An archaic stroke chart of Japanese Hiragana characters.

An archaic stroke chart of Japanese Hiragana characters. I didn't know they used a sort of pie-chart to overlay their characters!

Japanese Antique Cylindrical Kashigata Lotus Flower Hand Carved Wooden Cake Mold | eBay

Japanese Antique Cylindrical Kashigata Lotus Flower Hand Carved Wooden Cake Mold | eBay

Superbly hand-forged, this is the best straight razor I’ve ever tried. It gives me the closest shave I’ve ever gotten, compared to any other werstern type straight razors. The design is really one of a kind and this razor feels like handling one of those really sharp Japanese knives.

Iwasaki Kamisori Razor

ippinka: “ Iwasaki Kamisori Razor Superbly hand-forged, this is the best straight razor I’ve ever tried. It gives me the closest shave I’ve ever gotten, compared to any other werstern type straight.

Umbrella tea house: This cloth-and-bamboo tent blends two traditions…

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Umbrella tea house: This cloth-and-bamboo tent blends two traditions: umbrella-making and the tea ceremony. After tea time, it folds up like an umbrella. Made in Japan, Merrell

Shop door curtain, 1870-1970 (Made). Cotton, indigo blue, painted in tubework resist (tsutsugaki)

Shop door curtain

Door curtain (noren), woven blue cotton with resist dyed crest, Japan, Museum Number

Japanese kamon (family crest) rubber stamps via Tokyo Jinja, I want one for our family crest, first we need a family crest.

Japanese kamon (family crest) rubber stamps via Tokyo Jinja

Norisuke. Tsuba

specializing in antique Japanese swords and Samurai fittings

Sword guard (tsuba) in the shape of a of dancing crane, by Hayashi Matashichi (1613–1699), Japan. Edo period (1615–1868), 17th century. Iron openwork with gold inlay. Eisei-Bunko Museum, 1794. © Eisei Bunko, Japan

Sword guard (tsuba) in the shape of a dancing crane. By Hayashi Matashichi Japan, Edo period Iron openwork with gold inlay.

Japanese Antique Kashigata Kamon Family Crest w Cover Carved Wooden Cake Mold | eBay

JAPANESE ANTIQUE KASHIGATA KAMON Family Crest w/ Cover Carved Wooden Cake Mold

Japanese Antique Kashigata Kamon Family Crest w Cover Carved Wooden Cake Mold

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