Searching all of Japan for handcrafted items that express its heart and soul, our proprietor, KASHIYUKA, presents things that bring a bit of luxury to everyday life. The purchase, this time around, is senko hanabi, a very particular variety of firework that causes Japanese hearts to flutter with nostalgic feelings for summer. She pays a visit to a studio in Fukuoka, where they’re handmade using all natural materials.
Tsutsui Tokimasa Gangu Hanabi Seizousho in Miyama-shi, Fukuoka began in 1929. They’ve since been making all sorts of beautiful “sparks” using natural raw materials, as in their senko hanabi, with its 400-year history.