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Keiko's Christmas Presents


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Autumn - The Best Season for Japanese Food!


The Japanese government has started easing their Covid restrictions, so many of you may be a trip to Japan. There's still a bit of time before it happens though, so I'd like to introduce some highlights of Japanese Autumn.

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Hobonichi vs Stalogy – Which should I choose?


We get asked a lot whether Hobonichi or Stalogy is better, and which one people should buy. It’s a difficult question, as they’re both rather different but I’ll run through the key features of each!

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Which Hobonichi Should I Choose?


The 2023 Hobonichi collection has arrived, which means for many of you it's time to pick out your new planner. There’s a lot of options which can make it almost impossible to choose! We’ve put together a quick guide to (hopefully) help you out.

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Our Wonderful Porcelain Cups from Yukiko Kitahara


Earlier this year we visited the Maison et Objet trade show in Paris, seeking out new products to add to our collection. While there we were lucky enough to come across Yukiko Kitahara and her exquisite porcelain creations.

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Answering your Matcha Questions


We get a lot of questions about matcha especially at the King’s Cross Market. I thought here would be a good place to answer some of them!

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What Makes a Chasen so Special?


We often get asked (especially at the King's Cross Market) whether a chasen is really needed for matcha, and how ours are different to some of the cheaper options available.

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The Japanese Way to Survive a Hot Summer


We're experiencing a record breakingly hot summer this year, and I assume a lot of you struggled to stay cool during the heat wave. In Japan, the majority of areas hit over 30°C every summer. Other than having air conditioning, how do people keep going during the hot days?

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Japan’s Oldest Fireworks Festival


Whilst here in England we tend to associate fireworks with cold November nights, in Japan fireworks are a late summer occurrence, with August being the month of fireworks festivals.

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The Interesting Link Between Stalogy and Japan’s Most Beloved Mascot


You’ve probably heard of Kumamon, the wildly popular bear that promotes the Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto. But what does this bear have to do with the sleek and stylish Stalogy stationery we’re such big fans of?

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Summer Holiday Calendars


With many children starting their summer holiday soon, the Stalogy weekly calendar is a great tool for organising summer activities for each family member.

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Gion Matsuri - Japan's Most Famous Festival


The month of July in Kyoto brings with it the Gion festival. Gion Matsuri began in 869, and has since become one of Japan’s largest and most famous festivals.

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The Story of Wood and Japanese Craftsmanship


Japan has a rich history of making crafts with wood. Many people lived surrounded by dense forests, which provided materials that they used to make shelter and tools for daily life.

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What is "Iri Bancha"? - The Secret Tea of Kyoto


Have you heard of "Iri-bancha" or "Kyo-bancha" before? It's the favourite tea in Kyoto - if you have been to Kyoto before, you may have tasted it at Japanese restaurant.

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Chusen Dyed Tenugui – Preserving Japanese Crafts


I was fortunate to be able to visit a chusen dye studio in Tokyo, earlier this year in May, where they hand dye tenugui using traditional methods.

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Aoi Matsuri - One of Kyoto's Great Festivals


The origins of Aoi Matsuri date back to the 6th Century. During the reign of Emperor Kinmei, there was lots of heavy rain and wind which destroyed crops, causing famine. Diviners found the disaster was punishment by the Kamo deities, and so the emperor sent his messenger to the two Kamo shrines to give...

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Explore the Great Outdoors


The weather’s been a bit hit or miss lately, but that’s meant to change this weekend. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to be soaking up as much sunshine as possible before our wonderful British weather inevitably dumps a load of rain on us.

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The best of Japanese art this spring


There are so many exhibitions at galleries and museums across the UK right now, so here are a few of our recommendations for those focussing on Japanese art and culture.

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Night Book - A Beautiful Light From Japan


You may or may not have seen out newest product – the Night Book. This beautiful Japanese Light is award winning, and for good reason.

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A Mother’s Day gift idea – a Hoop bag


If you're still stuck for ideas for a Mother's Day gift then Keiko has the answer! Why not get a beautiful, handmade bag from Hoop Hiroshima?!

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What are Dogu and Haniwa?


Spring is right around the corner in London! As I’m sure is the same for many of you, spring is my favourite season. Flowers start to bloom, the sun shines brighter, and it brings us new things to explore.
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The hardest person to shop for.... your Mother!


For those of us in the UK, the end of March marks Mother’s Day. From books to toolboxes(?) find out which gifts we recommend.

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How to make the Hobonichi Techo work for you!


Now that we’ve added Hobonichi to NishuraEast we are figuring out more ways that Hobonichi and Stalogy go together every day.

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Here’s to Tokyo 2020(1)!


With the Olympics over and the Paralympics finishing this week I think it’s safe to say that the games were a success. A whole new batch of Olympic and Paralympic champions have been crowned, and some of our old favourites emerged victorious.

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Get Ready to go Back to School!


With everything becoming more normal (and busier) than it’s been for a while, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and disorganised. Why not try combining one of our Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebooks with a Removable Calendar, allowing you to easily organise your schedule for the week (or month) ahead.

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What makes the Stalogy Vintage Notebook so great?


The Stalogy vintage notebooks are such great and versatile notebooks, that everyone can find a use for - they are incredibly well made and feel far more expensive than their £6.50 price tag.

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We’ve Added Four New Books to Our Collection!


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NishuraEast is thrilled to join the Shōtengai Japanese Market!


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Make the Most of Your Summer Holiday with the Stalogy Travel Set


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The Rise (and Fall?) of Nakagin Capsule Tower


It was walking from Hamarikyu Gardens to Tokyo Station in 2018 that I first noticed the tower. It was a detour that I wasn’t expecting, but despite the humidity and threat of rain I couldn’t not go over to see what it was, as it looked like something straight out of Blade Runner.

