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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 FEATURED POST

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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Magewappa Bento Box FEATURED POST

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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Kunichika Print Japanese Art FEATURED POST

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 FEATURED POST

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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Keiko's Red Hoop Katate Bag FEATURED POST

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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Hobonichi 2022 Weeks April Start Dogu Haniwa FEATURED POST

What are Dogu and Haniwa?


What are Dogu and Haniwa?
Written by Ai, March 2022
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...

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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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Hobonichi and Stalogy Items FEATURED POST

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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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony FEATURED POST

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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back to school organisation FEATURED POST

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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Stalogy Vintage Notebook FEATURED POST

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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Our new books! FEATURED POST

We’ve Added Four New Books to Our Collection!


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.

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NishuraEast at the Shotengai Japanese Market FEATURED POST

NishuraEast is thrilled to join the Shōtengai 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!

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Stalogy travel set FEATURED POST

Make the Most of Your Summer Holiday with the 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,...

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Nakagin Capsule Tower FEATURED POST

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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The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai FEATURED POST

The Great Wave off Kanagawa


My art teacher suggested I use ‘The Great Wave’ as a reference and showed me the famous picture. I was intrigued by the way the waves looked so dynamic, despite the relatively few colours used. Although my final result wasn’t nearly as impressive, the interest in Hokusai’s art remained.

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The Olympic Rings in Tokyo FEATURED POST

5 Things you can do to get into the Olympic Spirit


There are only a few weeks until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and you can do so much to get in the spirit of the games from your own home.

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Yuzen Kimono FEATURED POST

How the most elaborate Kimono are made


Yuzen is a dying technique first used in the late 17th century, becoming popular during the Edo period. It is most often seen on Kimono and is known for bright colours and patterns, depicting flowers and animals.

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A plate of shoin no mukashi matcha powder FEATURED POST

Which Matcha Tea is right for me?


If you are new to matcha tea, or even just wanting to try a different type it can be daunting picking out a tea when faced with 10 seemingly identical tins. Our Japanese Tea Master Keiko Uchida has tried all of the matcha teas we sell and devised this tea matrix.

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Why you should invest in a Chasen Stand


If you have ever tried to make matcha at home, you know it’s almost impossible to get the signature frothy foam without a chasen – a traditional bamboo whisk.

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a pitcher and glass of ippodo barley tea FEATURED POST

Try our new teas from Ippodo!


We’ve got some fantastic new teas from Ippodo, just in time for summer! Ippodo was established in Kyoto in 1717, and have been producing incredible matcha and green tea ever since.

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A bonsai tree in a terracotta pot FEATURED POST

Why is Bonsai so Expensive?


Bonsai literally means tray planting and is a Japanese art form that was inspired by Chinese penzai. In the 6th century Buddhist students and imperial diplomats would visit China and many brought back miniature trees planted in colourful pots.

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Stalogy Plain notebooks FEATURED POST

Why Stalogy Notebooks just got better!


Two new Stalogy notebooks have joined the family! The award winning Editor’s Series notebooks are now available with plain or dotted paper.

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Doodle Art FEATURED POST

Doodling- more than just a distraction


From the earliest cave drawings to the most modern masterpieces, humans have always drawn. Whilst not too many of us go on to be professional artists, we still find ourselves doodling in the margins of textbooks, or on the back of envelopes.

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Aurélie Andrès HARU at the Nishura Studio FEATURED POST

What is HARU TAPE?


If you’ve visited NishuraEast before then you’ve probably seen pictures of our HARU tape – pictures of rolls that come in so many colours and sizes. But what actually is HARU tape, and what is it used for? Well the quick answer is that it's washi tape. But HARU is washi tape, like you’ve...

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A shamisen player- japanese music FEATURED POST

The Musical Phenomenon You’ve Never Heard Of


There is an entire music industry in Japan that most of us in Europe and the US know nothing about. In fact, Japan is the second largest music market in the world, behind the US, so it stands to reason that they produce their own musicians.

