Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hanafuda & Kabufuda Playing Cards

Goods From Japan stocks both Hanafuda & Kabufuda Japanese playing cards.

The colorful decks of cards: 48 for Hanafuda and 40 for Kabufuda are fun to play and handle.

Hanafuda & Kabufuda Playing Cards

Both games became popular in the Tokugawa Period (1603-1867) of Japanese history and are traditionally played at New Year.

Hanafuda Playing Cards

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ainu Bag #2

bag2アイヌポシュー

These beautiful Ainu-style hand bags are all one-off unique pieces.

The bags are made of high quality Japanese cotton and silk.

Each Ainu-styled bag is painstakingly hand-sewn.

The perfect gift.

Ainu Bag

Monday, July 13, 2009

Hyottoko Japanese Mask

hyottoko火男お面

Here is a classic version of the famous Hyottoko (Fire Man) mask.

Hyottoko is an abbreviation of "Hi Otoko," or "Fire Man." According to legend, he blows fire from a bamboo tube.

Look at the shape of the mouth, and you can picture it.

A wonderful mask.

Hyottoko Mask

Friday, July 10, 2009

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

The TK Master 16 kendama now comes in new, sporty packaging.

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

An easy to use, light and long-lasting competition kendama, the blue version is a popular choice along with the classic red color.

TK 16 Kendama New Packaging

Kendama Video



TK Master 16 Kendama