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Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Gifts, Furoshiki Wrapping, and Color Symbolism

Discover the culturally rich practice of gift giving in Japan, get an intro to "Omiyage" (souvenir exchanges), plus learn about furoshiki - wrapping gifts in reusable cloths in an appropriate color for the occasion. A must-read for those with Japanese in-laws, friends, or business connections in Japan.
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Japanese Art Activities for Kids - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art Activities for Kids

In Japan, Girl's Day is on March 3rd, and Boy's Day is on May 5th. Here, you'll find a list of Japanese activities for kids to celebrate Children's Day, plus many more fun things to do with a Japanese theme any time of the year. None require tech, all are fun and some help encourage reading time together.
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Designing with Bookshelf Inserts: The Best Locations - Bookshelf Memories

Designing with Bookshelf Inserts: The Best Locations

Once building book nook kits becomes a hobby, a common problem is where to display them. Here, we reveal 5 of the best locations to put these. If you do happen to accumulate a sizeable collection, tuck them away in storage cubes, then you can use them for quick bookshelf makeovers anytime you like.
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Tech-Free Hobbies for Small Spaces - Bookshelf Memories

Tech-Free Hobbies for Small Spaces

Are you looking for a new hobby to try? Here, we explore 5 tech-free hobbies that are perfect for small spaces such as apartments. Some only require a table, and have low barriers to entry - some can even be trialed in local classes with no equipment to buy. Try before you invest your time and money.
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Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes - Bookshelf Memories

Japanese Art in Miniature Landscapes

Here, you’ll discover the four types of Japanese art in miniature landscapes – bonseki, bonkei, bontei, and saikei. Each can be used to build miniature gardens that are remarkably reminiscent of Japan's majestic rocky mountains, and islands. It's a therapeutic hobby too!

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Bookshelf Decor Pieces: 7 Bookshelf Decorating Ideas - Bookshelf Memories

Bookshelf Decor Pieces: 7 Bookshelf Decorating Ideas

The best bookshelf decor pieces are those with a special meaning to you. Mementos and souvenirs are perfect. Mixed media collections are even better as they naturally create variations in height, width, and shape. The more variety you have, the more interesting a bookshelf display you can create. Need inspiration? Check this!
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Discover 9 Types of Japanese Art Forms and Styles - Bookshelf Memories

Discover 9 Types of Japanese Art Forms and Styles

Are you looking to create an authentic Japanese-inspired display in your home? With a blend of the different types of Japanese art forms and styles, you can mix and match items to create a culturally inspired display. Check out the possibilities for Japanese art on and around bookshelves here.
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