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Makers in Metal from Tsubame-Sanjo

Makers in Metal from Tsubame-Sanjo

Beginning this month at wagumi we will present a collection of items from Tsubame-Sanjo in Niigata, northern Japan.This is an area known for its legacy in metal craft, and for the innumerable small and medium size enterprises that are ever creating new items for use. They are masters in engineering, in craft, and in ideas for things that will make tasks a little more smooth and enjoyable.Tsubame and Sanjo are in fact two towns in the fertile rice growing region of Niigata, separated by the Shinano river. This proximity to the river was the cause of near downfall for their...

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Late summer at wagumi

Late summer at wagumi

For the remainder of summer at wagumi we have a line up to equip you for the ups and downs of the season.Firstly, if it is warm, and you wish to self generate a cool breeze, we have fans from a region of Japan that is famous for them.Marugame is on the northern tip of Kagawa prefecture, the smallest county in Japan, facing onto the inland sea.This is a sea that once housed pirates, and is full of islands where they made their base. It is famous today for citrus fruits, olives, and tasty soy sauce.A visitor across this sea,...

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Wishing you an Ehi-merry Christmas

Wishing you an Ehi-merry Christmas

Beginning this month, at wagumi we have a special collection of items from Ehime.  This is under the title Ehi-merry Christmas.  At the end of 2020, when much has gone wrong, we would humble submit that this just the kind of thing we need.     Ehime, the pearl of the Japanese inland sea.  A sunny place, it is on the northwest corner of the Shikoku island, facing Hiroshima to the north.   In addition to its happy geography, it is somewhere renowned for fine things.  Most immediately, what comes to mind for many Japanese people is citrus fruit.  This...

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December at wagumi

December at wagumi

It is again this season, after an extremely strange year.  For all that has happened, we hope somehow that it can finish on a relative high. At wagumi, we are still here, and ready to support you for any gift giving needs. We are open again in the Oxo Tower, and continue to complete all online orders.  We are  now offering two shipping options: the postal service and UPS.  There is also complementary gift wrapping, which you can select at check out - and the option to add messages or special requests via the notes section.  Click and collect is...

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