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      Maple Tree Fan Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. Printed on high quality, metallic card, this charming picture of a maple leaves is not only beautiful, but traditional. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this is a great card for any occasion. Try a traditional card for a traditional season. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Boy With Bow And Arrow Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card made using the paper embossing technique. This charming picture of a young boy playing with a small bow and arrow is truly one of a kind. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion. Card measures approx. 15cm in height, and 10.5cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Girl With Paper Windmill Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card made using the paper embossing technique. This charming picture of a young girl playing with a a paper windmill is truly one of a kind. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion. Card measures approx. 15cm in height, and 10.5cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Cherry Blossom Tree and Bird Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a small bird perched on a cherry blossom branch is a great card for any occasion. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper. </p>

      £4.00

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      Ukiyoe Kabuki Actor Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a kabuki actor is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.Card measures approx. 16cm in length, 11.5cm in width. Envelope measures approx. 17.5cm in length, 12cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Jun Nakahara Girl in Red Christmas Card

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      <p>Bring a little Japanese into your Christmas this year. This charming picture of a girl in red illustrated by graphic artist Jun Nakahara with the caption "Merry Christmas". Give your family and friends something a little different. This card has been left blank inside for your own message. Includes envelope. Card measures approx. 18cm in height, 11.5cm in width.</p>

      £4.00

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      Mt. Fuji Fan Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. Printed on high quality, metallic card, this charming picture of Mt. Fuji is not only beautiful, but traditional. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this is a great card for any occasion. Try a traditional card for a traditional season. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Beautiful Geisha with Umbrella Card Fan

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. This card is a wonderful design of a beautiful Geisha on the front of a metallic miniature hard fan. It is beautifully drawn in vivid colours. Perfect for any occasion and will certainly impress. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Japanese Scenery Yasaka Pagoda Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of Yasaka pagoda in wintertime is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.</p>

      £3.00

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      Mount Fuji in the Spring Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: While scholars debate the origin of the sacred mountain's name, 'Fuji', one of the most commonly used meanings is 'Everlasting Life'. In the foreground, the blooming of cherry blossoms signifies the arrival of spring. A symbol of purity and the beauty of transience, the cherry blossoms remind us to enjoy each and every moment of life.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Koitsu Tsuchiya's 'Winter Willows' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The willow tree is a symbol of grace and strength. Koitsu was born in 1870 near Hamamatsu (Shizuoka Prefecture) moving to Tokyo at the age of 15. He became an apprentice, studying under the master Kiyochika and moving into his home for 19 years, during which they formed a family-like bond. The subtle use of light and shadow in his landscapes is a trademark of this highly recognised Japanese artist.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Temple In Snow Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Kawase Hasui was one of the most talented, prolific and recognised artists of the Shin Hanga (New Print) movement. He is best known for his landscape prints, with his work often carrying a magical peaceful energy. Depicted in the foreground is the evergreen pine tree, which both the Japanese and Chinese regard as a symbol of longevity, good fortune, and steadfastness.This card is made from quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.Card Size: 15.1cm x 10.7cmEnvelope Size: 16.2cm x 11.3cm</p>

      £2.95

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      Kokeshi Doll Magnet Bookmarks

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      <p>A charming way to keep your page.Never lose your spot in your book with this set of two magnetic bookmarks. Decorated with images of decorative kokeshi dolls, these bendy bookmarks are designed to be folded over the page you wish to mark and magnetically trap the marked page between the two halves. Bookmark measures approx. 6cm in length (12cm including both halves), 2cm in width.Item design may vary.</p>

      £3.99

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      London Skull Pass Holder

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      <p>Convenient and stylish; what’s not to like? All four of the pass holders in this series feature Japanese calligraphy techniques, and this particular design has also drawn inspiration from modern-day London. A clever combination of cultures, this is an ideal gift for any London traveller.</p>

      £3.99

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      New Year's Monkey And Bamboo Greeting Card

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      <p>For celebrating 2016, the Year of the Monkey. Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The Japanese word for monkey, 'saru', is a homonym of the Japanese word 'expel' (also pronounced saru'), meaning 'dispel' or 'push away'. This has given the monkey a sacred symbolism as a guardian against negativity and misfortune. The bamboo, which is also present in the image, is traditionally regarded as a symbol of good luck.This card is made from quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.Card Size: 15.1cm x 10.7cmEnvelope Size: 16.2cm x 11.3cm</p>

      £2.95

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      Hiroshige's 'Clearing after Snow' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Nihonbashi is now a business district in Tokyo and the stone bridge built in 1911 still stands at the same site today. This replaced the various wooden bridges (depicted in this image) which were first contructed back in 1603. The artist Hiroshige is often considered, along with Hokusai, one of the greatest 19th Century Japanese print artists and is known to have influenced Western impressionists.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Hiroshige's 'Sea in Suruga' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: While scholars debate the origin of 'Fuji', the sacred mountain's name, one of the most commonly used meanings is 'Everlasting Life'. Hiroshige is considered to be one of the greatest 19th Century Japanese print artists, thought to have designed around 5400 prints. This image is from the series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji' produced in 1858.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Shoson's 'Sparrows on Nandina' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Nandina domestica is also known as 'heavenly bamboo'. The tree is called 'nanten' in Japan, where the nandina is said to dispel misfortune and is regarded as an auspicious plant that brings good luck. Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Toyohara Chikanobu's 'Beauty Holding Fan' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Chikanobu is recognised as one of the greatest prolific masters of beauty prints from the late 19th Century. His works capture the transition from the age of traditional Japan to the Westernisation of the Meiji era, illustrating the exciting changes in women's fashion during his lifetime.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      New Year Greeting Card - Red

