January 2021 : “FUYU” (The Japanese winter) Box

The theme of this January box is “Fuyu”(the winter season).
By the way, do you know “Kotatsu”?
“Kotatsu” is a traditional Japanese heating appliance.
It consists of a low table, a heat source, and a “Kotatusu-Buton” (coverlet of “Kotatsu”).
In the old days, “coal” was used as the heat source of “Kotatsu”.
I haven’t used coal now. Instead, an electric heater is the heat source.
Electric heaters are generally installed on the underside of the table.
“Kotatsu” is not set directly on the floorboard. We make it on a fluffy “Kotatsu” rug (it is almost dedicated to “Kotatsu”).
Then, cover the “Kotatsu” with a “Kotatusu-Buton”. This “Kotatusu- Buton” is mostly square and can cover the “Kotatsu” without any gaps.
Thanks to this “futon”, you can keep the “Kotatsu” warm.
After, switch on the heat source. And when you go inside the “Kotatsu”, your feet get very warm.
If there is a “Kotatsu”, everyone will gather there. Of course, cats too.
“Kotatsu” is also a place for family communication.
“Kotatsu” is one of the fun traditions of Japan.
In this month’s box, we prepare a lot of Japanese Winter season items.
Because there are beautiful potteries and colorful clothes, let’s
experience the Japanese beautiful winter!
The Lifestyle Box
1. Mino-yaki “Yuki-kobiki” Snow color plate (1 item)
It is a very basic and easy-to-use plate.
This plate’s natural color well with any food and will add color to your dishes.
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. Red plum blossoms small dish (1 item)
This cute plate with a red plum blossom motif.
This plate will bring the beautiful Japanese plum atmosphere to your table.
3. Mino-yaki “Nimono” Stew bowl (1 item)
This bowl is just the right size and nicely made with a solid thickness.
The depth is just right, so you can use it with confidence even in soup.
4. Furoshiki “Cat and Ume landscape” (1 item)
It is a small “Furoshiki” cloth of the Japanese winter landscape theme that drawing “Ume” (Plum blossom), “Kawara-yane no Ie” (Japanese house with tiled roof) and cat.
“Furoshiki” is a type of traditional Japanese wrapped cloth that can be used to wrap gifts, clothes, and actually just about anything!
5. “Udon-ya Kaze ichiya” Ginger tea(1p)
Caution : This Tea is used “Brown sugar”.
Please do not give to children under 1 year old.
This tea contains plenty of grated ginger. This drink will warm the cold body.
6. Horse oil hand cream (Quasi-drug) (1P)
A moist and soft hand cream containing horse oil from Japan.
Contains non-colored, non-mineral oil that is gentle on the skin.
The horse oil has an effect of humidity retention, the protection, so it is osmotic and maintains the health of the skin.
7. Hot eye mask (scent of “Yuzu”) (1 item)
A thermal sheet eye mask that emits steam.
The heat is about 40°C, which contains moderate steam, so the comfortable warmth gently wraps around your eyes from the moment you put it on.
8. Napier Nose Celebrity Pocket Tissue Paper (2P)
A moist and comfortable pocket tissue paper.
It is a popular pocket tissue paper in winter in Japan.
9. Postcard book (1 item)
An ideal postcard for seasonal greetings. It is a postcard book that can be used one by one.
5 pieces each for 2 patterns (10 pieces).
10. “Winter Rabbit” Postcard (1P)
A postcard depicting a rabbit playing at a ski resort.
Let’s have fun even in the cold winter!
Number of items: 11.