Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday in Japan... packaging

My Wednesday post about life in Japan.
If you have read this blog for any length of time you know my love of Japanese packaging. From the quirky and fun to the sublime.

Gift wrapping from the Ghibli Shop at the Nishinomiya Gardens.
If you have seen the movie "Totoro" there is one part where Totoro gives the two sister a gift of seeds wrapped up in a leaf.
The shop has taken and idea from the movie and designed a reusable wrap.
Even the everyday paper and plastic bags witch I forgot to include are also wonderful.

Yes, Please !

Crackers from my wonderful DIL's Mum !
Soft off white designs on a plain white box.
Beautiful !
All the information, blah blah blah is on a slip of paper inside the box.
Needless to say this box will be reused for a gift.

Tiny bite size crackers about the size of a quarter.
The rose color one is umeboshi (pickled ume, plum) dried soy bean, pepper, soy glazed, sweet glazed one and my favorite a dried shrimp one.

On my last visit I saw this display of small mochi sweets.
I wanted to buy all of them but only picked the small boxed one.

I could not resist

 what a hoot !

the little bite sized mochi.
Kawaii !


Here is your Wednesday pretty for the day.

Baby quail following their Mum.
When you first see the babies they are about the size of you knuckle to the tip of a thumb.
Little brown pebbles scurrying after their Mum, Dad brings up the rear !

 and here is the cottontail from the other post heading for the water dish,
under the sweet orange tree.

ume. . . parsnip
music. . . The Wind Forest, OST My Neighbor Totoro
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  1. One of my most favourite shops in New York is
    Beautiful packaging

  2. I do like that shade of green for the wrap.

    The quail and the bunny need to stay out of the sun!

  3. These are so creative!

    I agree with William on the quail and the bunny!

  4. adorable packaging! i just finally got the blog to load in the new reader, so frustrating! now i have to put in each one, one at a time... buggers to google for this! a pox! lol


    smiles, bee

  5. My husband always likens the size of baby quail to that of a bumble bee parsnip.
    That packaging is so imaginative.

  6. Rice crackers? They looked lovely and yummy.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  7. Those crackers look too good to eat - but I wouldn't be able to resist them.

  8. That bunny reminds me of Fiona! Cute quail and adorable packages!