Wir wünschen Ihnen fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten start ins neue Jahr!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We've been getting a lot of inquiries about the right-paw raising lucky cut "maneki-neko". Thank you for waiting, they've finally arrived from Tokoname, Japan! Available in two sizes, 15.5 cm and 23 cm, just like the left hand version.
Mystery of hands:
For your reference. Those raising the right hand invite money luck and those raising the left hand invite gentle people.
The vases of Kutani ware are small art objects. It looks perfectly classy just by placing it in a room with or without flowers. Enjoy a little special atmosphere with arranging flowers by stunning kutani vases!
Seki-Magoroku Premium sereis "Damascus"
Kitchen knives that pursues sharpness, comfort and a functional beauty design have just arrived on wafuu-honpo online shop.
The "Damascus Series" from Seki Magoroku Premium Line are feauturing multi-layered steel with a beautiful Damascus pattern that looks like ripples or wood grain. Kaijirushi's Damascus knives are reminiscent of the beautiful and sharp cut of a Japanese sword, and are highly regarded as a pioneer of Damascus knives in the market.
5 blade types:
Santoku AE5200 / blade length 165 mm
Gyuto AE5205 / blade length 210 mm
Petty AE5202 / blade length 120 mm
Nakiri AE5206 / blade length 165 mm
Pankiri AE5207 / blade length 240 mm
*All knifes have a double-sided edge
*The final carton has been just delivered at our office, finally!! This time it took a extremly long time to arrive....
It's almost the Christmas season, and the another lockdown has started in Europe..., how are you all doing?
In the meantime, we are pleased to announce the arrival information of a new & restocking products from Japan!! We hope these will be your Christmas gift option!
Now we are gradually uploading items. Please check them out!!
No.1) Coffee cup pair set "Yoshidaya" - Tipical Kutani ware design "Yoshidaya-style"
This elegant coffee cup set, adorned by beautiful camellia fowers over a warm porcelain foundation. The accompanying cherry blossom shaped plate is impressive in its own right and pairs perfectly.
*Coffee cup Pair set "Yoshidaya Camellia"
WHAT IS YOSHIDAYA-Style ? - 吉田屋風
KUTANI Yoshidaya Style:
This style uses the kiln in which Yoshidaya Denemon aimed to use it at revitalizing Kutani in 1824. It is a style that followed the painting style of Aode Kutani.
The style does not use red, but mainly uses four colors, blue (green), yellow, purple, iron blue and various patterns and small patties, filling the whole surface characterized by a solid feeling style.
No.2) Coffee cup "Hanazume" Popular Kutani design
The feminine "Hanazume" design (Golden Floral Drawing) are applied on the warm porcelain foundation. The beautiful flowers are trimmed in gold to make them shine even brighter. Enjoy your tea time in this gorgeous cup!
*Kutani Coffee cup & Saucer "Hanazume" gold floral
Premium sake serving set with a delicate golden floral design in Kutani "Hanazume" style.
Enjoy drinking sake with this gorgeous floral porcelain at your home bar!
WHAT IS HANAZUME ? - 花 詰
KUTANI Hanazume Style:
A traditional technique of Kutani ware "Hanazume" is a particular design to Kutani Ware. This style was introduced in 1913 by Shiro Mizuta, a skillful craftsman in Kanazawa. A flower decoration covers the entire surface, and outlines are painted in gold. This style is representative of gorgeous Kutani-ware.
Kutani ware "O-Jiizo-sama" Figurine with a gentle and meek expression.
2 models are available. Unique, hand-painted Kutani-ware.
👇Wearing the elegant black robe with flower pattern which drawn decoratively with three-dimensional painting "Mori" (盛), a painting technique of Kutani ware. (Hight ca. 9cm)
👇Small dots in blue are applied to the background to create a special texture, it is called "Aochibu" (靑粒) paiting technique in Kutani ware. And, the gold arabesque patterns are vividly drawn on it, giving it a luxurious look. (Hight about 13,5cm)
In addition to the Kyō/Kiyomizu ware matcha bowls, we have new one from Kutani ware in stock!
