Zakka 81: April 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Okinawa Kabuki - original art

New in the shop
=My mothers art=
This is a stage art of Okinawa called「Kumi odori
It has been presented for 300 years and it is specified for the important intangible cultural heritage of Japan.
see wikipedia about Kumi-odori-

a booklet of Kumiodori
Have you seen Kabuki? See this youtube!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My mothers art

New in the shop
My mother send these and more to me other day from Japan.
We are talking almost every day on the phone and she loves what I doing for mum.
She said "I wish I could use internet for say thank you to all of you who gave to me a message and I can see other people's art work!"
Well, my mum can not use mobile phone or DVD or any hi-tech machine. She think it can use cordless home phone as like as mobile phone, still now.
Anyway I'll do it for her. That's a better way at the moment ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wooden egg cup pincushion - red flower

New in the shop
AGIAN, another wooden egg cup pincushion is here (^^)
Beautiful rose wood and gorgeous red kimono material.
This is a pincushion but just lovely to sit on anywhere for the home decoration.
I put some lavender buds on bottom of this cup.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wooden egg cup pincushion - retro modern

New in the shop
Another wooden egg cup pincushion AGAIN!!
This time we made it little bit larger than before.
I love this material, lovely color and design!
I made it for a pincushion but why not to use this for home decor!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Wooden egg cup flower pin-cushion

New in the shop
Another wooden egg cup pincushion is here :)
This time I made flower shaped pin cushion and I filled lavender buds on bottom of cup, so when you open it, you can smell it.
I made this for pin cushion, but I think just lovely to have it for the home decoration.

Flower box - cherry blossom and plum blossom

*New in the shop*
Sakura (cherry blossom) and Ume (plum blossom) in the box.
Is someone thinking about mother's day present? It's would be a great gift idea :)
I know it's Autumn in here Australia, but Spring time in Japan!
Cherry blossom is just blooming in Tokyo, most beautiful time in there. I miss it!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wooden egg cup pin-cushion

★New in the shop★

This wooden egg cup made by my fiance, he is a wood turner and It's used Australian hard wood is called Victorian ash, beautiful light wood finished with clear lacquer.
The material has lovely cherry blossom pattern.
The material is called Chirimen, a special crepe a little heavier than normal fabric used in making Kimono.My fiance has made heaps of stuff and I said to him "You should open etsy shop or take your crafts to local gift shop!"
but he is shy (or bit lazy) and I decided to sell this egg cup with my craft.
Maybe I should push him little bit more harder ;)
*His wood works*

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