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About Mizuhiki

Have you ever had trouble choosing the shape of your mizuhiki or writing your name?

``Noshi'' and ``Mizuhiki'' are gift wrapping papers that are used in a variety of situations.
They are used for ceremonial occasions by using creative techniques such as tying ribbons and different colors.

First of all, what is Noshi? Which one do you choose at a time like this?

Rather than sticking to old traditions, this can also be a useful tip for communicating your feelings effectively. This makes it easy to choose nice wrapping paper, as it can be a gift that will make you feel confident, or it can be a nice gift for your recipient.

I hope you can enjoy giving gifts and feeling of celebration even more.

About Mizuhiki

Noshi designs are chosen for various occasions such as weddings, funerals, etc., but I think more people choose the [Mizuhiki] design than the [Noshi] design.
Introducing [the meaning behind Mizuhiki] as well as Mizuhiki used for auspicious events.

It is said that there are three meanings to attaching a mizuhiki to a gift.

It is made by applying glue to a thin wire and letting it dry and harden. It is used to tie wrapping paper for gifts. Put several pieces together and dye the colors starting from the center. For auspicious occasions, it is red and white, gold and silver, and gold and red. For Buddhist events, the colors are black and white, indigo and white, etc. The shape of the knot can be used depending on the purpose.
Flower knot: Because the knot can be tied again and again, it is used for any number of occasions such as auspicious occasions and gift-giving. Knot cut: Since the knot is not easily undone, it is used when you want to do it only once, so that it does not happen twice or thrice. Abalone knot A type of knot cut. The rings on the left and right sides are tied together, which means that it will last forever. It is especially used for wedding celebrations. Plum knot: Plum blossoms are flowers that bloom despite the harsh winters. It is also used for weddings and various celebrations because the knot is so tight that it cannot be untied easily.

``Mizuhiki color'' Red and white (Kohaku) It is used for all auspicious occasions such as celebrations and sympathy. Gold and silver are used for "one-time" celebrations such as marriage and longevity. In some regions, it is also used for general celebrations. Gold and red Used for decorations such as sacred cards and kadomatsu decorations. Sohaku is used for all auspicious occasions such as celebrations and sympathy. Black silver/Black silver Often used in condolences. The gift bag with black and white mizuhiki is a standard item and can be used regardless of the region. If the amount to be wrapped is between 1,000 and 5,000 yen, there is no problem.If the amount to be wrapped is 10,000 yen or more, choose genuine Mizuhiki.
Blue and white It is used in Buddhist ceremonies, but it is rarely seen in recent years. Originally, blue and white Mizuhiki were only used in some regions, but it is said that this is because the custom of using different Mizuhiki in different regions has decreased. It's common. It tends to be used mainly in areas west of the Kansai region. In Kyoto, there are many cases where black and white Mizuhiki are not used, and yellow and white Mizuhiki are the standard. Sougin Sougin Mizuhiki is used when wrapping gifts of 50,000 yen or more. Please note that if the gift bag and the contents do not match, it may be considered rude. Red and white colors other than ``butterfly knot'' are used only for wedding gifts.

The number of mizuhiki tied together also has meaning. 5: Mizuhiki used for auspicious events are generally odd numbers. Five is considered to be the typical number of mizuhiki. 7 bottles: When you want to celebrate more carefully. Generally, the criteria for choosing between 5 and 7 bottles is often determined by the amount of money inside. 10: For a wedding ceremony, it is said that 10 Mizuhiki strings, which is the standard number of 5 strings tied twice, is good. It is said to represent that two families join hands and form ties through marriage. The number of mizuhiki used for funerals. 4 pieces: Basically, 4 pieces of mizuhiki are suitable for a funeral. The basic number of funeral services is an even number. 2 bottles: If you want to make it simpler, use 2 bottles. 6 bottles: Use 6 bottles when you want to express your feelings. In addition, three Mizuhiki are used for souvenirs, etc. Nine is an odd number, but it is not used because it is associated with ``suffering''.

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