Sunday, November 22, 2009

Presenting Tanimoto Dharma Designs + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!!

Hello all, hope you're having a nice weekend! This has been something in the works for a very long time now, and finally, I would like to present you all to our...


I don't think I've ever mentioned too in depth about this, but my our family business (my dad's) is Tanimoto Gallery and Framing. If you're ever in Hilo, come visit us!! 296 Kilauea Ave, downtown Hilo, between Asami's and Two Ladies Kitchen =) Tanimoto Dharma Designs is the brainchild of my dad. Some background info HERE.

I designed the layout of our website and I am extremely excited and proud that we have come this far!!! This has been a tedious but definitely rewarding labor of love for all of us. It has been my dad's dream to get our message out there, and we are finally able to share our creations with everyone! :D His goal has been to spread the Dharma: universal messages that inspire, motivate, enlighten, and bring happiness. We hope to do that through our handmade artwork.

Which brings me to my...

to celebrate the opening of our online business!

We would like to give one lucky winner either:
Your choice of ONE Wabi-Sabi Cat
6 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 5/8" (Length x Width x Depth)
Click here for more choices!

- OR -

Your choice of THREE Muffins!frames: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
keychains & magents: 2" x 3"
We have the ones you see below (bent acrylic frame) or you can choose keychains or magnets. You can mix and match but only pick three please =)
Click here for all the choices!

The Muffins are my pride and joy and I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They are perfect desk buddies! We have sold OVER 500 Wabi Sabi Cats here in Hilo, and some of them have even gone on to the mainland! Lots of attention, love, and care is put into making each item (: I would know, because I put them together!

If you would like to enter, here's the rules!
1 ENTRY:Leave a comment on THIS POST ONLY stating which item(s) you would like AND your email address (if you don't have a blog) so I can contact you if you win. EXAMPLE: I would like the "Original Wabi Sabi Cat!" or I would like one "Muffin frog" keychain, one "Muffin Panda" desk buddy, and one "Muffin Cow" magnet... or whatever you want! :D Again, please remember you can only pick one Wabi Sabi Cat OR three Muffins.
2 ENTRIES:Repost about this giveaway on your blog. Title it "Erynn's Surprise Giveaway!" or something like that. Please include a link to our website AND store, as well as the rules and some pictures of the prizes. Leave another comment on this post with the link to your post! Of course, this is not required, but it is MUCH APPRECIATED!!! (: AND it will get you another shot at winning (;

Leave another comment on this post giving some suggestions of what you'd like to see more of! Example: animals to be made into muffins, different ideas for cats, ideas for new products, etc.

So you can have a total of three entries (: Winner will be chosen by Giveaway ends on December 12th! Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy our handmade creations!


  1. Thank you for the giveaway. I really like the "contemplating the moon cat." It's so cute!!!

  2. o goodness, the wabi-sabi kitty is sooooo cute

  3. omg those cards are SOOO CUTE! wow great designs on them! And I shall repost your giveaway in my next post! :D

  4. how cute is this! I think it's great that your dad is doing these really cool designs! I've hopped on the website too, and it's looking great! congrats, I wish you, your dad and the family luck with the stores!


  5. Aww it's so cool that you worked on your family's website and now it's up and running, congrats on a job well done. All the stuff is super kawaii, I would be happy with anything. ^^

  6. OMG Eryn! These are soo cute! And the Wabi Sabi is so prominent in Hawaii! :) Do you guys sell at craft fairs? You should! You guys should fly down to Oahu for the big craft fairs! I know you'd sell! The muffins are adorable too! :) EEP! It's all so cute!

    Well here's my entry!
    1. It would be an honor to win the Upside Down Wabi-Sabi Cat
    2. Here's my link! Your family biz is awesome by the way! Love the web site!
    3. How about doing a Muffin Hamster? I know a lot of the mainland gals have hammies for pets!

  7. Wow, they are so cute!! I really like the upside down cat! Too adorable!
    I do think if you could get these on shirts or something, that would be amazing!

  8. HEEHEE so cute! <3 what an awesome family business ^__^

    idk if it's too cliche but do you have all of the chinese zodiac animals?

    i'd love a wabisabi: kitty, platypus and gecko

  9. omg soo cute!! i would love to have upside down wabi-sabi cat hehe thanks for the giveway!

  10. ERYNN!!! THIS IS SO EXCITING! congrats to your family, this is definitely very cool! :) i love the muffins! if i do get chosen, i'd like to have the muffin cow, piggy, and duckie... in the desk buddy and keychain (you can pick which will be which) :) woohooo!

  11. Erynn, kudos to you and your father for creating such amazing and kawaii works of art! The website looks really nice. :D

    I would totally dig the muffin mouse magnet, muffin cow magnet, and muffin hedgehog magnet!

