Why Japanese Holiday Stationery Is Not an American Holiday Style
A Japanese style holiday stationery can be anything from an elaborate handmade floral display to an ornate, Japanese-style box.
The key to these products is that they have a certain Japanese charm, said Joanna Ritchie, owner of Tokyo-based boutique Japanese Stationery and Gifts.
The same goes for a Japanese style, she said.
There are many Japanese styles of holiday stationeries.
But what makes Japanese holiday stationets unique is the fact that they don’t just look like other holiday stationsets.
They’re designed with the intention of communicating a specific message, Ritchie said.
Japanese holiday stations, she added, are made for a specific time period, and the message is delivered through a Japanese accent, the distinctive way that Japanese characters are written on the packaging.
There is also a distinct Japanese-ness to holiday stationings.
This isn’t a product made for every holiday, Ritchies said.
Some holiday stationset are meant for a particular occasion, while others are meant to celebrate a specific person.
“A lot of holiday stations are meant as a way to express that you are feeling well and doing well, and that you’re happy,” she said, adding that they’re meant to be a little bit fun for the family, too.
Holiday stationery has a distinctive character because it is a way for Japanese families to express themselves.
The Japanese holiday market is the largest in the world, with more than 300,000 shops in Japan and around the world.
Japanese families use the holidays to make family memories, including making new friends and getting together for special occasions.
The idea is to have fun together, said Ritchys mother, Shunichiro Ritchy.
But to the Japanese, it’s about family, so the products have a special meaning for them, too, Ritzy said.
Shunichi Ritchym, who works as a sales associate for Japanese Stationeries and Gifts, said that even before she came to the United States, she had always felt a connection to the holiday season.
She said that the family tradition of putting together their own handmade holiday stations was a way of saying goodbye to their families and friends.
“It was very important for me to express this to my kids and my family,” she told CNNMoney.
The holiday season can also be a time for family bonding.
“The Japanese holiday season is very much a family event, and families are very involved,” Ritchyns mother said.
It’s the family that creates the holiday atmosphere, and it’s this spirit of family that we are going to be able to convey to the world through these products.