5 Ways to Incorporate Japanese Homewares into Your Everyday Life

5 Ways to Incorporate Japanese Homewares into Your Everyday Life

In our bustling and sometimes chaotic lives, finding quiet moments of tranquillity is essential. There is no better place to create your own space to centre yourself than in your own home. From candles crafted for mindfulness to natural artisanal incense, here are our top picks for introducing minimal Japanese homewares into your home and daily routine.

Incorporate Nature

A fine bamboo case with delicate floral arrangement

Japanese culture places a strong emphasis on the harmonious relationship between humans and nature. Add life to any space with the Suruga Sensuji Flower Vase. Crafted with precision and care, this vase is more than just a vessel for flowers—it's a work of art in its own right. The minimal and elegant design is suited to both Japanese and Western floral arrangements, making for an incredibly versatile piece for a range of spaces. 

Take a moment for mindfulness

A brightly coloured mindfulness candle set

Whether to cultivate a stronger awareness of the present moment or simply as a calming self-practice, meditation and mindfulness play an important role in many Japanese lives. Embrace Zen and take a moment for quiet reflection with a Rice Wax Candle Set. Handcrafted from natural rice wax, each candle has a controlled burn time to accompany meditation routines and quiet breaks away from your busy schedule. Drip-free and practically smokeless, these candles are fantastic for quiet use both indoors and outdoors.

Engage your senses

The full collection of Japanese incense aromas

Japanese incense brings a soothing aroma to your home and space. Invite the essence of nature into your home with Chikuseiko Incense. Made from the finest natural ingredients, the scent is gentle and not at all overpowering. The six aromas range from the subtle fragrance of bamboo to the sweet scent of cherry blossom. The Chikuseiko Incense creates very little smoke making it perfect for enjoying the calming fragrance in all room sizes. Whether you use incense for meditation or simply to lighten the mood of your home, these are aromas not to be missed.

Find pleasure in the small things

Drinking tea from a Japanese ceramic cup

Sometimes the most simple things in life can bring us the most joy. This is the cornerstone of slow and mindful living. Finding joy in drinking your favourite tea or coffee from a beautiful cup or breathing in the rich aromas of a large, warm bowl of ramen are a couple of our favourite moments. Made for a lifetime of daily use, finding a Japanese ceramic piece to cherish can enhance your daily rituals and help find small moments to slow down and enjoy the present. Enjoy the unique beauty and stunning craftsmanship with every cup, bowl, or meal.

Turn off the big lights

Mari Washi Paper Lamp illuminating a small room

Add a touch of traditional Japanese charm to your living space with a Washi Paper Lamp. Handcrafted from delicate washi paper by skilled Japanese artisans, these lamps cast a soft, warm glow that transforms any room into a tranquil oasis. Add them in your bedroom, living room, or study and bask in the gentle radiance of their craftsmanship. Our collection of washi paper lamps by Asano have captured the essence of traditional chochin, beautifully reimaged for contemporary homes.

Cultivate Your Own Space with OKAERI

At OKAERI, we believe that beauty lies in the simplicity of everyday moments. With our curated selection of Japanese homewares, you can transform your living space into a sanctuary of your own. As you incorporate these elements into your daily life, may you find solace, inspiration, and joy in the subtle beauty that surrounds you. 

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