What's in Store Blog

New Year Sprouts!

photo of bagel with Kaiware Sprouts

That’s why I have decided to incorporate more green veggies in my diet with sprouts. I use the Kaiware seeds from Kitazawa Seed Company. One packet is good for about two batches. They are a little spicy and easy to grow.

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August 26, 2020

A Light in the Woods

Portable Solar Puff Lantern

When the sun went down I attached the solar puff to the support bars of my tent and basked in the glory of the warm white light.

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Kasuri or ikat?

Whenever I see clothing made with kasuri fabrics, I find them hard to resist (no pun intended). And while we don’t carry a lot of clothing in our store, once in awhile I have to make these beautiful pieces available to remind people of these traditional textile arts.

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July 08, 2020

Calling All Vegans!

As the Store’s resident Vegan I was asked to test and review a new vegan cookbook called “Vegan Japaneasy,” By Tim Anderson.

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June 12, 2020

Paper Cranes

...sharing something special.

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May 29, 2020

Dogs vs Cats

The Inu Hariko is viewed as a symbol of protection, loyalty and family, it is often given as a gift to children and pregnant women. So the next time you think, “What a cute looking cat!” think twice because it may not be a cat but an Inu Hariko!

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May 19, 2020

Mask On, Mask Off—Staying Safe in Mr. Miyagi Style

Well, it’s looking like face coverings are going to be with us for awhile. And instead of the people who are monku-ing about it, I admire those individuals who are trying to make masking-up fun and even meaningful.

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