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What are those sake barrels you see in Shinto Shrines in Japan?

Sake, the traditional Japanese rice wine, holds a significant place in Japanese culture, being associated with rituals, celebrations, and religious ceremonies. In Japanese shrines, sake barrels play a prominent role,...

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Interview with Dan from Chidori Vintage about the history of Japanese pottery.

Interview with Dan from Chidori Vintage Japanese Collectables Q: Hey Dan, can you give us a quick rundown on the history of Japanese pottery? Dan: Yeah, sure! Japanese pottery, or...

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What are Kashigata cake molds?

Japanese wooden Kashigata cake molds are used to make Japanese sweets called Higashi.  They come in many unique shapes such as animals, flowers, etc.  They are unique pieces of art...

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Buying a new Butsudan for a customer overseas!!

We get all kinds of requests at Chidori Vintage.  Recently a customer asked us to source them a new Butsudan.  A Butsudan is a Buddhist Altar.  He belongs to the Jodo...

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New Warehouse at Chidori Vintage

We finally moved out of our old warehouse space in Nakamura Koen in Nagoya.  We have a new place which just happens to be right next to my house.  Our...

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Chidori Vintage is moving into a new warehouse!!

When I started this business in 2008 I was running it out of my apartment.  We had a two story apartment and I also had my English School (See here)....

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