These Dessert Inspired Bath Items by Sweets Maison Look Good Enough to Eat
19.February.2021 | FASHION
Sweets Maison has released a new collection of bath gift items perfect for those cold winter days.
Sweets Maison is known for its patisserie showcase of dessert and sweets-inspired items. This time, they have whipped up a new collection of bath items that look and smell like the real thing from macaron bath bombs to chocolate bath salts and more.
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Macaron Fizz Bath Gift – Left: Floral Mix / Right: Fruity Mix | ¥1,400
These bath bombs are made to look like macarons and come with two each of either the floral or fruity mix. Their sweet and gentle scents are perfect for indulging in for either yourself or someone special.
Spoon Chocolate Fizz & Cafe Tea Bath Salt Set – Left: Candy Mix / Fruity Mix | ¥1,000
Enjoy soaking in some sweet-smelling bath salts that are contained inside cute pastel-coloured coffee cups.
Cream Tart Fizz 3 Piece Set – Top: Sweet Mix / Bottom: Elegant Mix | ¥1,000
A collection of cute and romantic bath fizzes made to look like colourful cream tarts. The Sweet Mix includes cherry mousse, berry tart, and fruity chiffon fragrances while the elegant mix picks are vanilla soufflé, tea sparkle, and pear jasmine scented.
Treat your hardworking self or significant other to some well-deserved luxury bath time with Sweets Maison’s new gift set collection.
Sweets Maison Gift Set
Official Website: https://www.ec-nol.jp/
Take a Luxurious Japanese Bath Just Like at the Old School Public Bath House Kosugi-yu
02.February.2021 | FASHION
Kosugi-yu is a long-standing public bath house located in Koenji, Tokyo. Now people have the chance to bathe as luxuriously as at the bath house itself with the release of the Kosugi-yu Milk Bath, now available online in Japan.
Kosugi-yu Milk Bath | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
First opened in 1933, the famous Kosugi-yu was registered as a tangible cultural property of Japan in January of this year. Part of the proceeds made from the bath product will go towards supporting the maintenance of Kosugi-yu.
Mixing the milk into the bath creates a bathing experience like no other that leaves skin feeling silky smooth. It can be used by both children and adults.
Barbapapa x Maison de FLEUR Collaboration Includes Bags, Pencil Cases and More
06.August.2020 | FASHION
Maison de FLEUR, a brand developed by Stripe International Inc., is teaming up with the popular children’s book Barbapapa—which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year—by releasing a special selection of collaborative items online at STRIPE CLUB on August 7 and at Maison de FLEUR stores in Japan on August 8.
Barbapapa is a children’s picture book by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor which was released in 1970. The main characters of the book are the colourful Barbapapa family who are known for their ability to shapeshift.
The collaboration sees the Barbapapa family transform into three different Maison de FLEUR products which are inspired by “family love,” a theme central to Barbapapa.
Frilly Handle Tote Bags | ¥4,290 (Before Tax)
Barbapapa, Barbamama, and Barbabelle have turned into tote bags with frilly handles – a popular product from Maison de FLEUR.
Pencil Cases | ¥3,590 (Before Tax)
This time, Barbapapa and Barbapapa are joined by the three sisters: Barbalala, Barbalib, and Barbabelle.
Barbapapa Multi-Use Case | ¥3,590 (Before Tax)バ
This case features illustrations taken from the picture book Barbapapa’s Present of Santa Claus handing out presents tot he kids.
Loosen Up Your Mind and Body With SHIRO’s New Fragrance Bath Oils
04.June.2020 | FASHION
SHIRO is releasing three new bath oils as part of its Fragrance series which serve to loosen up your mind and body. The oils are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing bath time and protect against dryness during Japan’s rainy season, keeping skin nice and moisturised.
Bath Oils: ¥3,800 (Before Tax)
There are three fragrances to choose from: “Soap” which envelops you in fresh fruits, “White Lily” which has a sophisticated floral scent, and the refreshing and relaxing “White Tea.”
The oils are mixed with sunflower oil and unrefined shea butter from Ghana to leave your skin feeling completely smooth and moisturised after your bath. If you’re looking for some simple yet effective body care, then you can’t go wrong by winding down from the stress of the day with these oils.
Release Date: June 11, 2020
Available: SHIRO Online Store / SHIRO branches in Japan
SHIRO Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
6 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Japan | MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON
Mother’s Day is set to fall on May 10 in numerous countries around the world, including Japan. A lot of people are unable to return home in the current climate, so we’ve compiled a list of perfect gifts to send mothers this year.
1: Japanese Candy Coloured Ink @ GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS
This new collection of ink was made in collaboration with Kyoto-based stationery maker Tag Stationery. The array of colours are inspired by traditional Japanese wagashi confections from the Edo Period. They have a spring aesthetic to them and so are the perfect choice for writing a letter or card to your mother this Mother’s Day.
GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS “Edo Confection Ink”
Release Date: May 1, 2020
T-SITE SHOPPING: https://bit.ly/2K5BET5
2: SHIRO “Hand Freshener 80” Hand Mist
Japanese cosmetic brand SHIRO recently released its new “Hand Refreshing Series” of hand sanitisers that both clean and keep hands moisturised. Their new product Hand Refreshener 80 is a hand mist and comes in two fragrances: “Chakrasana,” is an original blend of fresh orange, spicy cloves, and geraniums, and “Sabon” which has a fresh soapy smell.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/314729
SHIRO Hand Refreshing Series
Official Website: https://shiro-shiro.jp/
３：My Neighbor Totoro Mother’s Day Gift Set by Donguri Kyowakoku
The My Neighbor Totoro corn gift set is a hugely popular item sold in Japan for Mother’s Day and is now available again this year at Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan and on the Sora no Ue online shop. It’s inspired by the corn that Mei picks for her hospitalised mother in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. Wrapped inside is a lunch bag and handkerchief with illustrations of a lively Totoro and fresh vegetables.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/309219
Donguri Kyowakoku Branch List: http://benelic.com/donguri/list.php
Donguri Kyowakoku Sora no Ue Online Shop: http://www.donguri-sora.com
For many of us, our time indoors has increased. The Ippukubox is a matcha making set which comes with everything you need to make authentic Japanese matcha at home. It comes with all the necessary gear for making matcha: a chawan cup, chasen tea whisk, chashaku teaspoon, and a natsume tea caddy for preserving your matcha. This is a great gift to treat your mother to so she can sit back and relax with a cup of hot matcha!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/316213
5: ORBIS RELEASE By Touch Series
The new RELEASE By Touch series by ORBIS is a line of hair care items, including a shampoo that cares for both the hair and scalp. A perfect gift for maximum relaxation at home during bath time.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/318125
RELEASE By Touch Series
Official Website: https://www.orbis.co.jp/
6: The Number One Gift: Home Cafe
Since we can’t go out and enjoy ourselves at a cafe during these times, why not bring the cafe experience indoors? If you’re living at home with your mother, then why not treat her to a homemade dessert or drink? Check out the recipes below if you need some inspiration.
We pray for amazing Mother’s Days for all mothers around the world on May 10, 2020.
Make Bath Time Even More Special With the New Hair and Body Series From ORBIS
01.May.2020 | FASHION
ORBIS released its new “RELEASE By Touch” series of hair and body products on April 23, 2020.
Since the company’s establishment, ORBIS has striven to bring out the full potential of the skin’s power. Its brand message is “making comfort beautiful.” Their Touch series invites people to love their hair and body by touching and caring for it, leading them to a relaxing, comfortable time.
RELEASE By Touch Shampoo / RELEASE By Touch Conditioner – ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
The hair care items in the new RELEASE By Touch series includes shampoo and conditioner that gently cares for both the hair and scalp.
RELEASE By Touch Body Shampoo – ¥1,000 / RELEASE By Touch Body Wash Glove – ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Lather your skin and body in thick bubbles and enjoy some body care time.
RELEASE By Touch Bath Towel
When you’re done, wrap yourself in a fluffy towel and feel refreshed after your luxurious bath.
If you’re looking for some personal relaxing bath time then you can’t go wrong with the new RELEASE By Touch series from ORBIS.
RELEASE By Touch Series
Release Date: April 23, 2020
Available: At ORBIS stores in Japan and online
Official Website: https://www.orbis.co.jp/
Six Recommended Souvenirs You Can Buy At Tokyo Station
It is already summer! As people return to their families in the countryside or embark on a special trip with friends, Tokyo station is just a thriving hive of busy bees. That is why today we will be introducing you to a variety of general souvenirs that you can buy at Tokyo Station and take to your friends and family.
Souvenirs for Visitors to Japan
Tokyo Station Hand Towel (SHARED TOKYO): ￥1,404 (after tax ) ※ GRANSTA-limited
This hand towel is decorated with classic illustrations of Tokyo Station’s reliefs and clematis flowers. The flowers portray the message: “happiness of travellers”
Furoshiki Patchin (SHARED TOKYO ) 1 set: ￥2,484 (after tax)
This is a beautiful shaped piece of wood with four holes. When you wrap your bento lunch inside a cloth, this piece of wood comes in handy when tying the corners of the cloth together. In moments, you can turn a normal piece of cloth into a useful bag. When you are going on a trip and have lots of luggage, this will come in very handy.
Suica Penguin O-mikuji Fortunes (TRAINIART TOKYO): ￥594 each (after tax)
Perhaps you are familiar with the Suica card, which is a form of rechargeable contactless card used to pay for train fares in Japan. For fans of the adorable Suica Penguin, which is the mascot of the card, this gift is a must. Peel off the sticker on the bottom and a red string will be revealed. Pull the string and your fortune will be revealed to you!
Stained Glass-Style Bookmark (Neue ): ￥1,188 (after tax)
How about a luxurious stained glass-style book mark? This would make the perfect gift for any bookworm. Just having this would make you excited to get reading.
Bullet Train Souvenirs
TOKYO STATION SOCKS (Happy Socks): ￥972 (children )/￥ 1,620 (prices after tax ) ※GRANSTA-limited
The pop-coloured socks are perfect for pumping energy through any child’s feet! There are also socks for adults which come in more mature colours which are easier to colour coordinate. These socks are easy to put on and are a great way to add a touch of cuteness to your look.
Electric Pen: E6 Series Super Komachi Shinkansen /Electric Car Pen E5 Hayabusa (Neue): ￥648 (after tax)
Tip the pen and the bullet train will zip to Tokyo Marunouchi Station. There’s no doubt that train fans and children would love to get this present.
We hope this article helps you choose a souvenir on your next visit to Tokyo station.
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