Thursday, 23 November 2017

Japanya's Recommended Posting Dates for Xmas 2017

Japanya will be posting out Christmas orders till 21st December 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Last Christmas our handmade origami crane earrings proved very popular.

Handmade Origami Crane Earrings  £8

The crane, fabled to have a life span of a thousand years, has long been regarded as a symbol of good fortune and longevity. Cranes are known to mate for life and therefore are considered symbols of fidelity. In recent years, the origami version of the crane has also become an international symbol of peace.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Owls as lucky charms in Japan

Owl ornaments on sale at Japanya
Owls in Japan are considered lucky possibly because the word for owl, FUKURO ふくろう, is similar to the Japanese word for luck 福 pronounced FUKU. In addition, FUKU is associated with protection against bad luck (as in fukurou 不苦労 meaning “not having hardship/trouble”). 

                                                                                                                       

Monday, 4 September 2017

Kimono Bags

Japanya Kimono Design Bags
We have added a selection of colourful kimono pouch bags to Japanya.  These bags are hand sewn from spare fabric left over from making cotton kimono and yukata.  They are compact but roomy enough for essentials such as your purse, keys and mobile phone!