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We're loving this Cape Town rain, it makes you want to go outside and start winter pruning. Bottom left is a very special item for any lefty gardeners out there. It's a left-handed 200mm Tobisho A-type secateurs, hand forged in even more limited quantities than the other models. Tobisho is a 200-year old, 8th generation business, based in Yamagata Prefecture, with the last three generations specialising in exquisitely crafted, durable secateurs, snips and shears. We have only one of these available, but many more right-handed options. If you are interested, DM or email us.
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Our range of Kakuri woodworking tools includes two types of chisel sets - the Akagashi 6-piece set with high carbon vanadium-alloyed steel blades and Japanese red oak handles, protected in a canvas roll (pics 1-2), and the Tanryu 6 or 8-piece set with laminated and patterned Blue Paper Steel blades, Japanese red oak handles and steel ferrules in a paulownia wooden box (pics 3-4). The GIKOH ryoba saw (pics 5-6) is double-edged for either crosscut or ripcut. All our Kakuri saws have removable blades that you can easily replace or change according to need. Available online, or feel free to contact us if you are interested in single chisels, or have questions.
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Some more where WA (和) meets ZA. With Cape Town as backdrop, we spent a stimulating morning with @yo_murofushi of And Africa discussing Southern Africa and Japan SME business relationships and opportunities. We are looking forward to what the future holds!
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It's a windy day in Vredehoek, but inside all is well. This handmade washi flower vase by @wacca_paper includes five glass vials for water, to place any selection of single stem plants in. It is carefully wrapped and boxed and ships anywhere in South Africa. Available at www.wazashop.co.za
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Not too bad for a Sunday office. We have been hard at work updating the online shop and ensuring all products are sorted and ready to ship. There will be even more daily updates across all shop categories: MAKE / GROW / WORK / COOK / EAT. Deliveries are door-to-door within 72 hours over week days across South Africa. Email or DM us if you have any questions or requests.
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Searching for a photo for @wazashop_za, I found this, taken by @10violetstreet. I was enjoying the last serving of warm amazake at Shimogamo Jinja in Kyoto on 5 January 2018. #japan #japantravel #wazashop #shimogamojinja #kyoto #wazainjapan2018 #amazake

Listening to the piano-driven songs of Takako Tate in the car this morning took us back to her live show exactly three months ago in Kyoto, accompanied by Mellow Ashida's live drawings (pic 4). It was a day spent exploring Kyoto's streets and visiting the workshop of Motoyama Tatami (pic 3) with @mitsuru_tatami. The best part of this job is the job - thinking of Japan and dealing with our business partners every day :-). Have a good weekend!
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Snapshots from a lovely dinner at @tjingtjingbar Torii, just in time before it briefly closes for an exciting renovation that promises a lot for Japanese foodies in Cape Town!
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If you are looking for a natural, distinctly Japanese air freshener, these DEO-GRASS air fresheners were very popular at the recent Japan Day event and are now available from our online shop. Made from igusa, the rush used for tatami mats, they are perfect for any room in the house, at your desk or the office, or in the car at 6.5 cm x 10cm rolled. Igusa absorbs compounds like formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide and it contains phytoncides which emit a natural, grassy fragrance. The WA range (pictured) are covered with traditional Japanese images on paper sleeves and the YO range have white paper sleeves with contemporary floral and botanical designs. DEO-GRASS can be used as is, the sleeves can be removed, or the small matt can be rolled out.
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When you buy iron TAjiKA branch & root shears you know they were made by a team of two: 3rd and 4th generation scissor makers, Takeo and Daisuke Tajika. At first glance they might look the same, but each pair is made by hand and therefore unique. They are designed for cutting roots or thicker branches when doing bonsai, or for general small pruning jobs. TAjiKA branch & root shears cost R1,500 and will be available exclusively from our online shop on 1 April.
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We have some brand new tatami yoga mats in stock by @ikehiko_japan (est. 1886), based in Fukuoka Prefecture. Woven from moisture-absorbing igusa (Japanese rush), tatami is known for its relaxing effect thanks to the emittance of phytoncides - antimicrobial organic compounds - which give it its natural smell. We will have three designs available on 1 April through the online shop, including this 'Sakura-Fuji' design. The size is 180 x 60cm with a 4mm non-slip PVC backing. It rolls up tight to carry wherever you want to unwind.
