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Archive for 7月, 2008

PANDA STAMP : SUNTORY bottled oolong tea with free gifts



They are free gifts which you can get to buy SUNTORY bottled oolong tea.



I love the lovely Panda. They are holding a meat dumpling, a mango pudding,a sweet rice cake wrapped in a bamboo leaf,etc.

SUNTORY bottled oolong tea

Coffee puddings from TAKANO

Coffee puddings form TAKANO

These are Coffee puddings decorated with figs and strawberries form TAKANO.

Coffee puddings form TAKANO

They are good for Summer Desserts.


Fancy breads from saint-germain

Fancy breads from saint-germain

These are a baked cream cheese tart pan(pan meaning bread in Japanese),a fromage roll,a croissant and a yakisoba-pan(pan meaning bread in Japanese) which is to pile the yakisoba(fried noodles) into a bread, and garnish the top with mayonnaise, shreds of pickled ginger,dried bonito powder and seaweed flakes.

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They are very tasty! I can’t stop eating until they are gone.

Saint Germain

Froggy Cream Puffs

Froggy Cream Puffs

This is a Froggy Cream Puff form “Maison grace Ange“.
It’s not only fun-looking but also the green tea flavored Cream Puff is very tasty.
Their all sweets are additive-free and no preservatives.

Maison grace Ange

Yukata is coming to pupe girl!

pupe girl YUKATA!

2008 yukata (summer casual cotton kimono) festival was held in pupe girl .

pupe girl YUKATA!

some limited items or zakka was ready … cat fight!
it was hot days in pupe girl!

pupe girl YUKATA!

pupe girl

UNIQLO Yukata : Japanese Summer Cotton Kimono by UNIQLO


Yukata is a traditional fashion of Japanese summer. At a fireworks display, a summer party and other summer events, Japanese girls wear Yukata.
Yukata(浴衣)是日本夏日的傳統時尚. 花火大會,夏日派對,或是其他夏天的活動,日本女生都會穿上Yukata.

japan yukata
by tata_aka_T

The Japanese fashion magazines feature of Yukata.


Japanese fashion chain store, UNIQLO sells Yukata, too. You might buy it only in a Japanese website. A price is 4,990 yen. It’s very reasonable.
日本時尚連鎖店,UNIQLO也都有在銷售Yukata. 也可以在這個網址買到Japanese website. 價格為4,990日元. 很合理哦!



How to wear Yukata is carried on the site. The person whom I want to know more watch YouTube. Watch YouTube if you want to know it more.
如果想要知道更多, 來這裡看Youtube的視頻吧!

Yukata [store.uniqlo.com]
YouTube – How To Dress Yukata & Kimono Part1

Fugeiten : Japanese crafts with a modern attitude

We’ll leave Japan for the United States next week.

And we are going to hold an exhibition called “Fugeiten” in Santa Monica. Let’s meet in Santa Monica if you are in the suburbs of LA.


fugei2008sa.pngFugeiten is a project of textile crafts with a modern attitude, collaborating with traditional craftsmen in the provinces, or making with vintage clothing in japan.
DAY : July 18th(Fri.) – August 3rd(Sun.) 2008
AT : tortoise

  • 1342 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice,CA 90291 Google Map
  • tel : 310-396-7335
  • FAX: 310-396-7336
  • shop hour: noon-6pm or by appointment closed: Mon/Tue

In this exhibition we would bring “Koginzashi” bags and crafts. “Koginzashi” is an old handcraft In Aomori province, north of Japan. The farm women embroider on hemp in snowy winters.

What’s “Koginzashi”

“Koginzashi” is one of the technique of quilting to come to Aomori province in the northern part of Japan.

The farm clothes had called “kogin” in Aomori, so it’s called “Koginzashi”. A white cotton thread quilted in a blue “hemp cloth” in old days.



During the Edo Period (1603-1867), farmers did not wear clothes made of cotton; instead, they wore layers of clothes made from hemp to withstand the cold.

The women from the farming villages then began to stitch cotton thread into the hemp cloth in necessary places to reinforce the fabric and keep the body warm.

布芸展 2008年 秋篠の森The product of these women’s knowledge, those who made a living amongst the harsh nature of the northern country, can be seen today through “koginzashi” embroidery.

“Koginzashi” embroidery is known for its hand stitching technique, in which white cotton thread is stitched through each hole of the indigo-coloured fabric.

Today, either wool or cotton is used depending on the function, and the colours available and the times have changed, the colour scheme has increased as well.

This beautiful and simple geometric pattern, which continues to be created by hand and stitch-by-stitch, has become a symbol of the strength and delicateness of the women of the northern country.


“Koginzashi” was reevaluated by “Mingei-movement“(Japanese original art movement of a folk-art) about 70 years ago. Now, we’ll do it again.

tortoise: greeting
Mingei (Wikipedia)
koginzashi (Aomori pref.)

Charmed by Tiffany : Customized Your Own


Tiffany Japan does the customized service of the charm on their website. Tiffan presents a charm on a large scale in Japan. (☆i bought it !)



At first you choose the chain of the bracelet or the necklace, and select charms. From 64 kinds of charms, enjoy it by your nice sense !


I want to attach many charms ! But total price is high!  I am disappointed to see it.

Tiffany & Co. | Tiffany Charms | Japan


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