Tea Bowls are with variety of glaze and skillful hand-painting in Japanese tradition. They are of incomparable value as ornaments for display and admiration.
New kokeshi, the gorgeous lacquered kokeshi "yumeji - dreaming" (black) has arrived in our shop.
And, one of most popular creative kokeshi "haru no yume" has been restocked. They are available in two sizes. It would be grateful if you could put them with you as a "sisters" :- )
* URUSHI Lacker KOKESHI "yumeji - dreaming" (black) 16cm
* Creative Kokeshi "haru no yume" (15,5 cm and 19 cm)
The square cup "Masu" made of Japanese cypress is a traditional Japanese wooden cup. For those of you who are fans of Japanese cuisine and sake, are already familiar with it!
A lot of customers asked for a plain, unprinted one. So, we have this time two types of Masu cups, plain and with a logo of the classic Japanese letter.
MADE IN JAPAN:
Produced by a well-established manufacturer of kitchenware in Niigata Prefecture, a major produce area of cypress wood in Japan.
size: 85 × 85 × H. 56 mm (outside), approximately 180 ml.
The "ichi-go Masu", is the most common and standard sized masu cup.
● Plain Masu: without logo imprinted ● Logo Masu: with a Japanese letter by a branding stamp
#1) 寿 kotobuki : best wishes, congratulations
#2) 福寿 fukuju : good fortune & longevity
Gorgeous porcelain chopsticksrests by Kutani-ware.
Nowaday, Kutani is reigning to fame as the representative of Japanese pottery and is familiarly known as “JAPAN KUTANI” these days and it has attracted many fans all over the world.
Why not add it to your chopsticksrest collection?
This Christmas will be different from previous years.
You may not have met your family, friends, clients, business partners for weeks or months... That's why this year's event is going to be so important!
Here, wonderful new products arrived from Japan at just the right time, let us give you a nice gift idea for Christmas and New Year!
In 2021 is the Year of the Ox.
The Ox is the second of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese/Japanese zodiac related to the calendar.
By the way, the years of the Ox are 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021. It also makes a great birthday gift for person born in the Year of the Ox.
Wafuu-honpo online shop offers premium Ox figurines from Kutani-ware. These masterpieces are produced by the famous Kutaniyaki-kilns in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Although small in size, these are a gorgeous work of art with rich patterns hand-painted by Kutani craftsmen, one by one.
*KUTANI Zodiac Figurine OX, sitting on a treasure bag *KUTANI Zodiac Firugine OX "Fukuume" with plum blossom pattern
For displaying your favorite object!
Our new products, the Bento Boxes are a sturdy, easy to clean food transport item made of high quality plastic.
Available in single-tier or two-tier containers in a variety of colors for small to large capacities. Find one that fits your lifestyle perfectly.
And take them with you wherever you go - eating at home, at the office, or camping. Have a great lunch time!
Beautiful and ingenious Japanese chopstick cases comes with traditional natural wooden chopstick.
We also have a uniquely Japanese cutlery set with chopstick, a spoon, and a fork that fit perfectly in an elegant case.
Entirely made in Japan, produced in collaboration with Japanese manufacturers from three regions that are famous for their respective craft.
● Wooden chopsticks — from Wakasa, Fukui prefecture
● Stainless steel spoon and fork — from Tsubame Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture
● Case — from Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture
Mino ware | Stylish and functional soy sauce dispenser
White porcelain's soy sauce dispenser in handful-size from quality ceramic of Mino ware. It has a shiny, smooth texture that is unique to white porcelain. Stylish and functional design, add beauty to your dining table.
The 18,5 cm, a just hand fit sized ttongs are made of continuous bent bamboo and come with a spring of the same material. The exquisite elasticity of the U-shaped spring allows you to control the tips of the tongs so that you can grasp objects firmly and easily.
The inside tips of the tong are notched for a sure grip. It's perfect for picking sushi ginger, pickled vegetables, cheese or fruits.
The lightweight bamboo tongs 23cm are perfect for cooking, and serving appetizers or picking up tempura or vegetables from a platter. Simple in design, and a practical tool to grip item conveniently.
