaro.
In this print Geisha woman in beautiful kimono dress is holding a hand fan with seashore picture . Beautiful print!!
Kitagawa Utamaro (1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of female beauties, or bijin-ga. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.
It is in excellent condition but it is vintage so there are some imperfections.
This would be beautiful framed and displayed but it could also be used in mixed media art.
It measures 18.5cm x 14 cm.
This is a vintage branding iron called a “yakiin”. https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan?section_id=6310066 These were/are used on wood, leather…food…anything you want to brand. Please see the last picture to see an example of how it can be used.
I think they would look fabulous if used in pottery as a stamp. Also…I think they could be used with ink but as it is metal, the image wouldn’t be as smooth and clear as a rubber stamp -please keep that in mind if that is how you want to use it.
This is very cool! This kit is a sushi candy kit meaning you can make cute sushi style soft candy. The flavors for this kit are grape. Everything is included except water and sushi wood board to present the candy in. - See more at: http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/sushi-candy-making-kit-popin39-cook3939.html
This is very cool! This kit is a hamburger making kit meaning you can make cute mini hamburgers, cola and french fries. The flavors for this kit are like real one. Everything is included except water and microwave (tooth picks for making flags) to make the burgers, french fries and cola.
It comes with 6 different colored powders, 1 tray mold, a knife, an spoon , a cup for cola. - See more at: http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/hamburger-making-kit-happy-kitchen-mini.html
There is a hand rolled sushi, some “tamagoyaki” (like a Japanese omelet rolled up), chopsticks, a dish of soy sauce and a bottle of soy sauce in case you need more. Dig in!
It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes. It measures about 3.8 cm wide and 2.5 cm high. Even though the base has many layers of lacquer it isn’t waterproof so please don’t get it wet.
There is a cup of coffee, some french toast (topped with strawberries and whipped cream) and a fork. Breakfast is ready!
It is on a silver tone adjustable band that will fit most ring sizes. It measures about 3.8 cm wide . Even though the base has many layers of lacquer it isn’t waterproof so please don’t get it wet.
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Kashigata 菓子型 = Japanese Traditional Sweets Molds http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan?section_id=6167895
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“Jewellery that looks good enough to eat! The kitsch mini masterpieces inspired by junk food favourites” By Olivia Fleming http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2149014/Jewellery-looks-good-eat-The-kitsch-mini-masterpieces-inspired-junk-food-favourites.html
Sushi Taste - Let’s Wear Sushi Jewelry & Accessory
I love making miniature food jewelry and accessory. And sushi is the best thing to make them. Why not wear sushi?
These are soooo beautiful flower earrings! These are made with bronze colored brass and Japanese chiyogami washi paper in glass cabochons.
I protected the paper before adding a glass cabochon but I wouldn’t get these earrings wet.
These earrings measure about 2.2 cm wide and about 6cm long (from the top of the of the earwire to the bottom). The components are all antique bronze colored brass.