RAKUZEN wooden tablewares collection

I went and saw a RAKUZEN tableware designer, Aki Ohtake.


The one on the left is Aki, and on the right is me.

She has worked as a designer for more than 10 years and  works on developing the RAKUZEN series with real passion.

So what is RAKUZEN?

The RAKUZEN wooden tableware series was jointly developed by  traditional Aizu lacquerware craftsmen, NPO corporation Shalom for the people with disabilities and a designer.


4 colors of RAKUZEN bowl


” RAKUZEN” literally means ” confortable tableware.”

They are designed to be easy to hold.

Can you see the extra grip at the bottom of the bowl?

This design is universal ― anyone can easily hold it.




” Our RAKUZEN tablewares collection is for everyone.  I designed them to be  easy to use regardless of disability, age, or background.”

Aki expressed enthusiasm for her work.


The shop has RAKUZEN bowl, plate, chopstickes and small sake cup.


This is a RAKUZEN sake cup.

It is so fun to find one heart shape after poring sake into the cup.

I really liked it on sight , but unfortunately, they are out of stock.

Of course, I’ve reserved it without delay!

I  want everyone to know how great RAKUZEN product is💕


Check it out! ↓

楽膳~ RAKUZEN  wooden tableware series 


Snap coin purse

               I made a little snap coin purse!ハート のデコメ絵文字

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I got a lovely flower-printed cutting cloth at 100 Yen Shop in my town.

(100 Yen Shop is a discount shop that sells a wide range of products for 108 yen.

Why 108 yen? 8 yen is a percent consumption tax.)

The reason why I chose this flower pattern is because they look like unikko pattern of a  Marimekko design that I really love!


Here are some lovely unikko designsやじるしっ! のデコメ絵文字

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(タイトルなし) デコメ絵文字All materials I need

       Sewing needle

       Small metal clasp

       Small cutting cloth


Choosing and cutting fabric was fun, but tucking and gluing the tops of the purse into the channels in the clasp was fiddly a bit……



It’s not a really well made as a purse.
It’s good enough for me though.スマイル デコメ絵文字



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Preparing for Christmas!

I enjoy doing arty things over the festive season–Christmas!


I made an easy Christmas mobile to hang in the  living room .

This is my No.4 papercutting work.



Putting in a red holy with a shiny bead in the center makes it pretty and exceptionally effective!



I heard that the people in America usually start planning both Thanksgiving and Christmas by Labor Day.

Is that right?



I don’t have a custom to celebrate Thanksgiving , but Christmas is very special.


Although pulling off Christmas each year takes a lot of work to do, I love preparing for it.


I know Christmas is not about the stuff.

It’s about Love for family, friends, Jesus and others in the world.

I love making something or preparing for Christmas while thinking about them.



Now I am working on a wire Christmas tree.

I enjoy myself while making!!