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!