Just use the tongs in the same way as cooking chopsticks. (It shoud be much easier to handle than using chopsticks!)
For storage, it comes with a bamboo stopper.
Incense stick holder "asumi" with a retro-modern relief. Elegant shiny glass- brown grazed, Mino ware, Japan.
2 sizes are available on wafuu-honpo online shop.
Creative small bowls for appetizers, sauces, dessert...
"Amuse", the appetizer line from Miyama is contemporary and upscale with a variety of shapes and refined styles to add a touch of drama to your table settings and serving ware.
Small bowls made with the motif of nature's momentary art, such as the moment of water drops falls, the moment a bud blooms. These are the perfect bowls for sweet treats, bite-sized snacks, small servings of appetizers, dipping sauces and more. They are all mini size but have various characters in them and are suitable for table decorations.
Now available in 2 models - "drops" and "hana" - in wafuu-honpo online shop.
graceful Mizuhiki motif
Mizuhiki (水引) is a traditional Japanese knot art made from twisted paper. A Japanese company from Tsubame-sanjyo created the beautiful cutlery with the delicate knot motif by metalworking. Made of Tsubame-sanyo's quality stainless steel, gold plated, dishwasher safe.
Dessert Spoon & Fork pair set : Spoon 17 cm, Fork 17,5 cm ➡ SHOP
Cutlery rest : Available in two sizes, short 7 cm, and long 10,5 cm ➡ SHOP
A single dish like a painting palette draws a lots of idea.
"Isola" means "island" in Italian. This unique 13 x 9 cm squared plate has three different spaces. The three "islands" are small free spaces, suitable for a small dessert, antipasti, sauces, seasonings, butter, chopsticks, spoons, etc., for everyday use!
Modern designed pallet plate "isola" are manufactured in the traditional region of Mino ware, and has won the Japan Good Design Award in 2010. Now available small size in 3 colors - basic white, Oribe green, and candy brown - on wafuu-honpo online shop. The small size makes it attractive enough on aside of main dish!
🔸BYOUBU FOLDING SCREEN ⇒ SHOP
H.16 cm x 30 cm
"Botan-zu Fusuma" - Peonies
2-panel mini folding screens
H. 21 cm x 27 cm
"hanaguruma" - Flower cart
2-panel mini folding screens
H. 23 cm x 27 cm
"Cranes and Pine Tree"
2-panel mini folding screens
H.14 cm x 37 cm
"Birds and flowers, Autumn"
6-panel mini folding screens
H.23,5 cm x 47 cm
"Kakitsubata-zu-Byoubu" - Irises by Ogata Korin
4-panel mini folding screens
New addition to the FUROSHIKI "Aquadrop" series!
AQUA DROP series:
A convenient Outdoor and rainy day Furoshiki made of “water repellent processing”.
This wrapping repels water with its “water repellent coating” on the surface which will protect important bags and luggage from sudden rain. It can also be used as a simple leisure seat or table cloth.
When the water repellent effect weakens, simply apply an iron (medium temperature) and the water repellent effect will return.
Model: "Hime Musubi" designed by Adeline Klam:
New “Hime Musubi” is made in collaboratinon with a french designer Adeline Klam. A traditional motif with special unique color contrasts so that you can enjoy beautiful colors by wrapping!
Designer's profile: Adeline Klam
Adeline Klam was fascinated by Japanese Washi (traditional paper), and she has produced Yuzen paper by arranging Japanese traditional patterns to modern designs with her extraordinary color sense. She also produced and suggest handmade kits and interior objects using washi.
She opened her first shop “Adeline Klam” in Paris in 2009. People come to her store from all over Europe.
Her most well-known books are "l'origami comme par magie" and "LA BIBLE DU PAPIER".
regular model, Aquadrop Furoshiki "cats and birds" also restocked!
It's been awesomely hot days, how are you all doing?
We are glad to inform you that new products has been just delivered from Japan!!
First of all, we are very grateful for all the people who helped us... Thanks to the cooperation of them, we were able to get the goods in Germany safely!!
