Saturday, January 31, 2009

Shin Fuji Kendama

新富士剣玉

Goods From Japan offers a new kendama in its collection of these popular Japanese wooden toys - the Shin Fuji kendama.

Shin Fuji Kendama

Light, easy-to-handle and made from premium Japanese wood, Shin Fuji kendama are approved by the Japan Kendama Association.

Shin Fuji Kendama

Shin Fuji Kendama

Friday, January 30, 2009

Japanese Ukiyoe Playing Cards

浮世絵

Ukiyo-e "pictures of the floating world" were mass produced woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1603-1868) typically featuring courtesans of the entertainment districts in Japan's main cities.

Japanese Ukiyoe Playing Cards

Famous artists of the ukiyo-e genre included Hokusai, Hiroshige, Sharaku and Utamaro.

Japanese Ukiyoe Playing Cards

The prints are done in bold and striking colors and are here replicated on these Japanese playing cards. Many of the themes are of women in loose kimono revealing their breasts, whil putting on their make-up, smoking and chatting.

Japanese Ukiyoe Playing Cards

Ukiyo-e Playing cards

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Japanese Sailcloth Bags and Aprons

These beautifully made sailcloth bags and aprons come in a variety of blue and white designs with frog and whale motifs.

Japanese Sailcloth Bags and Aprons

Japanese sailcloth bags and aprons

Japanese Sailcloth Bags and Aprons

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Japanese Kendama Sale

Our TK16 Master Kendama and Oozora Kendama are now on special sale at only 16.99 USD.

TK16 Japanese Kendama come in red, plain wood, blue and black. Oozora are red, green or blue.

Both Oozora and TK16 Master Kendama are officially sanctioned by the Japanese Kendama Association and carry that organization's seal on the handle.

TK16 Master Kendama

TK16 Master Kendama

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Credit Crunch Busting Cat

One way to beat the credit crunch is to increase your customers and bolster your supply of good luck.

The blow up maneki neko good fortune cat is one sure fire way to attract attention and those all important new customers.

Credit Crunch Busting Cat

7 feet tall and illuminated, this maneki neko beckoning cat is going to get your business noted.

Blow up cat