Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Support of Japanese Artisans

Usuhari Graduated Straight Glass Set
These mouth-blown glasses are graduated in size and packaged as a glass-in-a-glass in a traditional Kiri wooden gift box for an elegant presentation. A perfect wedding gift!

The Usuhari line of glassware are mouth blown by master craftspeople in Tokyo, Japan. "Usu" means "very thin" and "hari" means "glass" in Japanese. Still Life will be ordering more design ware from Japan in support of our Japanese Artisans. Coming soon traditional Buddhist incense from Sakai !

Kai Un Koh : Premium Meditation Incense 
Baieido was founded in Sakai City, Japan in 1657.
This ancient Japanese incense formula contains a very dense aloeswood and is highly resinous. Kai Un Koh is made from sandalwood, aloeswood, borneol camphor, clove and other Chinese spices. The sticks are a unique thick square design.

Kai un koh is translated as "Opening the Door to Bring Good Fortune."
In the practices of meditation it has long been a goal to open the doorway back to our innate self. Buddhist Sutras refer to this as "knowing the self as it truly is."

"Spring" by Kentaro Izumi
oil on panel

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