The Year of the Ox


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To celebrate the Year of the Ox, we have included in this box items that will bring you luck and good fortune:

  • Fude Pen (x1)
  • Monaka Miso (x1)
  • Washi Postcard (x1)
  • Ox ceramic statuette (x1)
  • Uragu notepad carp and lotus design (x1)
  • Matcha Peanuts (x1 – 70g)
  • New Year Furoshiki, cotton cloth (x1)

Meet the makers


Akemashite Omedetou!! 2021 is the Year of the Ox and we want to celebrate with you! Since the ox is the slowest of animals in the traditional Chinese zodiac, it is said that the Year of the Ox is a year that goes by slowly. It’s an important year to get things done steadily, without rushing. It is a year to build the foundations for a bright future. Do not look for concrete results during the Year of the Ox, they will come later. The Year of the Ox is a year to work hard to start the path to future success.

Included in your box, first, a beautiful ceramic statuette of an ox, from Aichi Prefecture. Then, a furoshiki, a cotton cloth, with a large number of symbols related to the Japanese New Year. You will also find a really lovely notepad with carp and lotus design from Uragu, a tiny shop hidden in the back streets of Miyagawacho, one of Kyoto’s geisha districts. You can write on it with your fudepen from Akashiya, a calligraphy brushes maker in Nara, with over 380 years of history. You will also hold in your hand a beautiful handmade washi postcard with calligraphy on it. The Japanese character on the card is yume and it means dream!

On the snack side, you will be able to try delicious matcha flavored peanuts. This snack comes from the shop Itohkyuemon, a famous tea maker from the city of Uji, founded in 1832. Last but not least, a miso monaka, a sea bream shaped monaka filled with a delicious dry miso.


To be fair and transparent with all our customers we do not include shipping cost in our prices. Shipping fees will be added during checkout. We currently offer ePacket from Japan Post Office for all countries except US and Australia for which we offer DHL. DHL does not seem to suffer delays due to covid-19 crisis. On the other hand the Post Office experiences delays.
TypeDHLJapan Post
Speed5 days after ship date1-3 weeks after shipping date
Sign on deliveryYesYes
PriceUSA & Australia: $19Asia: $10 Europe: $13 N. America: $13

We ship once a week on Fridays

Here is the list of countries we currently ship to.

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  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • China
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Germany
  • Vietnam
  • Turkey
  • United States Of America

Maybe you will; maybe you won’t. In any case, you are 100% responsible for paying consumption tax and import duties.

We do not know in advance if you will be charged for those. It depends on the mood of the customs officer on that day. Assume you will need to pay and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you are not.

Returns, exchanges

All items purchased are final and non-refundable. We do not accept returned orders/items.


We are so sorry to hear that.In the case one of the items is damaged, please take a photo immediately and email us so we can assist you further.

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