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Mallet of Luck

  2020-01-16

<Mallet of Luck>

In each year, the Japanese zodiac has a symbolic animal, and 2020 is a year of Rat.
Today, we will introduce the traditional artwork related to Rat.
Mallet of Luck is one of the belongings of Daikoku, a god from the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.
Rat is also known as a messenger of Daikoku, which means this artwork is made out to bring good fortune.
The pattern of Mokume Gane is perfectly complementing other ornaments and harmonizing the whole piece.

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Tsuba of Mokume Gane

  2019-12-13

<Tsuba of Mokume Gane>

In our Ginza store, we are displaying a tsuba made out of Mokume Gane.
This simple and typical small blade tsuba seems to scream out that this is indeed mokume-gane.
The pattern is very bold, and the rich appearance makes for an impression of freshness.

The rim has been forged, making for elegant mimi that combines both uchikaeshi(rolling) and sukinokoshi(raising). The thickness of the plate differs between the surface of the mimi and the interior, and the effort made in the manufacture is clear.

We believe that it is very important to convey Japanese traditional culture to the world.
Please take a look at the interiors when you arrive at the store.

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Dark, winter clouds are all over the sky

  2019-12-11

<Dark, winter clouds are all over the sky>

The 72Ko on December 10th is the 61st Ko “Dark, winter clouds are all over the sky.”
Even the clouds became grayish, the bright gold of the ginkgo trees at the shrine near to our factory are beautifully coloring the winter sky.

In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72Ko) which was made by dividing 12 seasons into 24 sub-seasons, and then splitting into three to give a total of 72 Ko, each lasting for about five days.
The calendar here marks the seasonal cycle of the natural world by allocating a series of evocative names to the different stages of the year, to illustrate the ever-changing beautiful landscape in Japan.

To cherish each moment in the changing seasons, Mokumeganeya will introduce the beautiful flowers and events in each season. Please enjoy the change of season with us.

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Goyomatsu (Japanese white pine)

  2019-12-06

<Goyomatsu (Japanese white pine)>

This is a Bonsai of Goyomatsu (Japanese white pine) which was displayed in our Omotesando store.
“Go” means five, “yo” means leaf, and “matsu” means pine tree in Japanese.
Goyomatsu has its name because each twig has five leaves, but in different Kanji, “goyo” means business, and “matsu” means wait.
For this reason, the merchant had believed that Goyomatsu had special luck in business success, so they used to display it in New Year’s Day.

At our Omotesando store, there is a Bonsai which you can feel the change of the season, and it is switched every week.
Please take your time to watch the beautiful Bonsai when you come to our Omotesando store.

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The north winds blow leaves from the trees

  2019-12-02

<The north winds blow leaves from the trees>

In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72Ko) which was made by dividing 12 seasons into 24 sub-seasons, and then splitting into three to give a total of 72 Ko, each lasting for about five days.
The calendar here marks the seasonal cycle of the natural world by allocating a series of evocative names to the different stages of the year, to illustrate the ever-changing beautiful landscape in Japan.

The 72Ko on November 27th is the 59th Ko
“The north winds blow leaves from the trees.”
In Japan, Tokyo felt its first “Kogarashi”, the first wintry wind this month and there has been a sudden drop in temperatures.
It seems that winter has begun. Take good care of yourself when the seasons change.

To cherish each moment in the changing seasons, Mokumeganeya will introduce the beautiful flowers and events in each season. Please enjoy the change of season with us.

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Rouya-Gaki(Japanese persimmon)

  2019-11-15

<Rouya-Gaki (Japanese persimmon)>

This is a Bonsai of Rouya-Gaki (Japanese persimmon) which was displayed in our Omotesando store.
The fruit of Rouya-Gaki will change its color one by one from the soft yellow to bright red, so it has beautiful gradations during the growth process.

At our Omotesando store, there is a Bonsai which you can feel the change of the season, and it is switched every week.
Please take your time to watch the beautiful Bonsai when you come to our Omotesando store.

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Wari-Kogai

  2019-11-15

<Wari-Kogai>

A Wari-Kogai with an inlaid mokume-gane checkered pattern.
The Kogai was used to dress hair, and it was also used as sword fittings.

Since we believe that it is very important to convey Japanese traditional culture to the world,
Mokumeganeya will introduce the Japanese antiques and artworks made with Mokume Gane.

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Sasanqua Flowers Bloom

  2019-11-13

<Sasanqua Flowers Bloom>

In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72Ko) which was made by dividing 12 seasons into 24 sub-seasons, and then splitting into three to give a total of 72 Ko, each lasting for about five days.
The calendar here marks the seasonal cycle of the natural world by allocating a series of evocative names to the different stages of the year, to illustrate the ever-changing beautiful landscape in Japan.

The 72Ko on November 11th is the 55th Ko “Sasanqua flowers bloom.”
Sasanqua flowers bloom while other flowers starts to wither, so it has a flower language of “Single-minded” and “Power to overcome difficulties”.
It seems that winter has begun. Take good care of yourself when the seasons change.

To cherish each moment in the changing seasons, Mokumeganeya will introduce the beautiful flowers and events in each season. Please enjoy the change of season with us.

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Ginkgo

  2019-11-08

<Ginkgo>

The Bonsai of Ginkgo at our Omotesando store will make you feel the arrival of autumn.
Ginkgo has a long lifetime, and has strong power to grow towards the sky, so Ginkgo has a flower language of “Solemnity” and “Longevity”.
For this reason, people in Japan believed that Ginkgo has the power to protect the building from fire, and used Ginkgo for the architecture very often in the old days.

At our Omotesando store, there is a Bonsai which you can feel the change of the season, and it is switched every week.
Please take your time to watch the beautiful Bonsai when you come to our Omotesando store.

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Leaves turn red and yellow

  2019-11-05

<Leaves turn red and yellow>

In ancient Japan, people used 72 micro season calendar (72Ko) which was made by dividing 12 seasons into 24 sub-seasons, and then splitting into three to give a total of 72 Ko, each lasting for about five days.
The calendar here marks the seasonal cycle of the natural world by allocating a series of evocative names to the different stages of the year, to illustrate the ever-changing beautiful landscape in Japan.

The 72Ko on November 2nd is the 54th Ko “Leaves turn red and yellow.”
During the Heian period in Japan (794~1185), the nobilities used to express the beauty of autumn leaves with Waka, the Japanese traditional poem in 31syllables, and compete for their sense of art.
As you can see, the autumn leaves were very popular among Japanese people from ancient times.

To cherish each moment in the changing seasons, Mokumeganeya will introduce you the beautiful flowers and events in each season. Please enjoy the change of season with us.

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