How to Use Livrer Yokohama Laundry

As we mentioned before we carry Livrer Yokohama is a one-of-a-kind dry cleaning shop in Yokohama that specializes in cleaning stage costumes for clients that include Cirque du Soleil's "Totem," and some of the world's top artists including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and famous Japanese artists. Costumes used for live performances are often made with complex patterns and delicate materials, making them very difficult to clean without exceptional experience, knowledge, and skill. There are problems with sweat, make up, etc, and Livrer Yokohama is the best of the best to gently and thoroughly 

Utilizing this expertise, Livrer Yokohama developed a laundry detergent that does not need a fabric softener. A gentle detergent made by a dry-cleaning shop. A luxurious blend of palm-derived cleaning ingredients, and amino acids and amino silicone, which are cosmetic grade moisturizing and softening ingredients. This detergent has superior cleaning properties while also softening and preventing clothes from shrinking.

For fragrance, it uses a base of natural essential oils to which synthetic fragrances have been added so that the pleasant fragrance remains after washing.

The fragrances that we are available at Bows & Arrows include: Beach, Bergamot, Forest, Green Apple, Rose.

When you do laundry at home, the last thing you want is to have a dirty washer tub. If any of the things listed bellow apply to you, it's time to get your washing machine cleaned.

Causes of this are: You use a softner, Your laundries smell, You use soap at the laundry detergent, You never cleaned your washer tub, You have soaked clothes for too long:  For all of these reasons your washer tub smell bad, in turn your clothes small bad. Solution: Pour 30mL LIVRER YOKOHAMA WASHING MACHINE CLEANER

Select "washer tub cleaning course" and clean the washer tub. After cleaning the tub, select a normal course without any laundries (repeat this procedure twice). Remove rubbish if there are any. Wash your everyday laundry.

To Wash using a machine:

1。Make a pre-laundry liquid in a spray bottle (mix 1:1 ratio of detergent and water)

2. Spray the pre-laundry liquid on stubborn stains and tap it with a brush

3。Make sure you use plenty of water for laundry. The normal laundry course will not have enough water.

- 40mL of detergent for 50-60L of water

- 30mL of detergent for 35-50L of water

- 20mL of detergent for 20-35L of water

4。 Mix water with detergent. Set your laundry machine, and start it up but without the laundry for the first 3 minutes.

5. Once the water and the detergent is mixed, place the laundries in the laundry machine.

6. Rinse your laundry once, and spin for 5 minutes. You'll have your laundry done perfectly and beautifully soft.

To Handwash Delicates like cashmere, silk, wool, etc:

1.Make a pre-laundry liquid in a spray bottle (mix1:1ratio of detergent and water)

2. Spray the pre-laundry liquid on stubborn stains and tap it with a brush

3. Put your items that require a light touch in a mesh laundry bag

4. Mix water with detergent. 5cc of detergent will be necessary for every 5L of water. If the item has a stubborn stain, pre-soak it using 40℃ water

5。Put your laundry in and wash them by hand. Keep the bag tight and tie it if necessary so that there isn’t excess space inside. It should be as compact as possible.

6. Put your laundry into the laundry machine and spin it for 1 minute

7. Rinse your laundries once using 5L of water

8. Spin your laundries again in the bag for 1 - 3minutes

9. Dry flat items such as knitted ones, which will lose shape when hung from a hanger.

Livrer - Laundry Detergent Beach
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Livrer - Laundry Detergent Forest
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Livrer - Laundry Detergent Green Apple
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Livrer - Silk&Wool Detergent Rose
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Strong Canvas Gardening Tool Bag

 
Matsunoya - Heavy Canvas Tool Tote
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Matsunoya strong cotton canvas tote bag for gardening tools.  Matsunoya Threadline tote is made from 100% heavy duty cotton canvas. The trademarked fabric makes it durable enough to maintain its shape. 100% cotton and is very strong. The Canvas that is woven in Okayama, Japan.

Multi pockets to fit your gardening tools or other tools but it definatly has a feel for work outdoors. Very strong and you can wash the bag in the washing machine with cold water. Small silver latches let you adjust its shape and size. Perfect for summer gardening. 

Vincent Shoelaces

"Vincent Shoelace" was started by a man and woman from Kyoto and their love of shoes however he felt that there was a lack in shoe lace varieties so they decided to design their own. They consider that you should change your shoelaces like you change your hairstyles. There all multiple colors and patterns.

The Bees wax:

It is an original waterproof wax for waxing your laces so that they stay clean. All materials are combined with natural ingredients, and are handmade by two people. Lanolin, which is taken from beeswax and kyou oil.

