12 April 2023

5 Thoughtful Gifts for Mother's Day

Did you know that many countries celebrate Mother's Day on the same day? In Japan, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Similarly, the United States, Italy, Australia, Finland, China and other countries also have the custom of celebrating Mother's Day on the same day. Just this alone is enough to show how much of a major role mothers play.

The origins of Mother's Day vary from country to country, but it is said that Mother's Day in Japan is based on Mother's Day in the United States. It all started when a young girl, Anna Jarvis, handed out white carnations at church in memory of her mother, a social activist, and urged people to take the opportunity to express their gratitude while mothers were alive. It was this American custom that led to the sending of carnations on Mother's Day in Japan.

In general, flowers are standard gifts in many countries, but at the same time, people give a variety of gifts, not just flowers these days.

This year, why not try a different twist and show your appreciation for your mother with a beautifully crafted Japanese gift?


  • Flower Butterfly Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set
  • Higashi Kiln Mimosa Tobe Mug
  • Soy Sauce Dispensers Collection
  • Yatsuyanagi Sakura Akita Cherry Bark Work Tea Tray Small
  • Chibu Kutani Tumbler

Flower Butterfly Kyo Ware Chopstick Rest Set

These butterfly-shaped Kyo ware chopstick rests are very cute and add a graceful touch to any table setting. All the butterflies are hand-drawn, and each has a slightly different design and color. Spreading them out on the table, your mother may feel as if she has blended into a culinary garden.

Crafted from stoneware, they are easy to keep clean and suitable for everyday use. In addition, the elegant purple box adds a special touch.

The perfect gift for mothers who love cooking and hospitality!

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Golden Tree Kutani Japanese Flower Vase

This is a very popular sophisticated Kutani flower vase, decorated with gold and silver trees and mountain ranges. Its intricate detailing of branches are impressive, and the scattered gold gives it an elegant touch. Also, the glossy glaze and soft gradient of the vase is magnificent.

Depending on which angle to display it in front, the vase will take on a different feel and nuance. This is a wonderful gift that enables your mother to arrange flowers depending on her mood.

The size, which is neither too large nor too small, is suitable for arranging flowers every day at home. In addition, the vase by itself makes a wonderful interior decoration in a room.

This vase will act as a perfect gift for mothers who love nature motifs and want to add a beautiful piece of art into their home.

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Higashi Kiln Mimosa Tobe Mug

This mug is made by Higashi Kiln in Ehime, which explores soft and beautiful porcelain like watercolor paintings. Alyne Ohigashi is a talented artist from the Philippines. She makes cute and colorful tableware with originality that is not bound by the frame of Tobe ware.

The design is simple, but the small golden dots add an extra touch of flair, making it not too casual. Just as the mimosa makes us feel the arrival of spring, this cup will lighten up your mother's mood.

The cup is lightweight and has a large handle that fits comfortably in the hand. It is perfect for everyday use.

If you are interested in the Mimosa design, there are other items you can look at. To see more about Higashi Kiln Mimosa Series, please click the button below.

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Fukunishi Sobe Gold Sasanqua Aizu Lacquerware Tray

This is a beautiful piece of art, the round tray exudes grace and sophistication with sasanqua painting. It was crafted by Fukunishi Sobe, a company that aims to create products that fit modern lifestyles while utilizing the traditional techniques of Aizu lacquerware.

Smooth and shiny, the impression of the sasanqua flowers and leaves looks different depending on the way the light is shone on them.

Since it is made of wood resin and coated with urethane, it is durable and lasts for a long period of time.

This item is recommended for mothers who love tea, as matcha is currently booming all over the world. It is also recommended for mothers who enjoy cooking and drinking. For those who love interior design, it can be used as a stand for displaying flowers and interior decorations.

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Arita Porcelain Lab Yazaemon Blue Sake Cooler

This is a blue sake cooler with the design full of chrysanthemum and arabesque patterns, which are the signature designs of Old Imari ware. The intricacy of the artwork is truly remarkable. It is perfect for chilling small sake or wine bottles as 360ml(12.2oz). The time spent drinking beside it will definitely be an enjoyable, memorable and enriching experience.

In addition, what's great about this smaller container is that, with a bit of creativity, it can be used for many different purposes. It can be used as a flower vase or plant pot cover, as well as a container for remote controls, chopsticks and many other uses. It's up to your mother to determine how best to make use of it.

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Soy Sauce Dispensers Collection

With the recent global boom in Japanese food, a collection of a soy sauce dispenser can add color and flair to a dinner table. Although it is a useful item, it can be a bit difficult to choose one that is pretty and easy to use. We have prepared a diverse lineup, including elaborately shaped glasses, small balloon-shaped ones, and also porcelain dispensers with colorful and cute designs.

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Among all, one of our most recommended items is the orange Edo glass soy sauce dispenser. This is produced by Hirota Glass, a glassware manufacturer that has integrated tradition and modernity. The unique shape of the bird and the adorable orange color creates a cheerful and bright atmosphere. In addition, its spout is designed to look like a beak, emphasizing the attention to detail that went into its creation.

 This soy sauce dispenser is known for being resistant to leaks and drips, making it a long-selling item. For mothers who enjoy eating Japanese food at home, this gift will be appreciated and cherished for many years.

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Yatsuyanagi Sakura Akita Cherry Bark Work Tea Tray Small

Featuring a beautiful cherry blossom motif, this Japanese tray is crafted from glossy brown cherry bark. Its size makes it perfect for holding tea utensils, and its charming design creates an authentic Japanese atmosphere. Additionally, it can be used to display sweets or fruit in an attractive way.
This item is perfect for mothers who love entertaining guests, and for those who love interior design, it can be used as an interior decoration for their home. Moreover, spending time alone with delicious treats and a cup of hot tea or coffee on this beautiful tray will be cherished moments.

 As the primary raw material is mountain cherry grown in a harsh climate, it is highly durable and has a unique texture. Furthermore, it is easy to clean - simply use a soft sponge with water and then wipe dry with a soft cloth.

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Chibu Kutani Tumbler

This beautiful tumbler has an eye-catching design. The traditional clematis pattern, often depicted on Kutani ware, is painted in gold. Also, if you look closely, you can see the small dots called "Aochibu / Shirochibu" are painted evenly on each piece. This is one of the remarkable techniques of Kutani ware and hand-painted one by one. As each item is individually handcrafted by skilled craftsmen, no two are the same, thus making it the perfect gift for Mother's Day.

 Its generous size will allow your mother to fill it with her favorite beverage- whether that be a refreshing beer, or a hot cup of tea. Not only can it be used for drinks, but it also can be used for other purposes, such as a small flower vase. This sophisticated and distinguished tumbler is sure to make a memorable gift for your mother.

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Lovely Gifts for Moms

We hope this article has been helpful in finding a beautiful Mother's Day gift. A thoughtful gift will surely show your appreciation more clearly than words. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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