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  12. hey erynn! congrats on the launch of the website! the wabi-sabi and muffins artwork are so cute :) please enter me into ur giveaway, i would like to have the "family cat" wabi sabi cat please <3 thanks! email addy is:

  13. What a cute giveaway The website looks amazing ^__^

    I would like the wabi-sabi cat "cat with red ball"

  14. awwhs so cuute ! thanks for the giveaway <3
    I would like the muffin panda, muffin cow, and muffin duckie keychain/magnet !

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  16. Could you maybe print the designs on bags and T-shirts and such stuff?
    I would soooo buy it :D

  17. woah! they're all so cuteee!! ^^
    but I think I like the Wabi Sabi Cat best, from the description in the web: "Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese view of life that finds beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things humble and simple in nature. It is the beauty of things unpretentious and unrefined."

    really meaningful! ^^ Love it!

    my email:

  18. Ahhhh, I think I wrote a whole thing out and didn't send it. D: If I did and it's just waiting for review please delete one of these comments! Erynn! I love the Wabi-sabi cat so much, I could see it being hung in my computer room or baby room sometime in the future when I have babies. :D

    my e-mail is and I posted about the giveaway here:

  19. wow these are really really cute!

    I would like to have the Wabi Sabi Family Cat simply because my family is what I hold dearest to my heart :3


  20. i would like to have muffin bunny keychain <3 aww sooo adorable


  21. these are the cutest things ever <3 i've never heard of wabi-sabi but the idea is truly a beautiful reflection of how life should be seen.
    I really like "Family Cat" because as Carrie Bradshaw said, "the most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don't, but in the end they're the people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself."
    Thanks for holding this giveaway :-)
    My e-mail is:

  22. email:
    I'd like a muffin cow desk buddy, brown muffin kitty keychain, and a muffin panda keychain.
    I think a muffin turtle would be cute =)
    I posted about your giveaway on my blog

  23. Awww what a great way to promote your family business! They're soooo cute! Here's my entry!

    1) The original Wabi Sabi cat that's upside down!
    3) I would love to see a Muffin MONKEY!

    Thanks for the great giveaway girl <3

  24. ohh wabi sabi is so kawaii!! reminds me of Miyazaki Hayao's the cat from kiki's delivery service!! Congrats to your family and hope your business prosper!! :D

  25. OMG... those cats are soooooo cute!!

    Congratulations and good luck to your family endeavor!! :D

  26. I would LOVE the original Wabi Sabi cat. What a cute idea!

  27. awww all of them are soo cute! =)
    i would like a muffin hedgehog keychain, a muffin mouse keychain and a brown muffin kitty. =)

  28. awwwwwwwwwwwww cuteness!!!!!!!!!!
    count me in for this ^^
    i LOVE Cat with red ball! and muffin panda and muffin piggy >_< so hard to choose lol

  29. omggg there soooo cuteee~~
    i would be soo happy if i had onee. i really like the Original Wabi Sabi Cat is that the 1 with the frame?? the first onee is soo cutee~ i would love it for my christmas their soo adorable.
    email --
    ignore the childish email ^^ had it since i was 8 n_n xx

  30. Ohhh the Wabi-Sabi kitties are too cute!
    I like the one where he's playing with the red yarn:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Muffin Frog, Muffin Goat, and Muffin Moose magnets! <3 It's really ard to choose 3, they are all so cute! n_n

    (my email is

  32. i'll choose the 3 muffins!! office decorations! haha. =P

  33. Wow Erynn!! You have a giveway! Congrats to the opening of a new business! OMG the stuffs are soo cute!! I hope I can enter! :D

    Hope and I hope I can win a Muffin Panda keychain, a muffin Kitty (brown) magnet, and muffin cow keychain :D whoot can't wait dear!!

    email is :D

  34. Suggestions for more animal designs! :D

    Muffin ant
    muffin penguin
    muffin giraffes
    muffin snake (boa constrictor)

    and if they could also be put in a frame like the wabi sabi cat? hehe! :D would love to see more! :D


  35. Also made a blog post dear! :D

    Email is jynxedpanda @ :D hehee

  36. Hey Erynn, is it too late to join? I think the wabi-sabi cats are adorable.. I would love a Family one ;) animal families always touch me.. is my email!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Ohh my goodness. Those wabi sabi cats are adorable. I like the wabi sabi cat with red ball.

    My email is:

  38. They are super cute!! I would like to have the wabi sabi cat :)

  39. I would like the "Family Cat"! It just looks so adorable with 3 little ones clinging to it. My email address is

  40. Hm, I would also like to suggest a wabi sabi cat with a mate as a second entry. xD That would be really adorable~~

  41. congrats on the new store!! so hard to choose!
    muffin bunny magnet
    muffin chicken magnet
    muffin platypus magnet

  42. congrats on your new store!!!

    muffin doggie keychain
    muffin bunny keychain
    muffin mouse keychain

  43. i would suggest how about making small charms for phones? mugs? or tote bags with your prints...

  44. Hii!! I am a follower =] I would like the original wabi sabi cat!


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