Designed by SwimmyDesignLab, a design studio founded by Philadelphia-trained artist Taku Yoshimizu, this life size coloring poster encourages groups of kids to color together. Presented in cartoon map form, each pattern highlights a section or prefecture of Japan, along with the regional animals, food specialties, and monuments. The posters are also full of quirky Japanese pop culture references and doodles. How many can you find?
Sekai Cheeze: a pun on the Japanese term for “world map” and the word “cheese” as said when taking a picture
Nippon Pon: Nippon is one way to say “Japan” in Japanese.
Tokyo Tokio: The phrase “Time in Tokyo” in Japan.
Nu York: A pun combining the words with “New York.”
Dimensions: Height: 33" Width: 47"
A classic children’s toy, rattles are known to stimulate a baby’s tactile, visual, and musical senses. This geometric rattle shakes vertically or horizontally, making knocking sounds that keep your little one entertained for hours. Made of smooth, lightweight beech wood, the undulated rattle is sealed with beeswax for an easy grip.
About Moku Yusya
These artful wooden toys are created in a small toymakers’ workshop based in the rural prefecture of Ehime, where beechwood trees grow locally. Made with all-natural materials, each classic toy is designed to be passed down through the generations. A portion of proceeds from the purchase of these toys is donated to support the Carbon Offsetting Project, a Japan-based effort to combat global climate change.
Materials: Beech wood, beeswax finish
Dimensions: Height: 5 ⅜”, Width: ¾”
This little rattle is made from the same ultra-soft cotton as the Claire towel collection. A sweet musical bell rings out from inside this toy pyramid, keeping your little one entertained for hours on end.Materials: Outer: 100% Cotton. Inner: Polyester
From sealing a lunch bag to wrapping a special gift, the world of washi tape is a playground for the creative mind. Washi tape is made from translucent Japanese rice paper and comes in an endless spectrum of colors and patterns. It features a gentle adhesive, making it easy to stick on and tear off without damaging any surfaces. Its soft, tactile texture and colorful prints are perfect for craft projects- use it to customize and decorate notebooks, letters, labels, packages, and even your walls!
About MT Washi Tape
Washi tape was invented by MT, a 100-year-old company specializing in paper adhesives. In 2006, the company received notice that three women in Tokyo had been using their utility tapes to make beautiful craft projects. Inspired by their creativity, MT invited the women to tour the factory and began developing an entirely new type of colorful, adaptable tape that could be used for creative projects. Today, washi tape comes in thousands of colors, prints, and designs, and has a cult following among crafters and stationery aficionados throughout the world.
Materials: Washi Paper
Dimensions: Diameter: 1/2"