June 2023 : “TSUYU” (The Rainy Season) Box

By the time this “Tsuyu” (The Rainy season) BOX arrives at your hand, Japan will be in the “Tsuyu”, and the “Ajisai” (hydrangea) flower will have bloomed all over Japan.

It is not much good on a “Tsuyu” day. Laundry is also hard to dry, isn’t it?
However, the “Ajisai” (hydrangea) that blooms in this season is beautiful and can be seen in many gardens. In addition to “Ajisai”, there are many flowers that bloom during the “Tsuyu”, and these flowers entertain us in the rain.
For example, “Kuchinashi” (Gardenia) is characterized by white petals and a sweet scent. “Suirenn” (Water lily) is known as Monet’s favorite flower. “Yuri” (lily) blooms fragrant flowers, and so on. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels the strong smell of flowers when it rains.

Well, in Japan, there is an amulet called “Teruteru bozu” that brings good weather.
It is a simple amulet made of white paper or cloth. Children make this “Teruteru bozu” when they have an outdoor event and pray for the weather to improve.


The Lifestyle Box


1. Mino-yaki “Ajisai” Ceramic Bowl (1 item)
This is a rice bowl with an “Ajisai” (hydrangea) motif. Just by placing this rice bowl on the dining table, you can always feel the beautiful hydrangea atmosphere.

Originating 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. Japanese umbrella pattern plate (1 item)
It is an indigo plate drawn with the pattern of a Japanese umbrella. You don’t really see Japanese umbrella patterns, so it has a unique atmosphere. The dark indigo plate makes the food look even more delicious.

3. Mino-yaki Polka dot pattern small plate (1 item)
This small plate is of a simple reasonable size. This small plate has a unique accent and fits any scene. It’s a little deep, so it’s also recommended to put sauce and more. 

4. “Kaeru” (frog) Masking tape (1 item)
This Masking tape with a “Kaeru” motif that is easy to associate with a rabbit. The cute frog and umbrella design is sure to make you feel happy. It is sure to become one of your favorite stationery items.

5. 100% Cotton – “Tsuyu” Furoshiki (1 item)
It is a wrapping cloth mainly drawn with “Ajisai” (hydrangea) and “Teruteru Bozu”. Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used to wrap gifts, clothes, and actually just about anything! Of course, it can be used as a lunch box cloth or as a tapestry.

6. Washi Mini Letter Set (1 item)
It is the letter set using paper “Washi” made by Japanese traditional recipe. A palm-sized Japanese paper letter set that can be used freely, such as as a message memo or as a gift. The fluffy pattern is cute, and the motif is rain.

7. Handheld mop (1 item)
Ultra-fine fibers get into the uneven surface and firmly absorb fine dust! We are sure that cleaning will be fun with cute frogs!

8. Konpeito Suger Candy (5p)
An assortment of beautiful and colorful small konpeito. Imaged a hydrangea.

9. “Tsuyu” postcard (1 item)
A postcard to enjoy the rainy season. You can decorate it on the wall or use it as a message card!

Number of items : 13