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Japanese Home Goods

Japanese home goods have mastered the balance between function and beauty. Featuring unique, minimalist, geometric, and nature inspired patterns—Japanese ceramics and kitchen goods, such as chopsticks, remain staples in every home. From traditional wrapping cloths to Japanese tea cups, home goods have a rich artistic history and are still very much a part of modern life in Japan.

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Japanese Ceramics

Japanese ceramics, or yakimono, encompass a rich tapestry of history, craftsmanship, and regional diversity. From earthenware to porcelain, renowned varieties like Arita and Mino ware showcase the country's artistic heritage. From ancient kilns to modern workshops, Japanese artisans sustain age-old traditions, producing exquisite pieces like mamezara, small dishes cherished as souvenirs since the 17th century. Yakimono remains a vibrant form of Japanese art, blending tradition with modernity, sustaining both historical and regional traditions. Talented potters thrive, preserving Japan's rich ceramic heritage with innovative artistry.

Japanese Ceramics

Japanese Tea Cups

Japanese tea cups, known as yunomi, embody centuries of tradition for daily tea consumption. Typically cylindrical with a turned foot and no handle, yunomi cups allow for an intimate tea-drinking experience. Rooted in Japanese tea culture and evolving alongside the revered tea ceremony, these cups are crafted from various materials like porcelain or stoneware, featuring diverse designs and glazes.

Japanese Tea Cups

Japanese Chopsticks

Japanese chopsticks, known as hashi, are traditionally crafted from wood, bamboo, or lacquered materials. Originally used exclusively in rituals to prevent touching food for the gods, chopsticks evolved into utensils for everyday meals by the late Yamato period (250-710). Today, modern variations include metal and plastic, but traditional wooden chopsticks remain an integral part of Japanese dining culture—reflecting meticulous craftsmanship and design.

Japanese Chopsticks

Furoshiki

Furoshiki, traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, carry a rich history that dates back centuries. The furoshiki was initially utilized in temples to wrap and transport sacred objects as far back as the Nara period (710-784). Crafted from silk, cotton, or other fibers, they are intricately designed in a diverse array of patterns and colors. Today, furoshiki are utilized for gift-wrapping, carrying items, and recent sustainability initiatives have revived their popularity as eco-friendly alternatives to disposable packaging.

Furoshiki

Chopstick Rest

Japanese chopstick rests, or hashioki, serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Crafted from materials like ceramics, wood, or lacquer, they provide a hygienic rest for chopsticks during meals. Designs range from traditional motifs to modern interpretations, showcasing meticulous craftsmanship and reflecting Japan's cultural appreciation for detail in dining etiquette.

Chopstick Rest

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Sakuraco is not just about introducing you to new delicacies. We love sharing locally crafted home goods to give you a lasting piece of Japan that you can keep forever. All products are made in Japan, sourced from traditional makers.

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