Well..., we are planning to add a new category for tea wares. Not only the must-have item "Matcha tea bowls", but also we offer other essentials or accessories, such as tea whisks and tea scoops.
We hope you will enjoy touching traditional Japanese tea world.
We will update the shop-page soon after product inspection and image shooting has done, so please wait a while. Also, lots of popular items are already restocked, please check it up on wafuu-honpo. online shop!
New products and restocking items are finally heading for Germany.
Fragile tableware are coming a lots this time. Hopefully all items will arrive safely. We'll inform you about update soon. Please check it up!
Tsuyu, Japan's annual rainy season, mainly takes place in the month of June. The continuous days of rain and grey skies might be depressing, this year even more under the impact of COVID 19...
But, let's have a look!
Hydrangea draws people despite rainy day. June 9, 2020, it seemed like the perfect day for viewing the stunning hydrangea flowers-filled on the street. My sister sent me some pictures from Tokyo after a very long while. She regularly sent me a picture of flowers and natural scenery, especially cherry blossoms every spring. But no flower pictures came from her this year, due to "stay at home!"...
Though Japan hasn't seen explosive infection rates, but we are worried still coronavirus Warnings. The Tokyo Summer Olympics would be delayed by up to a year. There will continue to be various restrictions and constraints and our lifestyle will also change...
However, bright green leaves soaking up the early summer sunshine as usual. The start of the summer is just around the corner! We hope, everyone will continue to have healthy and peaceful days, and will enjoy the coming sommer season!
at HAKUSAN Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Arita "Mamezara" - tiny plates in beautiful form -
Gladly introducing the new mamezara-plates from Arita's tableware.
The five new items produced by DENPEI Kiln have a unique shape and brilliant colors. It's small, but has a substantial presence, which will be a
decorative accent for your dinning table. All plates are hand crafted, hand painted and painstakingly kilned. Recommended using as a plate for soy sauce, seasoning, and also
ideal for chopstick rest.
In addition, they are stackable neatly. The patterns and shapes are a regardless of the season, so it is useful for decorating and everyday
Why not collecting your favorite one for your stylish food presentation?
[Manufacturer] DENPEI Kiln, Arita/ Saga, Japan
5 items :
◆ mamezara set "Rabbit in Arabesque Kimono" (SET of 2)
◆ mamezara set "Rabbit in Butterflies Kimono" (SET of 2)
◆ mamezara "Triple Flowers"
◆ mamezara set "Kinto'un -Nimbus Clouds" (SET of 2)
◆ mamezara set "Oteshozara - Rose on Origami" (SET of 2)
Handmade HARIKO "CATS" - warm and cozy decorative dolls
Original Hariko dools by hariko artist KIYOSHI AOKI from Nagano.
The process of making his cat has been almost same as traditional hariko dolls. Each figurine is hand created from a clay mold, and additionally, pasted on it multiple layers of washi paper that is teared into small pieces by hand. These are not colored into, and the pattern of the cat's body is expressed in the natural color of Japanese washi paper.
[Manufacturer] Hidamari Nora/ Nagano, Japan
There are 2 types of cats a bicolored and a calico, and each in 3 sizes about 31 cm, 23 cm and 14 cm tall. They looks similar at first glance, but if you look closely, there are slight differences in shape and expression. Each piece has a unique taste, and brings a warm and cozy atmosphere.
"OBI-TOTE" - a sturdy bag from a Judo wear manufacturer
TANEI is a Japanese company famous worldwide for martial arts uniforms. Released a large, practical bag "OBI-Tote" from the new brand "sasicco®" produced by Tanei.
The fabric of the bag uses the brand cotton "Mikawa Momen" which is made of the same material as high-class judo clothing. "OBI" means belt (Gürtel). The Judo black belt is attached to the bag handles and trims for reinforcement.
This simple design and lightweight bag, can be used in unisex and regardless of age, in various scenes such as business, travel and everyday.
[Manufacturer] TANEI Co., Ltd./ Aichi, Japan
bobbing head's red cow
Happy to introduce the cute and classy toy come from Fukushima!
