Cacao Prieto


Saw these chocolates from Cacao Prieto and I was smitten with their packages! I want to frame these, it’s so cute :) Cacao Prieto is from Red Hook, Brooklyn, love the local businesses, too.

Sweet Packages


My husband was on his business trip to San Francisco last week and he brought me home some treats from Miette (my favorite!) — these packages are great I had to share! Love the hand-lettering chocolate package above and this Italian candy package below is just so sweet, isn’t it?


and of course, their Miette label candies :)


Happy Sweet Friday and weekend, everyone! xo Hijiri

SIAF Special Package Designs

There are a lot of gifts and souvenirs at the Setouchi International Art Festival special store in Takamatsu. I especially enjoyed looking at the cool package designs that have been created for the festival. They are all so great! And they are all local specialities that you can’t get anywhere, but in Takamatsu / Kagawa prefecture ;)

An udon package. It’s hard to see from this picture I took, but there is a wavy texture on the package. Really simple, but so cool.

A Kurodaizu Syochu (alcohol) bottle package. You will see more of this soon as I brought one back! Isn’t this lovely?

An ebi senbei (shrimp crackers) package. LOVE that the words “ebi senbei” forms into a shrimp.

and the box is letterpressed or foil stamped — it has a nice impression.

This is for Shoyu Mame. Love the lettering and simplicity. So retro!

Olive soda drink packages. Each has different illustrations.

A (special) Shoyu bottle. I also brought this back — so cute, right? This one also feels “showa retro” and I love it.

and these are called “Uchiwa” — a fan. Love the shape and fun designs.

They had a lot of kinds of Tenugui, too.

I hope you liked them as much as I did!


It’s a long Labor day weekend here in US, I have a very good friend visiting all weekend, it’s going to be fun :) I hope you all have a great weekend!! I will be back on Tuesday :) xo Hijiri