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      <p>Happy (Japanese) New Year!Send somebody special your fondest New Year wishes with this ornate Japanese greeting card. This greeting card is vibrantly decorated with pictures of traditional Japanese New Year symbols, including paper crames, waving fans, kagami mochi decorations, lucky cats and more. This is ideal for sending to appreciaters of Japanese society and culture. Card measures approx. 17.5cm in length, 11.5cm in width. Envelope included.</p>

      £3.00

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      Ukiyoe Geisha Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a geisha is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.Card measures approx. 16cm in length, 11.5cm in width. Envelope measures approx. 17.5cm in length, 12cm in width.</p>

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      £3.00

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      Reversible Magnet - Samurai

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      <p>A unique stocking filler.If you are looking for a charming, practical gift for anybody fascinated by traditional Japanese culture, this reversible magnet may be just what you are searching for. Decorated on both sides with a different image of a regal samurai warrior in full armour, this magnet would be a handy addition to anybody's fridge or magnetic cabinet. Magnet measures approx. 4.5cm in width, 6.5cm in height. </p>

      £6.98

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      Landscapes of Kyoto Maiko Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card made using the 'harie' paper collage technique. This charming picture of a maiko in Kyoto is truly one of a kind. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.</p>

      £3.00

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      Kabuki Actors Fan Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. Printed on high quality, metallic card, this charming picture of Kabuki actors is not only beautiful, but traditional. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this is a great card for any occasion. Try a traditional card for a traditional season. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' Fan Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. This card is Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa' printed with a metallic sheen. The sacred peak of Mount Fuji has been venerated as the home of a Fire God, and later the dwelling of a Shinto Goddess of flowering trees. While scholars debate the origin of the sacred mountain's name, 'Fuji', one of the most commonly used meanings is 'Everlasting Life'. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. This is perfect for any occasion and will certainly impress. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Mount Fuji In Winter Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture mount fuji in winter time is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.Card measures approx. 16cm in length, 11.5cm in width. Envelope measures approx. 17.5cm in length, 12cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Winter Sakura Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of snow-covered cherry blossoms in wintertime is a great card for any occasion. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper. Card measures approx. 17.5cm in height, 11.5 cm in width.</p>

      £4.00

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      Nikko In Snow Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Shinkyo bridge, constructed in 1636, with its bold red, yet simple elegance, contrasting with the wildness of the river gorge, the green hills, and the tumbling waters, has long been considered one of the most beautiful structures in Japan. It is ranked as one of the three finest bridges of Japan. In feudal times, the sacred bridge could be used only by the emperor.This card is made from quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.Card Size: 15.1cm x 10.7cmEnvelope Size: 16.2cm x 11.3cm</p>

      £2.95

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      Koitsu Tsuchiya's 'Nikko Pagoda' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Initially built in 1617, the pagoda is part of a complex shrine complex, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The pagoda, destroyed by fire in 1815 and rebuilt in 1818, is designated an Important Cultural Property. The wonder and beauty of the structure is still admired by many today.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Snow at Temple Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Kiyomizu Temple was founded in 1798 and the structure, still standing today, was impressively built without a single nail. The popular expression 'to jump off the stage at Kiyomizu', is the Japanese equivalent of the English expression 'to take the plunge'. This refers to an Edo period tradition held that, if one were to survive a 13 metre jump from the stage, one's wish would be granted. 234 jumps were recorded in the Edo period. The practice is now prohibited!This card is made from quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.Card Size: 15.1cm x 10.7cmEnvelope Size: 16.2cm x 11.3cm</p>

      £2.95

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      Japanese Gift Envelope - Gold

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      <p>It is Japanese tradition to give decorated Shugi Bukuro envelopes containing gifts of crisp money notes at significant times. Weddings, Funerals, Birthdays, New Year, Graduation, Birth, Farewell occasions are all times where you would find these envelopes given. They are ornately decorated and a beautiful gift to give. The decorative gold strand tie, shaped like a bouquet of flowers, slips off so that you can insert money into the folded thick paper envelope. Decorative band with the Japanese for ‘Congratulations’ is included with this envelope.</p>

      £2.38

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      Black Cat Magnet Bookmarks

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      <p>Guard your page from harm.Never lose your spot in your book with this set of two magnetic bookmarks. Decorated with images of black cats, these bendy bookmarks are designed to be folded over the page you wish to mark and magnetically trap the marked page between the two halves. Bookmark measures approx. 6cm in length (12cm including both halves), 2cm in width.</p>

