A washi paper gift…

I had a little surprise in the post the other day – a long-awaited prize which, to be honest I had given up on. You might remember that back in June I won a Brighton Japan Festival photo contest – well, due to some kind of mix-up, I never actually received my prize. Anyway, I won’t go on about that, because I’m very happy with my prize now it’s here.

Washi paper gift set from The Japanese Shop

Washi paper gift set from The Japanese Shop

This washi (和紙) paper gift set (above) from The Japanese Shop includes a jewellery box, notebook, wallet and card case.

Washi paper jewellery box from The Japanese Shop

Jewellery box

Washi paper card case from The Japanese Shop

Card case

Washi paper wallet from The Japanese Shop


Washi paper noteboook from The Japanese Shop


The Japanese Shop is a UK-based online shop selling goods from Japan, including food, clothing, kokeshi dolls, lacquerware, tableware and stationery. They have some really nice stuff, and right now they’re having a January sale with up to 50% off, which is far too tempting.

Washi is generally stronger than ordinary paper, and it has a really nice texture. All of the items above feel really good, and seem to be very well made. I’m a sucker for stationery, and although I have loads of notebooks already I’m sure I’ll find a use for this one. The jewellery box is also really cute, and I like stashing things away in little drawers.

Isn’t it nice when you get a surprise in the post? 🙂

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