The Japanese folktale Tsuki no Usagi, or Moon Rabbit, is interwoven in tsukimi traditions—a heartwarming tale that inspires many goods and delicacies. Enjoy this charming collection of candies crafted by Iwai Confectionery that encapsulates the essence of tsukimi’s traditions and the heartfelt spirit of the rabbit on the moon. The mini tsukimi dango candies, milk-flavored rabbit lollipop, and traditional wasanbon will instill imagery of basking under the moonlight.
Artisans from esteemed Yamayoshi Kougei have been skillfully crafting goods with a desire to preserve the traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware—renowned lacquerware made in the Yamanaka Onsen district of Kaga City, Ishikawa prefecture. This compact mirror is delicately hand-painted with scenery of rabbits frolicking under the serene glow of the full moon. A beautiful ode to tsukimi and the heartwarming folktale about the rabbit on the moon.
Maki-e is the Japanese art of sprinkling powdered gold, silver, or various other colors onto a lacquer illustration. Highly skilled in the elegant art of lacquering and maki-e, the artisans of Yamayoshi Kougei imbue each of their patterns and designs with thoughtful meanings. This hand-crafted box contains a mirror within and is lovingly adorned with the same design as the Usagi Compact Mirror, said to symbolize “prosperity and growth.”