In Japan almost every occasion calls for a gift and gift-giving is a practice encountered everyday. For this reason, Japan is a wonderful source of inspiration for your next token of appreciation or celebration. The Sea Bream is associated with good fortune here, which makes this 'fish on a rope' the ideal housewarming gift!
I spotted this quirky gift in Tokyo in Claska Design Hotel's
concept store 'Do'
. It is also available from Rakuten
(ships internationally) and from Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
in the US. The soap comes in pomegranate (red) , brown sugar (black) and lily (white).
Images: Liezel Strauss, Claska, Rakuten