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THE MAGIC FINGERS OF REIKO OKUNUSHI

The third day of the third month, 3 March, Girls Day, is coming soon and though it is a time for excited preparation for all families with daughters, few work so hard to prepare for it as our beloved Okunushi … Continue reading

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ROUND IN CIRCLES

After travel to Pakistan! And Sri Lanka for several weeks at Christmas time, a return to our 300 year old Minka, Japanese farmhouse in the wilds of Karuizawa, gave me a new perspective on our life there. The beautiful old … Continue reading

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AKEMASHITE OMEDETOU GOZAIMASU

Blue & White sends you the very best of Japan. A rising Sun of red chili. An antiques indigo katazome sleeping futon. 19th century. A washi Dog of characters for the New Year. With Best Indigo wishes And hopes you … Continue reading

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THE 12 JOYS OF 2018

The thirteenth joy is Blue & White. TO ORDER Calendar   ¥2,400 Number of calendars: Name: Address: Card company: Card number: Expiration date: Security code: Shipping charges To                         … Continue reading

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CONSIDER THE LOWLY THREAD

From its humble origins as a cotton boll, its fibers are plucked and stretched and twisted into multi-ply threads that are stripped down to single ply then twisted into strands to make a sturdier thread for weaving and stitching, the … Continue reading

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I MET A MAN

After a morning compiling Mottainai images of Boro and old Meiji era patched washi ledgers at home, my head was filled with patches and mends I couldn’t have enough of all the things I had collected over many years. Once … Continue reading

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YUKATA CHIC

  AZABU JUBAN MATSURI  AUGUST 26,27, 2017 Yukata are HOT this year! Yukata means summer!  And Tokyo summers are HOT! The long stencil patterned cotton robes for summer have made a come back this summer and everyone was wearing them at … Continue reading

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A Basket Case!

Blue & White will be having a special Basket Case SALE from Monday June 26 until July 3!

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BLUES KEEP COMING TO ME

BLUES KEEP COMING TO ME HEART FILLED BLUES, HAND MADE BLUES OUT OF THE BLUE BLUES   The New Blue & White seems to be a magnet for new blues. And that is what we feature in Blue & White … Continue reading

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