Greetings from Tokyo!
Fellow HPI staff Joanna and I (Yuki) are now in Tokyo, before our 1-week Washi tour begins next week!
Today, we explored Ginza, strolling the streets and browsing through multiple stores to see what is trending now in Japan.
What we came across was an item that we both adore….WASHI TAPE. Continue reading “Colorful Tokyo”
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Join us Friday August 5-6 at the Bergamot Station Courtyard for the Dog Days of Summer Sale!
Look out for our booth or come into the store for more information.
Featuring promotional markdowns on new paper, stationery, books, and more.
2525 Michigan Ave.Bergamot Station Unit G-9 Santa Monica, CA 90404
A new friend has been added to the Hiromi Paper zoo.
Last week, I posted a preview of what the next one will look like…
Continue reading “Paper mâché zoo: new addition”
We have made additions to the paper mâché collection in our store!
First up is the Panda:
Continue reading “Paper mâché zoo”
Each balloon has 6 faces in alternating blue and red colors. The faces have images of famous landmarks, and Japanese Traditions exclusively from the Toyama Prefecture. Read more for detailed information and translations on each face of the balloon.
Continue reading “Square Kamifusen Translations”
Making of the paper mache rabbit that started last Friday is finally finished! It was made from a stationery sample pack that we received from Japan.
The kit comes with 8 different colors of washi, 2 balloons, and English instructions!
Continue reading “Paper Mache Rabbit”
New stationery from Japan now available in store. They are limited stock, and some may be a one time order, contact us for more information.
Assortment of notebooks include hand woodblock printed hardback books, “staircase” books with built-in tabs..
Continue reading “Japanese Stationery with Style”
Our washi tape is going out fast, and we’ve got more on the way for January (new designs). So I couldn’t help but to grab some for my own personal gift wrapping. I’m no picky or careful wrapper, so it was perfect in that I can just easily tear the strips and use it for tagging as well. I especially like how it can be translucent too. I know our online stock is low, but hopefully we can keep it well stocked regularly.
with Miki Yoshimoto
When our friend Miki came to our Mini Shikishi Workshop and thought of the idea of having her child’s preschool art project be centered around it, we had no idea they would come out with such works of art! With the tenryu shoji roll, calligraphy brushes, sumi ink & suzuri stone, the preschoolers were transformed into little sumi artists.
Click on the link below for more pictures.
Continue reading “Mini Shikishi Preschool Project”
It’s simple and unique, make your own holiday cards using paperwood cards, thin inkjet paper(through our laser printer), washi tape, and PVA glue.