What's in Store Blog

New Year 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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September 08, 2020

New 2020-2021 JANM Store catalog!

The new JANM Store catalog is here!


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August 26, 2020

A Light in the Woods

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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