Japan Style


Decoration of Shrine Architecture

  2019-07-10

<Decoration of Shrine Architecture>

The old wood materials which we are exhibiting in Ginza store are used as components that maintained the roof on shrine.

To protect the building from fire, they carved wave patterns to the wood materials to symbolized the water, and placed it on the roof so the shrine itself will be blessed.

We believe that it is very important to convey Japanese traditional culture and traditional technique to the world.
Please have a look at our interiors when you come to our store.

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“Rokuyou”

  2019-07-10

<“Rokuyou”>

This is “Rokuyou”, a decoration of Japanese traditional shrine.
People placed this on the roof so the shrine it self will be blessed and be protected from fire.

We believe that it is very important to convey Japanese traditional culture to the world.
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“Obidome”

  2019-07-10

<“Obidome”>

This is an asari clam shaped “Obidome” created by Sounyusai Yoshida in the late Meiji period.
He was an apprentice of Masayuki Yoshida, the professor of the department of hammering at Tokyo University of the Arts.

“Obidome” is women’s accessory worn around the Obi.
The wavering Mokume Gane patterns reminds us of the state of water reflection on asari clam.

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

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Language of Hydrangea

  2019-07-10

<Language of Hydrangea>

The language of Hydrangea is “family”, due to the flowers that are gathered in spherical shape, which reminds us of our families who are accepting each other and living happily together.

To cherish the Japanese traditional culture, Mokumeganeya will introduce you the beautiful flowers and events in each season.
Let’s enjoy the change of season with us.

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A Break in the Rainy Season

  2019-07-10

<A Break in the Rainy Season>

Recently, a break in the rainy season has become, which is very comfortable climate to live.
The flower of Hydrangea at the shrine near to our workshop are still blooming beautifully.

To cherish each moments 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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Gujyou Odori

  2019-07-10

<Gujyou Odori>

We saw “Gujyou Odori” near the place from our workshop at Omotesando the other day. Gujyou Odori is a traditional Japanese Bon dance originated in Gifu prefecture, which You can see in the summer.
It was beautiful to see the living Japanese tradition in the center of the city.

To cherish the Japanese traditional culture, Mokumeganeya will introduce you the beautiful flowers and events in each season.
Let’s enjoy the change of season with us.

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Bonsai of Japanese Ivy

  2019-07-10

<Bonsai of Japanese Ivy>

The Bonsai of Japanese ivy at our Omotesando store will make you feel the arrival of early summer. The texture of the bark and the vivid color of the leaves are very fascinating.

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 shore.

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Haisen (Cup Washer)

  2019-07-10

<Haisen (Cup Washer)>

This is a cup washer named “Haisen”, which was used in the late Edo to Meiji period in Japan.

At that time, people shared a single cup to drink sake during the drinking party to deepen their friendship. Therefore, people used water in Haisen to wash the cup during the drinking party.

The flower and butterfly are beautifully depicted on it. The butterfly has meanings of “wishes to live long life”, “rebirth”, and “immortality”. We believe that it is very important to convey Japanese traditional culture to the world.

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Cup Made of Pure Silver

  2019-07-10

<Cup Made of Pure Silver>

Pure silver is used for the inside of the cup, and mokume gane that is made from the layers of silver, shakudo, and copper, is used for the outside of the cup.

The cup looks very small, but it has weight.

In Europe, silver was often used as a material for the cup because the cup will directly touch inside of the mouth. This cup is also made of silver and mokume gane are complementing it beautiness.

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Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

  2019-07-10

<Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)>

The weather gets more spring like in Japan and Sakura (cherry blossoms) near the workshop are starting to bloom. Sakura is used as a Mokumeganeya company symbol and also our rings include “Sakura-Ichirin” using Sakura as a motif. It makes us think that we cherish beautiful Sakura and Japanese soul as strong as ever.

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