Thursday, July 9, 2009

Japanese Egg Molds

We've got a lot of new items coming in this summer, including the latest Japanese food trend- these adorable egg molds! ETA July 20th.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Shipment!

We're now getting in shipments about once every two weeks. Our latest brought in a great line of deep sea blue Japanese porcelain, embossed with dragonflies. Giftboxed tea sets, sushi sets, sake and mug sets just in time for Christmas!

Our chefs were raving about our new Japanese Ceramic knives so we had to try it for ourselves! The verdict? It makes sashimi prep effortless (skinning & deboning). We also tried cutting a variety of things, and the biggest surprise was how well it cuts Tomato (like butter). Goodbye serated knife!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Favourite Things

We know it's been an incredibly long time since we've posted a blog, but I had to highlight some of our favourite things that have been coming in this spring and summer.

Sage Tea Set with Birds $30.00 Absolutely gorgeous cast iron teapot with brushed gold & red lid. $70 SRP
Beautiful black cast iron kettle with bamboo leaf lid.

We love these reversible Made in Japan chic green bags! $45ea.
We sell a lot of wonderful Japanese mandolins... but this is the first one we carried which the handle turns into a juicer!
How cute would these teapot shaped tea bag holders be for a bridal shower? Only $2ea SRP.
We also got in a huge assortment of Japanese cups, all beautifully glazed.
We also brought in traditional lacquer Japanese rice boxes, which would be great as decor on a console or mantle. $47 SRP.

A fine example of Japanese pottery: my new favourite bowl with gorgeous matte and glossy glazed blue grey, alabaster and chocolate colours. This stunning bowl is only $16SRP (6.5"d deep bowl)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Little Tokyo

If you've ever been to Kensington Market in Toronto, you'll have for sure noticed a quaint Japanese grocery store named Little Tokyo. Ken, the store owner in his twenties has decided to move on from retailing and embark on other things. Through the years, Ken has become a very good and valued friend of ours, and his passion for business has always shined through. We wish you best of luck Ken and we know you will find success in any venture!
Visit Little Tokyo at 199 Augusta Ave for their closing sale. Ken is also looking to sell his refridgeration equipment and has thousands Japanese books and items for sale. Call 416-921-1328 for more info.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Camellia Tea Rooms

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Lyn Cragg of Camellia Teas of Ottawa. After going to Japan, Rebecca brought back her passion for the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. She and her husband constructed three authentic tea rooms on their property and now host private and public tea ceremonies, seminars and retreats. If you're ever in the Ottawa area you absolutely have to plan a visit!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Shipment!

We are all IN LOVE with the items from our new shipment. My personal favourite- these delicious wasabi green porcelain dishes with indigo blossoms and cherry blossom chopsticks. It reminds me that spring is around the corner during these bleary winter months and storms.Another new favourite- these Japanese bowls that have been glazed individually with such care to reflect nature. I'm reminded of moss, stone, indigo pacific waters and parsnip vegetables.

When we all opened this new Japanese knife, we all gasped because it was so beautiful! Firstly, it showcases beautiful Japanese packaging in this glimmering gold box, lined with rice paper. Secondly, the beauty of the craftmanship on the knife is stunning.This is going to be another new favourite- this brushed gold finished lidded tin canister from Japan. This is going to be a great tin for tea shops and households that want to add their own labels on a high quality tin.
We have never had a cooler knife. Literally! This new Pro-M Japanese knife was made from ice hardened molybdenum stainless steel, making it razor sharp yet extra strong.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Melamine Shipment!

Go ahead- do a double take! We did too. You're actually looking at some of our new Taiwanese melamine dishes from our latest shipment, which wont break even if you drop it on the floor! It can even withstand temperatures between +120ºC and -30ºC.