Hosekibako Find of the Week – October 2

STORE OPEN: THURSDAY-SATURDAY | 10AM-3PM This is a Donabe, meaning it’s an earthenware pot used for Japanese style Hot Pot (Nabe). Nabe consists of a soup base made from dashi (dried kelp and fish) and many different assorted veggies, meats, tofu and noodles according to ones taste. With fall already […]

HOSEKIBAKO: Tanabata Sale, 25% off on July 9-11

Hosekibako will be holding a three-day sale around the Japanese holiday of Tanabata, or Star Festival.   A discount of 25% will be applied store wide: find one-of-a-kind items like dish ware, kokeshi dolls, yukatas, kimonos, furoshiki, and more. JCCCW memberscan also apply their membership discount of 15%, earning them a […]

Hosekibako Holiday Sale – 15% OFF 11/29-12/20

Holiday season is in full swing! Come visit Hosekibako and find a special treasure for your friends and family. To spread holiday cheer, the store is excited to offer 15% off to all customers who visit November 29th through December 20th during store hours (Thu-Sat, 10am-3pm).         […]

Bunka no Hi SPECIAL – 20% OFF!

Bunka no Hi (Japanese Culture Day) is coming up on Sunday, November 16th from 11am-5pm and we’re excited to offer a store wide 20% off sale to all customers! Be sure to come by for the festivities and visit the Hosekibako while you’re taking a break from the various activities […]

Nemaki – Summer Sleep Wear

This nightgown is called nemaki, literally, sleepwear.  At first glance, it looks like a yukata, which is a summer kimono. Traditionally Japanese people wear yukata after bathing or as sleepwear in summer because they are very light and comfortable. This nemaki is even thinner and softer than yukata, and becomes […]

Summer and Collecting at Hosekibako

Wherever you are in the world, hot summer months demand open-toed sandals or flip flops.  Traditional geta sandals pre-dated the western flip-flop by several millennia.  These shoes are made with a wood board, called a dai, connected to a cloth thong, called a hanao.  These sandals were ideal for wear […]

Sakura Season ~ 桜の季節

Sakura, cherry blossoms, are now in full bloom at the University of Washington and all around Seattle. The cherry blossom is cherished in Japanese culture because of its beauty and short life. In Japan, many people enjoy Hanami, cherry blossom viewing, in which they go to a park to have bento […]

Hosekibako: Japanese Resale Shop

Step through the doors of Hosekibako and discover the wonderful world of Japan.         Location:                                                          511 16th Ave S. […]

Hina Matsuri – Doll’s Day

Hina Matsuri (雛祭り) is celebrated in Japan every year on March 3rd. It is very common for families with daughters to have a display of dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians all adorned with traditional court dress of the Heian period (794-1185 AD). While a traditional Hina set […]