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

Sweet Petula Soap Packages

I love Sweet Petula‘s soap packages. I haven’t tried the soap itself yet, but I’m sure they are just as great! Look at these packages!

I actually wanna decorate them in my bathroom… :)

and they are all $5!

Caramel Corn Package

One… well, two of the many Japanese snacks I brought home from my trip are these Caramel Corn from Tohato. I want to eat them, but the packaging is so cute that I haven’t been able to open them… so I took pictures :) Aren’t they so adorable?! Caramel Corn has been around for as long as I can remember, but their whole new packaging is making the product even more irresistible!

This guy got a little squashed in the airplane…

and yes, the picture inside of the cute characters’ mouth is the actual product. I haven’t had that for ages!

When you go to their website, you can see more cute packages!! I want to collect them all… :)

Nice Package

I first saw Nice Package booth at last Saturday’s Brooklyn Flea and I thought it was the cutest package shop ever! I had to stop by and looked at all the cute little packaging materials and decorations, I wanted to buy every single thing just to have them.

They told me that their online store would open this week… and so I checked… yay, it is open! You can see what I’m talking about from their website as well as their online shop.

I bought this baker’s twine in red:


Cute cupcake toppers:


Garland shop front — it was so lovely:


Festive Garland (picture is from their shop):


Baker’s Twine + Mini Clothespins:


More great cute stuff here

Speaking of packages… I have been printing letterpress gift bags for the holidays… here is a little sneak peek… you will see more very soon — stay tuned!! :)


Wishing you all a Happy Friday and a weekend… I’ll be in Boston and NH for our friend’s wedding activities! :)