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Japanese Embroidery And Japanese Kimono Symbol Meanings

Symbols and motives have always been an integral part of Japanese art, both in traditional and modern designs. Hence, there is a meaning behind each Japanese embroidery and kimono symbol. You can find symbols at Oishya that have been subtly integrated into products. For example, our logotype is an ancient Japanese crest representing 3 geisha […]

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What Is The Difference Between Scissors And Shears?

Scissors and shears are different tools designed for different applications, but are often thought to be the same thing. For a better understanding, in this article, we highlight the main differences between these two via a shears vs. scissors comparison. What are scissors? Scissors are multipurpose cutting tools that are found in almost all homes, […]

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Japandi – Merging Japan And Scandinavia In Your Home Decor

Often, mixing two styles is better than one. Interior design is no exception. Japandi, one of the ever-trending styles is an absolute proof of that. This hybrid aesthetic combines the modern-cool vibe of Scandinavian — or Nordic — designs with warm-like-yet-traditional elegance that’s associated with Japanese styles. Together, they’re our favourite take on minimalism (and […]

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Why Minimalistic Interiors Are Good For Your Wellbeing

It’s a messy world and we all get the urge to try and organise what’s around us. How to get going around this smartly? The solution: minimalism Although it may feel like it, minimalism is not a modern lifestyle choice. Its roots go back as early as the 6th century BC.  Some of history’s most venerated religious and […]

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Japanese Onsen: The Healing Power Of Water

If you’ve never heard of or tried onsen before – you don’t know what you’re missing. An onsen is a hot natural spring where you can relax both body and mind. As Japan is situated in a volcanic area, thousands of onsens are scattered across the country in both urban and rural settings. Onsen hot […]

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Do Magnetic Knife Holders Damage Your Knives?

Today we’ll answer one of the most daunting questions – Do magnetic knife holder, also known as magnetic knife rack, damage knives? We receive daily questions from our troubled customers who consider buying magnetic knife holders but wonder they might impart some magnetism to the blade.  Some worry that the pull of the magnets would […]

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Japanese Minimalism: What Japan Can Teach You About Living Simply

In last years Europe has created a fascination for Scandinavian minimalism and simple, natural living. However, Scandinavians were not the only one who are in love simplicity – just look at Japan. Despite their vast distance, Japan and Sweden have similar design sensibilities. Like Scandinavia, Japan upholds design principles that use natural materials, clean lines, […]

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Declutter Your Kitchen Using Japanese Methods

Some people can live with a messy home office or a disorganised bedroom closet. That’s not acceptable with the kitchen. We all have to eat. If the kitchen is a mess, it can have a real impact on your lifestyle. That’s why it’s extremely important for your wellbeing to declutter and organise your kitchen space. […]