August 2023:”Nihon-no-Natsu” (the Japanese summer) Box

Here we go! A hot and fun summer has arrived.

Summer is full of fun with lots of different events.
In Japan, Many places will be holding fireworks festivals this summer for the first time in four years, so there is no doubt that it will be even more exciting!

By the way, do you know the Japanese scary story “Kwaidan” (GhostStories)?
“Kwaidan” is a general term for stories that make people feel frightened and suspicious. In some cases, ancient Japanese scary stories are called “Kwaidan”.
“Kwaidan” is one of the words for the summer season in Japan.
Regarding “Kwaidan”, it is famous that ”Yakumo Koizumi” (real name: Lafcadio Hearn) put together a book called “Kwaidan” (1904).
Yakumo Koizumi collected ghost stories and bizarre stories from various parts of Japan that have been passed down since ancient times, and based them on his interpretation, he created a book called “Kwaidan,” which is rich in emotion.

By the way, many “Yokai” (Japanese folk monsters) appear in this “Kwaidan”. “Yokai” has a scary image, but there are also “Yokai” that bring happiness.
How about enjoying “Kwaidan” this summer?

The Lifestyle Box

1.Mino-yaki “Kuro-Oribe Soba-choko” Multi-purpose (1 item)
“Soba choco” is a cup for soba soup. In Japan, it is used when you eat cold soba by dipping it in the soup in the bowl. However, depending on your ideas, the usage is endless!

Originated from Gifu Prefecture, Mino-yaki (Mino ware) is Japan’s most popular
pottery. Its history is said to date back to 1300 years ago.

2.Goldfish round plate (1 item)
This is a round plate that features a goldfish with a cool atmosphere. It’s good to use it as tableware, but it’s also very nice to decorate in the summer season. It’s an easy-to-use plate, so it’s sure to become a plate you use every day! 

3.Morning Glory small bowl (1 item)
It’s a little unusual warped small bowl. It is a standard product that can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as small amounts of pickles, soy sauce, condiments, delicacies, etc. It’s an unstable small bowl, but it’s so cute that I just want to use it.

4.Washi “Uchiwa” (Hand fan) and envelope Set (1 Set)
It is the “Uchiwa” (Hand fan) using paper “Washi” made in a Japanese traditional recipe. As an elegant cooling item, it is ideal for kimono and yukata decorations, and props for Bon festival dances. It’s small in size, but it’s well made. Send this “Uchiwa” to your loved ones in summer greetings, letters, summer greeting cards, etc. I’m sure you’ll be more than happy with your usual letter.

5.Goldfish pattern small plate (1 item)
This cute little plate depicts a goldfish swimming in the water. Looking at this plate in the hot summer makes me feel cool.

6.Windchime “Summer Japanese things” (1 item)
Wind chimes are indispensable in summer in Japan. The items drawn on this wind chime are “Japanese traditional summer” items. Please enjoy the traditional atmosphere of Japan with cool sounds and a relaxing and relaxing atmosphere.

7.Goldfish pattern “Tenugui” (1 item)
It is “tenugui” with lots of cute little goldfish printed on it. “Tenugui” is very easy to dry and can be used hygienically. “Tenugui” can be used in various ways depending on the idea. It is made from 100% cotton in Japan.

8.Encyclopedia sticker “Yokai” (1 item)
This sticker depicts a realistic “Yokai” (Japanese folk monster) that looks like it was cut from a real picture book. It’s a little different from the cute atmosphere for children, so it’s good to collect it. Among the various youkai depicted on these stickers, some bring good luck. How many youkai do you know?


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