      £3.99

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      Hiroshige's 'Naruto Whirlpools' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: Hiroshige is considered to be one of the greatest 19th Century Japanese print artists. He is thought to have designed around 5400 prints and is best known for his landscape prints. This image is from a series that Hiroshige produced between 1853 and 1856, 'Famous Views of the Sixty Odd Provinces', representing outstanding landscape scenes from various provinces across Japan.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Hiroshige's 'Plum Estate' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The plum blossom is a flower regarded with special fondness in Asia for many centuries, and widely used as a symbol of good fortune. Expressive of enduring happiness, it has been traditionally used as a decorative symbol of congratulatory occasions. Hiroshige is considered to be one of the greatest 19th Century Japanese print artists, known to have influenced Western impressionists such as Van Gogh and Claude Monet.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Peach Blossom Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The peach blossom is enjoyed around the world. Flowers have a language of their own, originating in 17th Century Constantinople. The peach blossom flower means "I am your captive", symbolising the captivating passion that washes over two people in love.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Koson Ohara's 'Sparrow Hortensia' Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The artist Koson Ohara was a Japanese painter and printmaker in the late 19th and early 20th Century. With some 500 works to his name, he was the most famous and prolific 20th Century print artist of the animal and birds genre in Japan.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Beautiful Geisha with Book Fan Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card with a blank back for your own message. This card is a wonderful design of a beautiful Geisha on the front of a metallic miniature hard fan. It is beautifully drawn in vivid colours. Perfect for any occasion and will certainly impress. Plain envelope and plain reverse of fan. Card measures approx. 11cm in width, 11cm in height, 19cm in height including handle.</p>

      £5.00

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      Japanese Scenery Miyajima Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of Miyajima's torii gate in wintertime is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.</p>

      £3.00

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      Pagoda In Kyoto Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a pagoda in Kyoto is a great card for any occasion. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper. Card measures approx. 20.5cm in height, 15cm in width.</p>

      £4.00

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      Boy And Girl Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card made using the paper embossing technique. This charming picture of a boy and girl playing the traditional 'ayatori' string figure game is truly one of a kind. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion. Card measures approx. 15cm in height, and 10.5cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Bamboo Forest and Crane Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a crane and a bamboo forest is a great card for any occasion. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper. Card measures approx. 20.5cm in height, 15cm in width.</p>

      £4.00

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      Cherry Blossom Tree and River Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a cherry blossom tree and river is a great card for any occasion. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper. Card measures approx. 17.5cm in height, 11.5 cm in width.</p>

      £4.00

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      Hokusai's 'Great Wave Off Kanagawa' Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of one of Hokusai' famous piece 'Great Wave Off Kanagawa' is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion.Card measures approx. 16cm in length, 11.5cm in width. Envelope measures approx. 17.5cm in length, 12cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Japanese Scenery Geisha and Kinkakuji Greeting Card

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      <p>A unique and beautiful Japanese greetings card printed on high quality, metallic card. This charming picture of a geisha and Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto surrounded by snow in wintertime is absolutely stunning. Complete with envelope and one sheet of high quality writing paper, this card is perfect for any occasion. Calendar measures approx. 16cm in height, 11.5cm in width.</p>

      £3.00

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      Carps and Pine Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: It is said that a koi carp swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with bravery not unlike a Samurai warrior. The Japanese associate koi carps with perseverance in adversity, strength of purpose and determination to overcome obstacles, thus representing courage and the ability to attain high goals. It is also regarded as a symbol of good fortune. Depicted here swimming under a pine tree - both Japanese and Chinese regard the evergreen pine as a symbol of longevity, good fortune and steadfastness.Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Rainbow Reversible Magnet - Ukiyo-e Prints

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      <p>A unique little stocking filler.If you are looking for a small yet practical gift for anybody fascinated by traditional Japanese artwork, this reversible magnet may be just what you are searching for. Decorated on both sides with images of famous Ukiyo-e prints from artist Hokusai's series, 36 Views of Mount Fuji, this magnet has a special film coating on either side that looks like a rainbow at different angles. Magnet measures approx. 8.5cm in width, 5.5cm in height. </p>

      £9.48

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      Pink Lotus Greeting Card

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      <p>Description on the reverse of the greeting card: The lotus is closely associated with purity and spirituality. The lotus flower is revered for its ability to rise from the dirty, murky waters to bloom into a beautiful pure flower. This process symbolises enlightenment - that we can rise above human suffering in the same way as the lotus, by moving from the lowest to the highest state of consciousness. Quality heavy weight luxurious pearlescent paper, giving a beautiful shimmering effect, elegantly finished with rounded corners.</p>

      £2.95

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      Japanese Gift Envelope - White

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      <p>Congratulate your friends and family the Japanese way! This decorative card would be ideal to give a happy couple on their wedding day, and contains a small envelope for inserting money, a gift voucher or a gift card. The decorative ribbon can be easily slipped off, and the gift can be placed inside the envelope which can then be folded inside the decorative card. Two pre-written bands saying ‘Happy Wedding’ in English and ‘Congratulations’ in Japanese are included.</p>

      £2.38