Category Archives: Journal

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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JUMP FOR JOY !

JUMP FOR JOY !   Rocket scientists and bamboo dealers, potters and poets have come to see the new Blue & White and have declared it a great success. WHEW ! We have been working hard on getting the move … Continue reading

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SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW – SOMETHING WHITE SOMETHING BLUE

BLUE & WHITE has suddenly and mysteriously vanished. Poof! In one quick day, 41 years of colorful history disappeared. Totally demolished and leveled and fenced in. What a Shock! We hope some of you have worried where we have gone, … Continue reading

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