Sousou Zabuton Cushion, Large
This stylish take on the traditional zabuton cushion is the result of a partnership between textile brand Sou Sou and futon makers Daitou Shingu. Traditionally found in tatami rooms, these large zabuton cushions let you sit comfortably on the floor, meditate, or gather around the table for dinner.
About Sou Sou
Each piece in this colorful collection is infused with vibrant graphic patterns designed by Japanese artist Katsuji Wakisaka. With a mission to revitalize traditional Japanese styles, his modern designs combine contemporary patterns with traditional Japanese shapes.
About Daitou Shingu
Established in 1925 as a Japanese futon maker, Daitou Shingu has a singular goal of providing the most comfortable sleep experience possible. Every item in the collection is made by hand using traditional Japanese techniques, natural dyes, and absolutely no bleaching or chemical processing.
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Materials: Outer: 100% Cotton; Inner: 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester
Dimensions: Length: 22" Width: 23"
Care: Spot clean surface stains with mild detergent
Matcha Green Tea Soap
Combining the antioxidant power of green tea and the brightening properties of Pearl Barley, this gentle and hydrating soap is perfect for oily or acne blemished skin. Pearl Barley has been used in Japan for centuries as an anti-aging treatment, and when combined with organic brown sugar and seaweed powder, skin gains a healthy glow that feels nourished and pliable from the inside out. Green tea (finely-milled matcha in this case), is high in vitamins A and D and contains a bit of caffeine to help invigorate your beauty regimen.
As beautiful and mysterious as a delicate flower, Japanese geisha were once revered for their immaculate skin and refined beauty. Inspired by their secret skincare routines, Chidoriya has been creating natural and organic skin care products since 1949. Each product is made by hand in the USA using traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques passed down through the generations. Learn more about Chidoriya and their rich history on our Journal.
Ingredients: Saponified Organic Oils of Olive and Palm, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Organic brown sugar, Green tea powder, Barley powder, Grapeseed oil, Chamomile powder, Seaweed powder, Chamomile oil
Size: 2 oz (56 g)
To Use: Use daily morning and evening to clean and hydrate the face.
Made in the USA
The eye-catching Luna Earring from artist Shima Hotta features a slightly concave and rounded shape with a textured finish. Its larger size and texture resembles a lunarscape. The backs are unfinished brass and included the Shima logo.
About Shima Jewelry
Nagano-based Shima Hotta began her artistic career in the late 80s studying pottery in Seattle and California. It was during this time that she developed an appreciation for the handmade. Returning to Japan, she continued her ceramic work in Tajimi, Shiga, and Aichi. In 2007, she began exploring new materials and techniques and became fascinated with the interaction between fire and metal. Today, she combines both disciplines to create esoteric jewelry with organic finishes under the Shima label.
Materials: Silver over brass, Titanium post
Dimensions: 1.25” H x 1.25” W
Care: Polish with silver cloth when needed.
Sola Cube Stand
An x-brace stand designed to display a single Sola Cube. Available in beech (white) and walnut (brown).
Sola Cube specimens include: Dandelion Fluff (tampopo), Eucalyptus, Globe Amaranth (sennichiko), Bunny Tail Grass (usaginoo), Small Globe Thistle (ruritamaazami), Strawflower (kaigaraso), and Sweetgum (momiji bafu).
Materials: Beech wood, Walnut wood
Dimensions: D:.98" x W:1.57" x H:1.57"
Sola Cube - Sweetgum
Designed to cultivate our inherent sense of wonder and exploration, Sola Cube features rare natural specimens captured forever in acrylic. Hyper-polished and distortion-free, these expertly preserved curiosities make a fantastic gift for the naturalist in your life and will captivate guests of your home and office. Custom beech and walnut display stands are available here.
Specimens include: Dandelion Fluff (tampopo), Eucalyptus, Globe Amaranth (sennichiko), Bunny Tail Grass (usaginoo), Small Globe Thistle (ruritamaazami), Strawflower (kaigaraso), and Sweetgum (momiji bafu).
About Acrylate Resin Casting
Similar to amber, insects and other curiosities can be preserved in acrylic resin for generations. The process typically involves pouring acrylic into a mold with the dried plant on a slightly solidified gel. The specimen is then pressurized in the mold to remove bubbles before being slowly heated to stabilize the acrylic bonds. Finally, the specimen is shaped and buffed to remove any surface markings.
Materials: Acrylic resin, Specimen
Dimensions: L:1.57" x W:1.57" x H:1.57"
Care: Polish occasionally with a soft cloth