October 2020 : “Aki-matsuri” (The Harvest Season Box)

This month’s theme is “Aki-matsuri” (The Harvest season).
In Japan, we believe that there is God everywhere every day. It is the Japanese call to “Yao-yorozu no Kamigami” (gods of eight million). That spirit also influences the “Aki-matsuri”. “Aki-matsuri” is also a festival to thank various gods.
For example, the weather’s god, the plants’ god, and the god who protects the land, and so on.

The atmosphere of “Aki-matsuri” is much different than “Natsu-matsuri” (Summer Festival).
Since the “Aki-matsuri” is a harvest festival, it is rarely done in the city, but often in the countryside, where there are many farmlands.
During the “Aki-matsuri”, both adults and children carry “Mikoshi” (Portable shrine). That day everyone will delight the autumn harvest.

When the fun autumn festival is over, the beautiful autumn leaves season comes. Then Japan prepares for the winter.

In this month’s Box, we prepare many Japanese items that will make you enjoy the harvest season!
We promise that beautiful dishes and cute ornaments will make your early autumn happy! 

The Lifestyle Box

1. Delicious apple plate (1 item)
Cute plate with an apple design.
It is a thin and light plate that is easy to wash and easy to carry.

2. Mino-yaki “Eggplant pattern small plate” (1 item)
The ruffle design on this edge is hand made and is said to be difficult and time consuming to make.
It will surely be one of your favorites.

3. Mino-yaki Grape-shaped chopstick rest (1 item)
Just add a little chopstick rest to your table and it will make your table gorgeous.
In addition, it’s cute not only as a chopstick rest but also as an autumn interior.

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.

4. Owl chopsticks. (1 item)
It is an auspicious owl design.
Owl designed chopsticks are perfect for the autumn atmosphere.

5. Eggplant-shaped ceramic grater (Brown or dark green) (each 1 item)
You will get either a Brown or dark green. A small and easy-to-wash ceramic grater.
Please be careful about the injuries of the hand!

6. “Tasuki-Suzu” (Festival bell) (1 item)
“Tasuki-suzu” is a festival accessory for children that is used diagonally from the shoulder. It’s very cute because the bell rings every time you walk.

7.Furoshiki “cat and autumn rural landscape” (1 item)
It is a small “Furoshiki” cloth of the Japanese autumn rural landscape theme that drawing “tannbo” (Rice field) and cat.
“Furoshiki” is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used to wrap gifts, clothes, and actually just about anything!

8. Bath Powder (rice & red beans) (1 item)
This bath powder made from rice bran oil that is gentle on the skin.
A thickening ingredient that makes your skin smooth and shiny.

9. Mino Washi “Vegetables” letter set (1 item)
It is a letter set using paper “Washi” made by Japanese traditional recipe.
Send your loved ones a letter and make their day with these cute vegetables pattern letter paper and envelopes!

10. seasonal postcard “Autumn saury and cat” (1 item)
Japanese cats also love the “sanma” (autumn saury).
“sanma” is written in Chinese characters as “秋⼑⿂. “秋” means autumn and “sanma” is a synonymous fish of autumn.

11.Calbee “Satsumaimon” (1P)
This is sweet potato chips. The faint sweetness of “brown sugar”
enhances the deliciousness of sweet potatoes.

Number of items: 11.