5 Recommended Items for This Spring from Osaka’s “Hankyu Umeda Main Store”
In the heart of Osaka's city center, Umeda, you'll find the impressive Hankyu Umeda Main Store, one of Japan’s largest department stores. Housing many of the world's finest brands—and everything from sweets and cosmetics to fashion—it serves as an invaluable resource for fashion-conscious women interested in all the latest crazes. It is the place to learn about Japan’s current trends. Through this article, we hope to give you a sneak peek into the latest trend developments of the upcoming season. This time around, we will be introducing 5 items recommended for the spring season!
5 Recommended Items
1. Face Color Rose Ladurée – Store: Les Merveilleuses Ladurée (2F)
Les Merveilleuses Ladurée is a famous for its macarons and other sweets, but it also sells cosmetic goods! Their “Face Color Rose Ladurée” is petal-shaped blush, stored in a cute container with a heart motif. Its gentle rose scenting is another feminine touch. This product makes a great souvenir or surprise gift!
2. Spring Blossom Tea Cup & Saucer (Lee) – Store: Wedgwood (7F)
Wedgwood is a porcelain and china brand that has received an honorable royal warrant of appointment from the British royal family. This spring, we recommend to you their “Spring Blossom Tea Cup & Saucer (Lee),” which has a lovely cherry blossom motif. The subtle pink gradation is absolutely stunning. These pieces will certainly add an extra glamorous flair to your dining table.
3. Cherry Glass & Coaster – Store: Sugahara Glass (7F)
All of Sugahara Glass’s products are handmade. These shining goods, hand-crafted by talented artisans, are certainly worth taking a look at. The “Cherry Glass & Coaster” set is made with a lovely cherry blossom design, and it looks almost as if there are cherry blossoms floating on the surface of the glass. When you are not using the glass, you can also put the coaster on top, turning it into a cute accessory case.
4. Hanagasumi Small Plates (Five-Piece Set) – Store: Tachikichi (7F)
Tachikichi’s wares last a long time, and they can help you enjoy the changing seasons. Their products are always crafted with care. Among Tachikichi’s goods, one is becoming so popular that it is on backorder: their “Hanagasumi Small Plates (Five-Piece Set).” These plates are made to convey the image of cherry blossoms that, while they bloom in the distance, are shrouded in a misty haze. They are perfect for holding small treats, such as Japanese sweets.
5. Brush-Pattern Cherry Blossom Sake Cup – Store: Yamada Heiando (7F)
Yamada Heiando is a first-class maker of lacquerware. They bring a variety of products to the table that blend seamlessly with modern life, while still holding tradition very dear. One of their products, the “Brush-Pattern Cherry Blossom Sake Cup,” is decorated with a depiction of cherry blossom petals dancing in the sky, swept up by a spring breeze. Each individual cup is hand-painted by skilled craftsmen. Sipping sake from this cup is sure to make your drink even more delicious.