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In January we visited Noto Nenshouki Kogyo, the 5th generation family business who still manufactures hand-cut shichirin charcoal stoves the traditional way from 12 million year old diatomaceous earth. The first in a range are now available, along with some rare Kishu binchōtan, widely regarded as possibly the best charcoal you can cook with, and ideal for shichirin. Binchōtan is made from Ubame oak, fired under oxygen deprived conditions to retain the carbon and cooled down with a mixture of sand and ash, giving it its distinctive white-gray look. It maintains a constant heat for a long time and can be reused. Combine this with a Hikimoto charcoal starter pot and a persimmon coated Kutami Shibu Uchiwa paper fan and you've got yourself a serious Japanese charcoal cooking kit! We are hard at work updating the online shop with these and other items, but if you cannot wait, DM or email us at info@wazashop.co.za.
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In January we were introduced to Yoshiki Tsukamoto: filament designer, antique dealer and part-time rice farmer. SKURO kuromai 'black' rice is organically grown on his small family farm outside Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Its distinct purple hue is due to anthocyanins, the antioxidant that is the source of colour in blueberries, aubergines and red cabbage. To cook, add one tablespoon per cup of white or brown rice. The kuromai adds nutrients and gives the finished rice a beautiful pink/purple colour. Available online now in 100g, 200g and 400g packets.
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Thank you new and old friends for saying hi at Japan Day 2018! We thoroughly enjoyed the day and meeting so many new people. As promised, we will be busy uploading new products to the online shop over the next two weeks, so watch this space!
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The Tadafusa Hocho Kobo range of knives is a collaboration with industrial designer Fumie Shibata, winner of the Mainichi Design Award, the Good Design Gold Award, the JCD Grand Award, the iF Gold Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Since 2015, she is also Vice Chair of the Good Design Award Committee. Their layered blades have an SLD core with a stainless outer and the chestnut handles are carbonised using a patented smoking process, which enhances their anti-bacterial properties. To get hold of these knives outside of Japan, you stand in a global queue, and we are excited to announce that the first half of our order placed last year arrived just in time for Japan Day 2018 on 17 March at the Oude Libertas Slow Market. We have in stock the petty, santoku, gyuto and bread knife in this range. We also received new stock of our most popular gyuto and hiraki knives, as well as limited stock of a few unique knives, like the beautiful 240mm Sujihiki pictured far right in pic 3.
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Let's focus on the small things for this Japan Day 2018 reminder. Be sure to look carefully on our table for many hidden gems and gifts this Saturday at the Oude Libertas Slow Market. Handmade needles, washi, individual ceramic pieces and more. Tomorrow: some big things to expect.
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The countdown begins: five sleeps until Japan Day 2018 - Centenary Edition. We are busy preparing displays, packing stock, and in the next few days we will receive brand new products! Catch us on 17 March at Oude Libertas Slow Market.
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These stunning Tsugaru Vidro hand blown glass saké sets just arrived in Cape Town. Made in Aomori Prefecture, they can be chilled or heated in water, since drinking saké is all about the variety and the optimal temperature. Did you know there are up to 10 different named temperatures at which you can heat saké, if you like it warmed? We used a special saké thermometer (available soon) and settled on nurukan (ぬる燗) - about 40°C - which works well for a pure rice, full-bodied Junmai like the one by Imayotsukasa in Niigata. As we always say, we don't stock what we wouldn't use ourselves :-) Cups come in sets of three and carafes can be bought separately.
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If you had to draw a Venn diagram to illustrate your love of beer, cats and Japanese craftsmanship, these glasses would be at the centre. Each set of three distinctly shaped "Edo neko" craft beer glasses is decorated with cats drawn by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), one of Japan's great masters of ukiyo-e style woodblock prints. They are tasting size (240-280ml), individually wrapped and packaged in a custom wooden box, and will be available at Japan Day 2018 and soon online.
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Stocktake Sunday means spinning some Japanese pressing records from the 1960s onward and opening the trapdoor to the hidden WAZA treasure room. You marvel at the simple beauty of pumpkin scissors and you try and see through the eyes of handmade needles.
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