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We are thrilled to be the one of the venue for the Paws in Wo X Cobo charity sale event on the 11th and 12th feb!  Do mark your dairy, these animal figurines are adorable!  The fund raised will help to keep the village dogs in Lai Chi Wo healthy!

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Time flies, holiday is over and its time to welcome the Kitchen God to return from his trip to the Jade Emperor.

The Kitchen God will return today with his god friends, showing them the family who did good and those who did evil deeds.  His friends will take notes and cast spells on the families before they return back to the Jade Emperor.  What is best to welcome the guest who traveled all the way from heaven to your home but feast!

For the annual task of protection and reporting, the wood block print for the Kitchen God are dated with a calendar of that year.  This particular print was for the year 1987.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

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3 new unique styled tee shirts are just in!

Come and try them out.

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For those who were mesmerized by lobster wood carving, the artist Ryousuke Ohtake is having an exhibition of his new work in Toyko.

How I wish I am in Tokyo this weekend.

Shu-sake Chokou Ten
30.04.2015 – 06.05.2015
8F Art Gallery @ Tokyo Department Shibuya Flagship Honten

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The pendent is of an abstract shape, it resembles a shell of a turtle.  In ancient times, the turtle shell is a sacred object for the Chinese, not only is it used for fortune telling it also summarizes the knowledge of cosmology, time and space.

BORO
The Fabric of Life

The word boro means ‘patched together’ and here refers to the indigo-dyed patched-together garments of the Japanese rural population. Expensive cotton fabrics were reserved to the upper classes. As worn-out rags, they found their way cheaply into the hands of the peasants, who patched them together to create impressive garments of great aesthetic charm.

In their minimalist beauty, these recycled textiles stand not only for artistic creativity and the positive affirmation of the transitory nature of all existence, but also for respect for the natural material and the work of the hands.

The precursors of the boro textiles were the kesa, the garments worn by Buddhist monks, which were also patched together as the outward expression of the Buddhist ideal of poverty. Outstanding monks’ garments from the museum’s own collection have been incorporated into the boro exhibition.

By chance, I got to own a piece of boro, a futonji which became a wall hanging at home.  Would have love to go to see this exhibition.  If you are near Cologne please go to see the exhibition!

28 March to 2 August 2015
Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln

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This is no ordinary wine jar but one that is without a lid.  One might wonder if all the wine has to be poured through the spout, but that will be a waste of wine.  Turning the jar upside down there is a hole at the bottom, but would’t the water just fall out when the jar is turned around?  The trick of the jar is built within the pottery, the hole a the bottom is extended by a tube which extends upwards to a height which is above the opening of the spout.  The wine is trapped around the tube ready to be poured out.

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Something Old Something New
Collectible Jewellery Collection