ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Features Jcollector’s Hagoita

Japanese Hagoita New Years Paddle

Thank you Architectural Digest for featuring one of Jcollector’s fabulous antique hagoita New Year’s paddles in your August, 2009, issue! Readers, you can view it on page 64 in the “Discoveries by Designers” section. As a result of AD’s interest, we have had a run on these wonderful items and are actively searching for others to replenish our inventory.

Traditional Japanese hagoita are wooden paddles used for a game called hanetsuki, which is similar to badminton. Each December, hagoita markets open in Japan selling these charming New Year’s gifts for girls. A market near Toyko’s Senso-ji temple in Asakusa is perhaps Japan’s oldest (founded 350 years ago during the Edo period) and most famous. It is typically held annually from December 17-19.

Japanese Hagoita New Year’s Paddle, Wisteria Maiden

Antique hagoita come in all sizes and are crafted with one side of handpainted wood (used to hit the shuttlecock) and another, even more decorative side, of finely rendered silk and other fabrics skillfully fashioned in high relief to represent well-known Kabuki theater figures. The older ones are highly valued and in great demand as wall hangings or dramatic decorative elements in any environment.

Check back often at Jcollector, as we are regularly updating our selection of antique hagoita!

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Free Shipping at Jcollector and Jtansu

ACT NOW! During the next 24-HOURS, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL FURNITURE, ART AND ANTIQUES at and  (Offer ends Thursday, March 5, midnight.)

Running late?  On SELECT ITEMS (all non-furniture and many furniture pieces), we’ll extend FREE SHIPPING THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH.  Look for the green truck icon!

Need more convincing?  Check out our HUGE selection of SALE items, marked down 20-40%.  There’s no better time to buy!

Hurry to and, your online centers for quality Japanese and Asian art, antiques and furniture, to receive FREE SHIPPING anywhere within the continental USA and GREAT DISCOUNTS.

As always, we thank you for your business.  Our customers are the best!

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Free Shipping through August

With fuel prices as they are now, there’s nothing like FREE SHIPPING!

Jcollector and Jtansu are offering FREE SHIPPING throughout the month of August.  This means that on the purchase of a formidable kitchen tansu, for example, you can save over $500 in transportation costs!

Smaller (but no less desirable!) items are included in this promotion, so it’s the perfect time to add to your Japanese tea ceremony, doll, or okimono collection.

To make things even more interesting, many items (including furniture) are on sale. Double your savings by taking advantage of both promotions.

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