Winner of 2013 Good Design Award.
About the Workshop
Nestled in a coastal village in Hyago, the Marubishi workshop has been making artisanal soaps since 1945. Their soaps are made with 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives, with a mission to highlight the traditional botanical resources of Japan.
Ingredients: Goat Milk, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Water, Sodium hydroxide.
Dimensions: 0.4" x 0.8" (for each piece- set includes 16 pieces)
With a pleasant, padded texture, this tactile bathmat is inspired by the beauty of a Japanese bamboo thicket. Made from 100% cotton, its highly absorbent fibers are quick-drying and soak up water from the bath in minutes.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Dimensions: Width: 20” Length: 29”
Care: Machine wash with cold water and a mild detergent. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners. Hang dry or tumble dry low.
This special coaster is the result of a collaboration between artist Toshiyuki Fukuda and sashiko embroidery artisan Kenichi Ohazama. Using traditional sashiko embroidery with near-mathematical precision, each coaster features geometric patterns that combine twenty-first century graphics with Japanese folk art motifs. The sturdy textile is made from 100% cotton woven into a strong quilted jacquard weave that easily washes away spills. Each Sashiko coaster is individually cut from a larger textile, making each pattern slightly different from the others.
About Sashiko Embroidery
Sashiko, which translates to “little stabs” in Japanese, is a hand-sewing technique that originated in ancient Japan. Sashiko stitches were traditionally used to decorate and repair homespun peasant clothes in times where resources were scarce. Using geometric patterns with common motifs like waves, mountains, bamboos, or overlapping diamonds, sashiko combined decoration with reparation, with its resulting beauty demanding to know: why just mend and make do when you can mend and make better?
Materials: 100% cotton
Dimensions: Height: 4” Width: 4”
Care: Machine wash in cold water with similar colors and gentle detergent.
Taking its name from the Japanese word for “bubble wrap,” the Puchi Puchi towel features a raised polka dot texture on its surface. This playful style is made from 100% cotton that absorbs water in seconds and feels great against your skin. Compact and made with little loops of cotton terry pile, the Puchi Puchi collection is the perfect mix of Japanese and Western towel styles.
About Japanese Towels
Japanese towels are known as some of the most absorbent towels in the world. Traditionally compact and lightweight, their functional design is perfect for travel, daily use, and easy storage. Our slow-loomed towels are made the traditional way in Imabari, where towel-making has been the regional specialty for over 200 years. Soft and comforting, each towel pampers your skin as gently as a plush blanket.
Learn about how Japanese towels are made on our Journal.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine wash with cold water and mild detergent. No bleach or fabric softeners. Hang or tumble dry low.
|Bath Towel (L)||24¾” x 49”|
|Hand Towel (M)||13¾” x 31½”|
|Washcloth (S)||13¾” x 13¾”|