Tremendous trip to Japan!
I've just returned from a tremendous trip to Japan.
How is it that every time I visit this wonderful country, something magical happens?
I met the most wonderful people. I was shown extraordinary kindness. I learned about tea ceremony, and the incredibly skilful Nishijin-ori weaving tradition. I learned more about furoshiki tying, and saw furoshiki being used in traditional settings: wrapping belongings at a temple; wrapping costumes at a matsuri. I ate the most wonderful food: the restaurant in Gion was incredibly special. I had the opportunity to play a simple game with a sweet maiko. I visited beautiful gardens and temples and shrines, and drank bowls and bowls of matcha!
Every time I visit Kyoto it digs deeper into my heart. That is why I feel extraordinarily lucky to be able to support these incredible artisans, and bring these wonderful products to England to share with you. Thank you, for all of your support!
Do watch the video below, to see how beautiful our 70cm furoshiki look gift-wrapping a present <3
Isn't the camellia flower pretty!