Our Stylish Japanese Spectacle Cases

Having taken a call from a customer this morning requesting further information about our Japanese Spectacle Cases, I thought I’d take the opportunity elaborate on them in my Blog! Apparently spectacles first appeared in Italy around 1260 and were initially designed to help the elderly to read. The reading glasses were extremely popular but there …

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The Story of the Traditional Kimono

The kimono is a traditional and extremely valuable garment worn by Japanese women. However, in these modern times the Japanese kimono has developed a universal appeal and is commonly seen worn by woman all around the world for both everyday wear and on formal occasions. The style, colour and fabric of vintage kimono was extremely …

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Valentine’s Day Gifts: Japanese Gifts Ideas for Valentines

Although Christmas has come and gone, the next one will be here before you know it, so what better time to start looking for that next special gift for that special someone than right now! Japanese gifts are becoming more and more popular and are naturally eye-catching and rich in oriental culture. As a whole, …

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Meeting the Boss

Osamu (Sam) Odajima arrived at the hotel, made a brief introduction and suggested (but in a manner that you wouldn’t disagree with) that we go for lunch. He was early fifties, average height and build, jet black hair, of course, and walked very upright and purposefully to the restaurant. It was a Sunday and whilst …

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