Japanese decor comes with a special kind of coziness and minimalism that we all strive for in our own homes. If you have been searching for the Japanese products that will make your home feel extra cozy, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list with links to all the Japanese products you’ve been missing in your home, so you won’t have to look any further!
Wind chimes have an important historical significance that goes back as far as 3000 B.C. They were originally created from bone, wood, bamboo, shells, and other organic materials. Their intended use was for scaring off birds, but they have since become ubiquitous with religion and spirituality. It is believed nowadays that wind chimes ward off evil spirits and attract new, positive spirits. Because of this belief, wind chimes play a key role in Feng Shui, which means it is extremely common to find a wind chime or two in a Japanese household. At the Bokksu Boutique, we sell a host of prestige wind chimes made of porcelain: the Akoda-uri Wind Chime, the Kasane Mochi Wind Chime, and the Jyuunikaku Wind Chime. Porcelain maker 224 Porcelains is known for creating wind chimes with unique shapes and designs for an important piece of Japanese decor that perfectly blends the historic with the modern.
Zabutons, or floor cushions, are an integral part of Japanese decor. Originally, zabutons were created to indicate status, and were only used by emperors, members of the imperial court, and the most revered Buddhist monks. In today’s Japan, however, they have become a household staple associated with comfort and hospitality. The zabutons sold on the Bokksu Boutique are made by the talented designer Kosaku Ohno, who demonstrates how handmade works can enrich one's life by using traditional manufacturing methods that date back to the Edo period. Each zabuton on the Bokksu Boutique, the Red Maneki-neko Zabuton, the Blue Fuji-san Zabuton, and the Dark Blue Lovebirds Zabuton, has been made with immense thought and care, and includes imagery that are sure to bring joy and goodwill into your household.
When it comes to creating an inviting and cozy space, candles are always key. And what better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with the most important piece of fall decor? Our candles are made by a 140-year old candle maker in Fukui called Kodaikokuya, so you know they’re top quality! When all seven candles are lined in a row, they create a beautiful scene relative to their scent. Plus, with a set inspired by every season, you can enjoy the serenity of a Kodaikokuya candle all year long! Shop our candles here: Yukiyama Winter Candles, Sakura Spring Candles, Otsukimi Fall Candles, and Hanabi Summer Candles.
The key to having a put together home is having a set of trusty coasters. The Kicoru Auspicious Coaster Set will not only radiate cleanliness, but they will help bring in wealth, success, and health as well because each coaster is meant to symbolize a different positive wish. The Japanese love to incorporate symbolism within their decor, and this coaster set is a perfect example of that.
Finally, nothing says “cozy” quite like a mug! The matte glaze Mashikoyaki Coffee Mug was crafted by Tsukamoto, a 157-year-old pottery maker based in Mashiko-cho, Tochigi. Tsukamoto specializes in pottery from the Edo period known as mashikoyaki, and they manage to give their product a rustic look by using clay infused with silicic acid and iron without feeling too heavy.
Japanese decor is truly one-of-a-kind, which is why it is so often duplicated in homes throughout the world. Whether you’re looking to lean into the changing of the seasons with some fall decor, or you want to transport the interior of your home to Japan for comfort, these items are sure to keep you feeling cozy and connected to Japan all year long.