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Mosquito Coil Case

Andrew Hasegawa Household New Product Soil

Mosquito Coil Case

I am excited that Zakka Japan has just taken delivery of Mosquito Coil Cases made by Isurugi a Kanazawa based company that specialises in traditional plastering that uses diatomaceous earth formed from plankton millions of years ago. You might say so what but before you do ask yourself why castles and temples built hundreds of years ago and still standing use this material in their construction. They use it because it has natural moisture absorbing characteristics that make it ideal in the hot, muggy and very humid Japanese summer. A natural eco-friendly construction material. The mosquito coil cases are an...

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Bar 238 Minami Osaka

Andrew Hasegawa Bar Osaka Travel

Bar 238 Minami Osaka

If the walls at Bar 238 could talk they would have a lot to say. Established in August 1948 not a lot has changed over the years in this "retro" Osaka hot spot. The long wooden bar made from "keyaki" is a fine piece of timber that has graced 238 since it was established in the post WW11 ashes of Osaka. You might ask why its called Bar 238. The 23 represents the 23rd year of the reign of the Showa emperor and the 8 August. If you happen to be in Osaka and wish to take in a piece...

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