-Japanese Roof Tile Good Luck Charms-
Small Gift Set
Small gift set that brings happiness and expresses your appreciation.
A small gift for guests at weddings or after parties.
A casual thank-you gift.
We made a special package for this Kobe-born signature “Kawara Senbei” confections to share the joy of a happy occasion.
Since ancient times, kawara (roof tile) has not only protected our houses from wind and snow,
but has been a sign of good fortune that protects us from bad luck.
They send your appreciation for someone you care about and wish them more happiness for the days to come.
When unfolded, the box becomes one sheet of paper,
which we learned from the traditional origata, the origin of origami.
Our classic “Kogawara” is in it (7cm square, 2 pieces, individually wrapped).
◎ Shoufuku Gawara small giftset
(includes two kawara senbei crackers)
¥378 (include tax) / box
With a paper charm of an animal that makes us smile
We made charms of four animals that have been seen as a sign of good fortune since ancient times. The slightly humorous look on animals can’t help but make us smile.
Geckos, written in Japanese as yamori using the kanji 家 and 守 (for house and protect, respectively) have been said to protect our house. They are also seen as a divine messenger, and there’s an old saying that they bring you economic fortune if you see one.
As they can see well, even in darkness, people have believed that they have power to expel evil and bring happiness. They’re also known well as a lucky charm, “Maneki-neko”.
They are a symbol of safety in the household as they peck bad luck. Also, there is a well-known traditional pattern featuring “fukura suzume (plump sparrow, fukura can be written as福良, which means happy and good)”, which represents wealth and affluence.
We see them as being busy raising baby birds, which made them a symbol of being blessed with children. It is said that there will be good fortune where they build a nest.