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Find out what Keiko is planning on giving her friends and family for Christmas this year, and get some inspiration for your own Christmas list!
The Japanese government has started easing their Covid restrictions, so many of you may be a trip to Japan. There's still a bit of time before it happens though, so I'd like to introduce some highlights of Japanese Autumn.
Hobonichi or Stalogy
We get asked a lot whether Hobonichi or Stalogy is better, and which one people should buy. It’s a difficult question, as they’re both rather different but I’ll run through the key features of each!
hobonichi 2023
The 2023 Hobonichi collection has arrived, which means for many of you it's time to pick out your new planner. There’s a lot of options which can make it almost impossible to choose! We’ve put together a quick guide to (hopefully) help you out.
Earlier this year we visited the Maison et Objet trade show in Paris, seeking out new products to add to our collection. While there we were lucky enough to come across Yukiko Kitahara and her exquisite porcelain creations.
matcha questions
We get a lot of questions about matcha especially at the King’s Cross Market. I thought here would be a good place to answer some of them!
Chasen Bamboo Whisk
We often get asked (especially at the King's Cross Market) whether a chasen is really needed for matcha, and how ours are different to some of the cheaper options available.
Uchimizu
We're experiencing a record breakingly hot summer this year, and I assume a lot of you struggled to stay cool during the heat wave. In Japan, the majority of areas hit over 30°C every summer. Other than having air conditioning, how do people keep going during the hot days?
Whilst here in England we tend to associate fireworks with cold November nights, in Japan fireworks are a late summer occurrence, with August being the month of fireworks festivals.
Kumamon loves Stalogy!
You’ve probably heard of Kumamon, the wildly popular bear that promotes the Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto. But what does this bear have to do with the sleek and stylish Stalogy stationery we’re such big fans of?
back to school organisation
With many children starting their summer holiday soon, the Stalogy weekly calendar is a great tool for organising summer activities for each family member.
The month of July in Kyoto brings with it the Gion festival. Gion Matsuri began in 869, and has since become one of Japan’s largest and most famous festivals.
Kumiko Panels in the Seven Stars Train
Japan has a rich history of making crafts with wood. Many people lived surrounded by dense forests, which provided materials that they used to make shelter and tools for daily life.
iribancha
Have you heard of "Iri-bancha" or "Kyo-bancha" before? It's the favourite tea in Kyoto - if you have been to Kyoto before, you may have tasted it at Japanese restaurant.
I was fortunate to be able to visit a chusen dye studio in Tokyo, earlier this year in May, where they hand dye tenugui using traditional methods.
Aoi Matsuri
The origins of Aoi Matsuri date back to the 6th Century. During the reign of Emperor Kinmei, there was lots of heavy rain and wind which destroyed crops, causing famine. Diviners found the disaster was punishment by the Kamo deities, and so the emperor sent his messenger to the two Kamo shrines to give offerings to appease the gods and pray for a bountiful harvest.
Magewappa Bento Box
The weather’s been a bit hit or miss lately, but that’s meant to change this weekend. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to be soaking up as much sunshine as possible before our wonderful British weather inevitably dumps a load of rain on us.
Kunichika Print Japanese Art
There are so many exhibitions at galleries and museums across the UK right now, so here are a few of our recommendations for those focussing on Japanese art and culture.
Night Book
You may or may not have seen out newest product – the Night Book. This beautiful Japanese Light is award winning, and for good reason.
Keiko's Red Hoop Katate Bag
If you're still stuck for ideas for a Mother's Day gift then Keiko has the answer! Why not get a beautiful, handmade bag from Hoop Hiroshima?!
Spring is right around the corner in London! As I’m sure is the same for many of you, spring is my favourite season. Flowers start to bloom, the sun shines brighter, and it brings us new things to explore. Hobonichi 2022 April Start The Hobonichi 2022 April Start collection arrived at Nishura East this month....
For those of us in the UK, the end of March marks Mother’s Day. From books to toolboxes(?) find out which gifts we recommend.
Hobonichi and Stalogy Items
Now that we’ve added Hobonichi to NishuraEast we are figuring out more ways that Hobonichi and Stalogy go together every day.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony
With the Olympics over and the Paralympics finishing this week I think it’s safe to say that the games were a success. A whole new batch of Olympic and Paralympic champions have been crowned, and some of our old favourites emerged victorious.
back to school organisation
With everything becoming more normal (and busier) than it’s been for a while, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and disorganised. Why not try combining one of our Stalogy Editor’s Series Notebooks with a Removable Calendar, allowing you to easily organise your schedule for the week (or month) ahead.
Stalogy Vintage Notebook
The Stalogy vintage notebooks are such great and versatile notebooks, that everyone can find a use for - they are incredibly well made and feel far more expensive than their £6.50 price tag.
Our new books!
We’re delighted to have added four new books to NishuraEast. With topics ranging from philosophy to poetry you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
NishuraEast at the Shotengai Japanese Market
The Shōtengai Japanese Market will be popping up in Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross over the next three weekends. We are thrilled to be part of the market along with other fantastic Japan loving retailers in London!
Stalogy travel set
Schools are starting to break up for the holidays, lockdown restrictions are being lifted in England, and it finally feel like we can have some time to enjoy ourselves in the sun. Whether that means you are travelling the world, exploring the UK, or even sitting in your garden with a nice cold drink, you could probably out the Stalogy travel set to good use.
Nakagin Capsule Tower
It was walking from Hamarikyu Gardens to Tokyo Station in 2018 that I first noticed the tower. It was a detour that I wasn’t expecting, but despite the humidity and threat of rain I couldn’t not go over to see what it was, as it looked like something straight out of Blade Runner.
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