Vintage From Japan On Etsy

VintageFromJapan - Etsy Shop has vintage Japanese items like typewriter keys, dishes, rubber stamps, stencils, kokeshi dolls, sweets cake molds and Karuta Game Cards etc.
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Beautiful Fan for #Wedding, #Party, #Dance etc https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan/search?search_query=fan

1964 Vintage Japanese Newspaper Advertisement https://www.etsy.com/listing/201466924/1964-vintage-japanese-newspaper Hina Dolls for Doll’s Festival by Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo

 

This was an amazing find. https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan?section_id=6263764 This is from the “昭和” “showa period” . The “showa” period is from 1926-1989. This is called “型紙” or “katagami”. It is unique design.


Katagami are made of multiple layers of thin mulberry paper which are bonded with a glue extracted from persimmon, which makes a strong flexible brown coloured paper.

This katagami was used for “katazome” which is the method of dyeing fabrics (kimonos) using a stencil and a resist paste. The resist paste was made with rice flour and when dyed, the dye didn’t adhere to the areas covered with the paste. It was an inexpensive way to make all-over patterns similar to a woven cloth.

Lock in 1868~1912, Japan https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan

It is from the Meiji Period (1868~1912) and made of Japanese cedar (“Sugi” in Japanese). There is a diamond shape metal work near the keyhole (family crest of family who owned this furniture). It is lacquered . It combined sophisticated style with the highest quality craftsmanship and finest materials to create it.

Japanese Shrine Wood Plaque in Japan https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan

This is a beautiful furoshikihttps://www.etsy.com/listing/200200341/vintage-japanese-furoshiki-wrapping A furoshiki is a square piece of cloth used to wrap and carry objects . Unlike a bag…there is no defined shape so it is perfect for wrapping any shaped item!