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2018 Has Begun!

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2018 Has Begun!

Happy New Year Everyone!Wishing you and your family another great year. January will start off with Saori Kunihiro Japanese calligraphy exhibition!Please come see many of her works and her jewelries written in beautiful flowing calligraphy.

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Moon-viewing Festival, Jyugoya

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Moon-viewing Festival, Jyugoya

Jyugoya, moon-viewing festival is the day we celebrate the autumn harvest. We offer round rice cake, dango and decorate silver grass because they look similar to ears of rice.I hope we get to view beautiful moon tonight! In any case, I will finish my dango before it get's dry. Shop for Bentwood Tray Shop for Tenugui 十五夜綺麗なお月さまを眺めながら、秋の収穫に感謝する日。稲穂に似ているススキと、お月さまのようにまんまるなお月見団子をお供えして。さて今夜は月が見られるでしょうか?どちらにせよ、乾かぬうちにお団子を頂こうと思います。

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Store's Recommendation Of The Month

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Store's Recommendation Of The Month

Seems like it's getting colder everyday so I pulled out my jacket today. Autumn leaves and silver grass, bell ringing crickets and beautiful moon. These are all autumn's simple pleasures. Our recommendation corner for this month includes sake set and a flower vase to spend a relaxing autumn night. And don't forget marinated oysters. With sake, it makes a perfect pair. All available in store and tenugui is available online as well! Shop for Tenugui: Full Moon Over Water   月見で一杯。 10月に入り日に日に肌寒く感じられるようになってきました。さて、今月のmonokotoスタッフのおすすめは、秋の夜長に心地よい時間を演出してくれる酒器や花器。そしておつまみの牡蠣も。牡蠣のオイル漬けで熱燗をちびり、ちびり。想像しながら1日頑張れそうです!      

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How we use Tenugui

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How we use Tenugui

Tenugui, is a Japanese traditional must-have item that have been used since the Nara era(more than 1,300 years ago!),.This 36cm × 90cm cotton cloth can be used like a towel, but there are so many other ways to enjoy it! Today,Mono-koto store staff will show you how they use their tenugui. ■Ms. Yamashiro Recommend■"Wrap it around your neck!"Thin and light tenugui is perfect to wrap around your neck. It will protect the back of your neck from sunburn, and also from a cold AC air. If you are going to spend a long time out in the heat, wrap ice...

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Simple Steps to Save Your Mage Wappa from Mold.

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Simple Steps to Save Your Mage Wappa from Mold.

Hello! こんにちは!Thank you for visiting our online store!  We just restocked beautiful cedar bentwood bento boxes.Take advantage of the the antibacterial effects of cedar to prevent food poisoning in upcoming summer!  Did you know that a few simple steps when washing bentwood bento box will save them from mold contamination?Simple but very important! 【1】Please wash with hot water using sponge, and rinse it well again with hot water. You can use thin detergent to remove greasy materials. 【2】Again, soak bento box in hot water. This helps moisture evaporate faster. ←IMPORTANT 【3】Wipe well, especially the corners. Molds tend to grow from...

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