Welcome Soap

Tamanohada, a Japanese company based in Tokyo, began making soap in 1892. Tamanohada’s “Welcome Soap" is made using a wooden mold called kashigata traditionally used for creating sweets. This soap portrays the tai fish, a snapper native to the western Pacific Ocean. In Japanese culture, this fish signifies good fortune and great prosperity, making this soap a welcome bath accessory or gift for any household.

The Welcome Soap is available in three scents: muscovado sugar, pomegranate, and lily blossom. Made with certified sustainable palm oil, these soaps are not only items of necessity created using sound environmental practices, but are also physical and visual joys to hold and behold. Palm oil is low in acidity and gentle on skin.

Natural linen rope
Gift boxed
7 x 1.3 x  4 inches
10.9 oz


In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of staff, visitors, and our community, the Gardner Museum is temporarily closed to the public.

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