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Kyoto Old Streets as dusk FEATURED POST

Another Visit to Japan with YouTube


With the weather lately bring as bad as it has been, I’ve been spending a lot of time on my computer (not that that’s new!). I’ve been watching a lot of Japanese craft videos on YouTube, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite channels with you.

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20mm Masking Dots - Stalogy Free Gift FEATURED POST

NishuraEast is making you an offer you can't refuse...


To celebrate the arrival of the 2021 Limited Edition Stalogy notebooks we are offering some free Stalogy gifts to you, our wonderful NishuraEast customers!

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2021 Limited Edition Stalogy Notebooks FEATURED POST

The 2021 Limited Edition Stalogy Notebooks are Here!


After months of waiting, we are thrilled to say that you can now buy the Limited Edition Stalogy Notebooks in Matcha Green, Cobalt Blue and Smoky Grey from NishuraEast.

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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?!
Hobonichi 2022 Weeks April Start Dogu Haniwa
What are Dogu and Haniwa? Written by Ai, March 2022 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...
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.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
My art teacher suggested I use ‘The Great Wave’ as a reference and showed me the famous picture. I was intrigued by the way the waves looked so dynamic, despite the relatively few colours used. Although my final result wasn’t nearly as impressive, the interest in Hokusai’s art remained.
The Olympic Rings in Tokyo
There are only a few weeks until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and you can do so much to get in the spirit of the games from your own home.
Yuzen Kimono
Yuzen is a dying technique first used in the late 17th century, becoming popular during the Edo period. It is most often seen on Kimono and is known for bright colours and patterns, depicting flowers and animals.
A plate of shoin no mukashi matcha powder
If you are new to matcha tea, or even just wanting to try a different type it can be daunting picking out a tea when faced with 10 seemingly identical tins. Our Japanese Tea Master Keiko Uchida has tried all of the matcha teas we sell and devised this tea matrix.
If you have ever tried to make matcha at home, you know it’s almost impossible to get the signature frothy foam without a chasen – a traditional bamboo whisk.
a pitcher and glass of ippodo barley tea
We’ve got some fantastic new teas from Ippodo, just in time for summer! Ippodo was established in Kyoto in 1717, and have been producing incredible matcha and green tea ever since.
A bonsai tree in a terracotta pot
Bonsai literally means tray planting and is a Japanese art form that was inspired by Chinese penzai. In the 6th century Buddhist students and imperial diplomats would visit China and many brought back miniature trees planted in colourful pots.
Stalogy Plain notebooks
Two new Stalogy notebooks have joined the family! The award winning Editor’s Series notebooks are now available with plain or dotted paper.
Doodle Art
From the earliest cave drawings to the most modern masterpieces, humans have always drawn. Whilst not too many of us go on to be professional artists, we still find ourselves doodling in the margins of textbooks, or on the back of envelopes.
Aurélie Andrès HARU at the Nishura Studio
If you’ve visited NishuraEast before then you’ve probably seen pictures of our HARU tape – pictures of rolls that come in so many colours and sizes. But what actually is HARU tape, and what is it used for? Well the quick answer is that it's washi tape. But HARU is washi tape, like you’ve never seen it before.
A shamisen player- japanese music
There is an entire music industry in Japan that most of us in Europe and the US know nothing about. In fact, Japan is the second largest music market in the world, behind the US, so it stands to reason that they produce their own musicians.
Kyoto Old Streets as dusk
With the weather lately bring as bad as it has been, I’ve been spending a lot of time on my computer (not that that’s new!). I’ve been watching a lot of Japanese craft videos on YouTube, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite channels with you.
20mm Masking Dots - Stalogy Free Gift
To celebrate the arrival of the 2021 Limited Edition Stalogy notebooks we are offering some free Stalogy gifts to you, our wonderful NishuraEast customers!
2021 Limited Edition Stalogy Notebooks
After months of waiting, we are thrilled to say that you can now buy the Limited Edition Stalogy Notebooks in Matcha Green, Cobalt Blue and Smoky Grey from NishuraEast.
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