You rub the shoelace with the bar of wax like you would an eraser and finally lightly melt the wax with a dryer. This process makes the shoelace stronger and helps to keep it shape better when tied. The wax also protects your laces from dirt and rain.

They also created what they named, “Cocks Comb” in three different colors so you can change the front of you favorite sneakers when they get dirty. A spin-off item that they wanted to create as another way to accessorize your sneakers.

These products can be found at our store. 

Vincent Shoelace - H. Cooper
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Vincent Shoelace - Travis
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Vincent Shoelace - Pee-wee
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Vincent Shoelace - Beewax
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Vincent Shoelace - Cockscomb
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Stalogy : Touch Screen Roller

Perfect cleaner for touch screens like Ipad’s, Iphones, etc. This gently cleanses of any dust or fingerprints without damaging the. Highly addictive.
Portable and refillable, what everyone should have on your desk.

The roller contains 12 sticky sheet sections that can be used for approximately 40 times.
Available in Black, Red, Light Blue. Refill’s are available as well.

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Summer Hakutou White Peaches

Okayama’s peaches are well-known among the Japanese for the folk tale of “Momotarou (Peach Boy)”, and peach blossoms represent Okayama as the “Prefectural Flower”.

Full-scale peach cultivation began in 1875 (Meiji Period), when peaches were brought to Okayama from China. With the gifted environmental features and the long hard work of the foregoers who acquired brilliant techniques, Okayama became one of Japan’s largest peach producers.

“White peaches” are grown with extra care; each fruit is covered with a small bag to protect the delicate soft white skin to ripen it to perfection. This process requires a lot of work, and is an important technique in cultivating the finest peaches. Comments like “I’ve never had peaches that are this soft and sweet.” and “Peaches made in Okayama are always delicious!” are the finest compliments for the peach producers in Okayama.

White peaches from various regions can be found in August and are very special. Juicy and without preservatives. When the fruit is small the farmer will examine each fruit and cut any that do not look. About 1/3rd of the peaches are culled during this process, hence all the goodness of the tree can go into the peaches that are kept. After this, each peach is individually wrapped in light paper to prevent spoiling by bugs.

If you cannot find any green colors on the stem of the peach, that means your peach is fully ripen. You should enjoy it right away. If you leave it in the refrigerator to cool for two hours before you eat it, you can enjoy it even better!

But be careful not to cool it too much. If you leave it in the refrigerator too long, you won’t be able to fully enjoy the flavor or sweetness. So if you can’t eat it right away, leave it in room temperature, but try to eat it as soon as possible. Avoid leaving it in the refrigerator too long, or under direct sunlight for the peach may rot.

The best way to enjoy peaches are eating them fresh, but if you have more than enough peaches, try making some fresh peach jam. Cook it in an enamel pot, with half the amount of granulated sugar of the peaches.

You can enjoy the jam along with some yogurt, or mix it with milk to make a refreshing drink!

These are truly special peaches and we look forward to having them in summer!

Japanese Beach Culture

In Japan everyone tries to go to the beach during summer. There are many cliffs Japan’s coastline so naturally the beaches with sand are very packed.  Since we live on a mostly volcanic island, most beaches have black sand that gets really hot in summer so if you don’t have beach shoes, it can feel like you are walking on hot coals. There are some beaches with lighter sand and always completely full of people. By the busy beaches you find several Umi no ie (seaside house) which is more like a shack with food (providing shade, bathrooms, showers, lockers for storage, etc.) These prefabricated buildings are put up quickly at the end of tsuyu, rainy season, and taken down on September 1st.  Tatami mat on the floor which work well to remove sand.

In the last decade, “Designer umi no ie” have become popular for the fashion & design crowd with private bookings organized by various brands. Expect good food, special cocktails, select activities, etc. In the evening there are dj’s and sometimes live performances as well. One of our favorites is Caban by David Guarino & fashion house Tomorrowland.

Popular activities on the beach are pretty much the same as in every country, with the exception of hard core sun-tanning like in Europe. While some people tan, it is still considered bad to ruin your skin in the sun. Many people bring their own protection, a parasol, sometimes a tent. These are mostly for families. Otherwise many use the Umi no ie to find shade and food (curry rice) and refreshments. Kakigori (shaved ice with a flavored syrup on top) is very popular for both adults and kids. 

Other games are Suikawari (watermelon Splitting) : you are blindfolded and given a bamboo stick to whack a watermelon until it splits, everyone enjoys eating the watermelon afterwards. It’s always fun to make sand castles or burry a friend or family member in sand. 

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At the end of the day we do small Fireworks which can be bought in a convenience store or supermarket. Very fun, no matter what age you are. 

Then clean up and go home, make sure to leave the beach clean without garbage and make sure to properly recycle.