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  1. YOKU MOKU’s confectionery “Cigare” means a cigarette in French.

    The basics of making good confectionery and cookies are sincerity and handcraft.
    Making confectionery is a creation, not a production. Wishing our confectionery and cookies will make people smile and happy.

    Cigare cookies are baked with plenty of butter.
    We hope you will enjoy these crunchy butter-rich cookies which will melt on your tongue.

    Cigare
    Rolled, butter cookies with a delicate vanilla taste.
    Cigare au thé
    Rolled, butter cookies with a Darjeeling and Earl Gray milk tea taste.
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  2. If You Do not Know 'Hiroi Koibito (白い恋人, literally "white lover")', Try ISHIYA G✨

    The best snacks in Japan are all in Hokkaido! There are the freshest milk and the best quality fruits and vegetables in Japan, so the three brothers of milk-flavored, sweet but not greasy ice cream, chocolate, and a bag of French fries were born...

    But the most memorable one should be the famous king of out-of-stocks - "White Lovers"!

    Hiroi Koibito (白い恋人, literally "white lover") is a European-style cookie manufactured and sold by Japanese confectionery maker Ishiya Co., Ltd. in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It consists of chocolate sandwiched between langue de chat. There are two main types: Shiroi Koibito White with white chocolate in the centre and Shiroi Koibito Black with milk chocolate in the centre. The package design has a white and light blue base with a picture of Rishiri Island's Mount Rishiri arranged in the centre.

    This specialty of Hokkaido, Japan was born in 1976. It come

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  3. How does Japan stay so clean?

    One of the first things visitors to Japan notice is how clean everywhere is – yet there are hardly any litter bins and street sweepers. What's the secret behind this contradiction?

    The god of cleaning in Japan, "Shinjin Haruko", has become a national treasure in Japan by virtue of his extreme cleaning ability. He can quickly identify stains and their causes, and flexibly use more than 80 kinds of detergents and 50 kinds of tools to clean Tokyo Haneda Airport. The cleanest airport”, this kind of effort to perfect the inconspicuous “little things” is exactly in line with the national spirit

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  4. Japanese Chopstick Culture

     

    As an indispensable tableware in people's daily life, chopsticks are well known for their simplicity, and they accompany our lives in obscurity every day. But in the minds of the Japanese people, chopsticks have an extraordinary experience and a supreme sacred status. Let's take a look at Japanese chopstick culture.

     

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    The history of Japanese chopsticks

    In the 15th year (607) of the Japanese emperor, Ono was sent by Prince Shotoku. As the first group of envoys sent to the Sui Dynasty to visit the Sui Dynasty, she saw that chopsticks were used as common tableware for daily meals in China, from the court to the common people. At this time, the Japanese Still at the stage of eating by hand. The

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  5. MARNA

    Marna started in business as a brush manufacturer in 1872.

    By listening to feedback from customers, we recognized a need and took the opportunity to move with the times and expand their product line into housewares products.

    Today, Marna’s product line covers kitchen, bath, cleaning, health and beauty care and shopping bag.

    Many of our products have won numerous awards.

    Marna’s philosophy has always been to design and manufacture products that meet the needs of individuals from varied lifestyles in a way that enriches their everyday lives.

    With over 140 years of experience and passion, we remain at the forefront of the housewares industry in Japan and are expanding worldwide.

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  6. HARIO

    HARIO COFFEE BREW

    "For over 100 years, we’ve been making coffee products that customers cherish."

    HARIO has been planning, manufacturing and selling heatproof glass ☕️
    since its very inception — and is the only manufacturer with a heatproof glass factory in Japan.
    Initially, they manufactured and sold laboratory glassware.

    But in 1948, they began making coffee siphons by taking advantage of the properties of heatproof glass
    and our refined glass processing techniques.
    They later expanded into a wide range of popular home products made from various materials.

    Since the 1980s, they’ve been producing industrial glass for automotive light lenses.
    They also offer items for coffee and tea (black, Japanese and herbal),
    as well as microwave-safe cooking utensils and other

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  7. RIENZOME

    Japanese Cypress Tenugui Tapestry Hanger | Japan Objects Store

    History:

    • In 1872, The first Daisuke Kobayashi trained a
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  8. GINPO

    Our founder Sutematsu Kumamoto, who was a wholesaler of ceramics, opened a kiln with the aim of performing high-quality manufacturing. He created an original clay by selecting raw materials that satisfied his high standards and developed his own original glaze. This was the starting point of the philosophy of GINPO, a company that has continued to focus on product quality. The items manufactured have varied beyond just “Donabe” casserole pots, ranging from tableware to cosmetics bottles.

    • 1932
      The founder Sutematsu Kumamoto was a wholesaler of ceramics but had not come across any high-quality ceramics. As a goal to produce “high-quality manufactured goods” he founded Banko Shinko Yogyosho Limited, and began to mainly manufacture tableware,“Donabe”casserole pots and flower vases.
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  9. KYOYAKI-KIYOMIZUYAKI

    "Kyo-yaki" is a type of ceramic ware, and gradually spread around the foothills of Higashiyama in the context of the popularity of tea in the early Edo period. And "Kiyomizu-yaki" refers to ceramics made in Kiyomizu-dera Santo Gojozaka. At present, as long as the ceramics made in Kyoto are collectively referred to as "Kyoyaki・Kyomizu-yaki".

    "Kyo-yaki・Kiyomizu-yaki" does not have a specific style and technique, but is made by fusing all techniques together. As the capital of the time, Kyoto gathered materials and craftsmen selected from all over Japan, and the environment was unique. There are also temples, shrines, royal families, nobles, etc., which promoted the development of this culture.

    In the popular impression, Kyo-yaki is gorgeous, rich and exquisite. The style is elegant, and the paintings are as graceful as Japanese paintings. The

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  10. KUTANIYAKI

    • The Birth of KutaniYaki-Early Edo Period

    KutaniYaki was developed by Toshiji Maeda, the first lord of the Daisho-ji domain, in the mine development project. Porcelain clay was discovered accidentally in Kaga Kutani Village as a raw material, and he ordered his retainer Goto Saijiro along the Daisho Tera River during the Ming Dynasty The opening of the kiln lasted until the first year of Yuanlu. (This is based on a vase unearthed from the ancient Kutani kiln, with the inscription "June 26th, the first year of the Nanwu eight feudal feudal feudal dynasty, the first year of the Saming calendar, the Tamura Quanzuoweimen").

    Among them, the Kutani-yaki works produced in the second half of the 17th century are later called "Kutani-yaki", which means ancient Kutani-yaki.

    However, about 60 years after

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