One of the most charming products that we carry are the Japanese paper balloons - or kamifusen. Made of sturdy waxed paper, these cute little balloons ship flat and can be inflated (and reinflated when needed) with a simple puff. Kamifusen were actually originally designed as toys for children and used for a casual sort of volleyball.
Available as Pandas, Tigers, Monkeys, Elephants and 3
Other than volleyball, what does one do with a paper balloon? We've seen them popping up all over the internet as decoration.
We think they'd be ever so sweet hanging in a child's bedroom. Perhaps even as a mobile? (You know how much we love a good mobile around here!)
They would make wonderful treats in a loot bag, Christmas stocking or care package.
When a special little person in our lives turned one this summer, our animal kamifusen were a must for party decorating!
Strung together using fishing line, gorgeous origami paper from Omiyage, this paper garland tutorial, and, of course) a selection of animal balloons, our garland was a big hit with the guest of honour (and the other guests too!)
What would you do with our Japanese paper balloons?