Loveliness from Japan – my little Daruma

Hello everyone,

I think everyone needs a little motivation to achieve a certain goal, or realise a dream or make a wish come true. That’s exactly what a DARUMA is for.  A DARUMA is a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll. It is a centuries-old tradition from Japan.
Those who know me well know that I have a special relathionship with Japan (like many French people) and that like everything Japanese. I had three years of Japanese at school (which I completely forgot of course) but I am still a big fan of the Japanese culture and I spent my honeymoon in Japan in 2008.

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Akiko – Ein Stück Japan

So, I think I talked or showed enough of my handmade stuff in the last posts. So let’s talk about Hamburg. The first shop I would like to talk about is the beautiful Japanese shop called Akiko – “Ein Stück Japan” in the Hamburg Neustadt. Hamburg has so many design and decoration treasures to offer and so the Neustadt – it is not going to be the last post about this part of the city.
 Akiko opened her shop in the Wexstraße 39 about eight years ago.

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