Monday, November 26, 2012


I can't believe it's already the season, but now is the time to start thinking about Christmas! Delivery time is never guaranteed when standard or registered airmail is selected but during the holiday season delivery time for international shipping can take longer than normal time, so we recommend you place your orders as soon as possible (preferably before 30 November) if you would like your orders to arrive before 25th December using standard or registered airmail!

You can also set the recipients' address to other than yours so we can directly ship what you purchase to your friends and family worldwide! If you would like to include a message you can tell us in the remark box upon checkout.

You can still place your orders after 1st December to receive before 25th December, but we recommend you select EMS shipping option which should take less than a week to reach most parts of the world. But please also allow up to 5 business days before your orders are dispatched.

I hope you enjoy shopping with UGUiSU!!


Squirrels Forest Japanese Washi Tape 3 Roll Set $8.50

Limited Edition Christmas Washi Tape 3 Roll Set {Pink x Gold}

Paper Ornament / Gift Tag Set

Wood Tape Dispensers $34

HAIBARA Chiyogami Washi Hexagonal Pen Stand $13

NANAO Japanese Candles (Set of 5 with Cast Iron Holder) $40

Japanese Nanohana Rapeseed Wax Candles Box Set $26
Fog Linen Work Linen Coated Trays $24

Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth - Maze, Cinnabar and Navy by Hannah Waldron $48

Mini Size Washi Tape 8 Roll Set $14

Japanese Paper Balloon {Decoration Set}


Mentioned in a Danish Interior magazine BoligLiv

Some of the items from UGUiSU online store were included in the DIY feature about gift wrapping in a danish Magazine called BoligLiv (I think it's our second appearance in this lovely magazine?)

In these photos you see a lovely wrapping paper by a Kyoto based artist Kozue Natsuko. The design it was featured in the magazine has already sold out but other designs are going to be restocked this weekend!

Thank you Lisa for including items from UGUiSU for BoligLiv!

Idea: Lisa Grue / Photos: Denis Sytmen for BoligLiv.

Monday, November 19, 2012

HAIBARA #04 - Beautiful Stationery and Crafted Washi Items

This post on HAIBARA, a long established washi store of Nihonbashi Tokyo, will be the last sponsor post series and this time I would like to introduce some of the most beautiful paper items of HAIBARA which are now available from UGUiSU online store.
HAIBARA Accordion Writing Pad & Envelope Letter Set {Leaping Rabbit} - Photo by HAIBARA
HAIBARA Accordion Writing Pad & Envelope Letter Set {Leaping Rabbit} - Photo by HAIBARA

Seen in the above photos are one of HAIBARA's most popular items, Accordion Writing Pad & Envelope Letter Set (JABARA BINSEN), and it just won the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2012. In this beautiful packaging included are an accordion style writing pad that is perforated at each fold so that you can torn wherever you like depending on the length of your writing, and also 10 matching Japanese style envelopes. Both the writing pad and envelopes are made to be used vertically in the traditional style, however you can still use them side ways for western writing.

Here are some more items from HAIBARA that are now available online from UGUiSU.

Yumeji Takehisa Writing Notes by HAIBARA
Yumeji Takehisa Washi Writing Pad {Camellia}
Yumeji Takehisa Handmade Washi Post Card Set
Yumeji Takehisa Handmade Washi Post Card Set
Yumeji Takehisa Handmade Washi Post Card Set

These beautiful washi items are designed by Yumeji Takehisa, who is a very famous Japanese poet and painter from the early-20th century. Yumeji was one of the most important designers who worked closely with HAIBARA and produced numbers of excellent designs for their washi product lines. Those thin writing pads are called "ippitsu-sen" which is directly translated to "one line notes" and they are for short messages to include in something you send to someone. Needles to say, very good quality washi paper is used both for the writing notes and the deckle edged handmade washi post cards.

Below are lovely items crafted with HAIBARA's original reproduction chiyogami design papers.
HAIBARA Chiyogami Washi Paper Boxes
HAIBARA Chiyogami Washi Hexagonal Pen Stand
HAIBARA Chiyogami Washi Hexagonal Pen Stand

HAIBARA Chiyogami Washi Origami Paper Set

And the above mentioned Accordion Writing Pad & Envelope Letter Sets, also available in adorable mini size sets!

You can take a look at all the exquisite washi items by HAIBARA here on UGUiSU online store. If you are in Tokyo please do visit HAIBARA store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo where you can see tremendous amount of top class washi paper and crafted washi products!

Also you can see all the four posts on HAIBARA here. I hope you have enjoyed this sponsor post series!