”AKABEKO" is a local toy in the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture with the legendary red cow as a motif.
"AKABEKO" is displayed in almost every home in the Tohoku region.
It's like an old-fashioned doll whose head swaying humorously, but it has become popular again recently.
[Manufacturer] Nozawa Mingei/Fukushima, Japan
soy sauce small plates for sushi and sashimi eater
"FISH version" joins newly on online Shop! and, popular items "CAT version" are also on stock!
* FISH version * CATS version
[Manufacturer] ALTHA Co., Ltd. /Japan
螺鈿 "raden"- Japanese Traditional
The decorative craft created by setting iridescent parts of seashells like abalone, turban shells, and pearl oysters, which are shaved very thinly, into lacquerware.
1x Sake decanter and 1x cup set with Raden works,
an artistic design that combines JAPAN lacquer and glass.
Shells in cherry blossom motif are pasted manually, and applied them to the outside of the glass-bottom which are coated the Japanese lacquer.
When sake or spirit is poured, the liquid reflects on the glass and its brightness spreads out like a kaleidoscope.
[Manufacturer] AMANOSHIKKI Co., Ltd./Toyama, Japan
● Art.-A) Vermilion-Red, gold ● Art.-B) Black, gold
Perfect for Ramen eater !!
Attractive Japanese donburi bowls
are newly produced by ALTHA Co.
refers to ramen noodles,
to rice, and
means bowl, it is in literally used for both ramen and rice dishes.
The round and deep ceramic large bowls.
Each one is decorated with a motif inspired by classic Asian design.
microwave-safe / Dishwasher-safe
[Manufacturer] ALTHA Japan
[ color & motif ]
● red & Dragon (龍) ● blue & Karako (唐子) ● yellow & Phoenix ( 鳳凰)
New products from "Tokyo gift show 2020 spring" has been just arrived to our office in Germany!
All items will be updated on our shop-page soon after product inspection and image shooting has done, please wait a while.
Also, lots of popular items are restocked, please check it up on wafuu-honpo online shop!
Our regular item in summer, handmade Tatami sandals are in online shop.
Toe-Thongs in blue, pattern of "Asanoha", "Karakusa", and new "Seigaiha" in 2020.
Add the best item for your summer outfits!
go to shop ⇒ Tatami Sandal
* Asanoha 麻の葉 *Karakusa 唐草 * Karakusa 青海波 -new!-
“Katana Letter Opener” is a paper knife with a Japanese sword "katana" motif. It is a commodity made with
particular attention to detail. Quality of its sharpness is amazing since it is handmade by experienced craftsmen in Seki city, Gifu Prefecture which renowned for its samurai sword-making
Besides using as the letter opener, it is a good looking decoration that feel a sense of fun!
◆ KATANA Letter Opener with doble sword stand ⇒ go to SHOP
● Model No. 1) Kondo Isami ● Model No. 2) Okita Souji ● Model No. 3) Saitou Hajime
two-tiered display stand allowing you to keep the sword sheathed or place the scabbard on a different level of the rack so that you can admire the naked blade as well.
◆ KATANA Letter Opener with single sword stand (upright standing) ⇒ go to SHOP
● Model No. 4) Oda Nobunaga
* motif is Oda Nobunaga's beloved sword "Heshikiri-Hasebe". ( ↑ the signature "圧切長谷部" printed on the blade.)
vom 3. bis 17. Februar 2020, wird unser Online-Shop geschlossen sein.
Alle Aufträge und Anfragen während dieser Zeit werden am 18. Februar 2020 umgehend bearbeitet.
Wir bitten um Verständnis.
From February 3, to 17, 2020, we will close our Online-Shop.
All your order and inquiries during this period will be proceeded on February 18, 2020.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by our absence.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
May your 2020 be filled with love and happiness!
FROHES NEUES JAHR!
Wir möchten Ihnen ganz von Herzen ein glückliches und schönes Jahr 2020 wünschen!
2020 is year of the RAT!
Years of the rat include 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.
The rat occupies the 1st position in the zodiac, after the Pig, and before the Ox.