2021 Philadelphia Obon Festival Marketplace
The 9th Annual Philadelphia Obon Festival continues a new Shofuso tradition, born out of the hardships of the previous year, to light lanterns and float them on Shofuso’s pond dedicated to those no longer with us. To give our guests the full experience for 2021, we have invited some of our favorite merchants from the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival and Obon Festival to showcase their Japan-focused merchandise. Check out the shops below to find great gift ides or just something special for yourself.
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We specialize in Original Handmade Accessories inspired by Anime and Japanese trends! Great accessories for daily casual wear, yukata, and kimonos including Origami Rose Pins, Kanzashi Flowers, Face Masks, Scrunchies.
THIS NIGHT makes beautiful, comfortable socks that are designed in New York City, knit in North Carolina, and inspired by the colors and patterns of Japan (where the designer, Kate T. Williamson, had a scholarship to study art for a year). She worked with the talented people at her hometown mill in Reading, PA, for about two years to get the socks just right: soft, US-grown cotton, in a weight that is substantial yet thin enough to fit into shoes well, with a band that is comfortable yet stays up, flat toe seams, and a touch of lycra, so they keep that cozy, "fresh pair" feeling, even after lots of wearing and washing. Kate is also an artist, and she wrote and illustrated a book about Japanese visual culture, A Year in Japan. Her ink and watercolor art (featured in stationery and prints) and socks complement one another, as both are influenced by Japan and often feature flowers, geometric patterns, and interesting color combinations.
ROYCE' Chocolate is a premium Japanese confectionary brand from Hokkaido, Japan founded in 1983. With cooler climates and wonderfully natural terrain, it is the ideal location for sourcing the freshest dairy products and crafting world-class chocolates. Over the years, ROYCE' Chocolate has become known for crafting unique confections such as our signature Nama Chocolates, Matcha Chocolates, and Potatochip Chocolates that are now enjoyed in over 14 countries, including the United States. ROYCE' Chocolate's goal is to let everyone around the globe discover How Japan Does Chocolate.
CapeMayFishPrints.com allows you to bring a wide complement of Japanese gyotaku artwork into your world. Original, handmade monotypes can be made into a variety of formats to suit you.
Ya's For Y'all creates original Tsumami-zaiku jewelry using a combination of antique Japanese kimono fabric, pure silver jewelry and natural stones. These colorful brooches, necklaces, earrings and accessories are loved by children and adults alike and make terrific gifts for any occasion.