It has been getting hot lately in Tokyo of around 30 degree C. It is almost like Summer, but rainy season starts pretty soon, which lasts for about a month until Mid July followed by real hot Summer soon after.
Summer in Japan is, as you may now, very hot with high humidity of around 90%. Many people say that they can survive under the high temperature, because once you are in the shades, you can enjoy cool breeze, but what humidity does to you is to enhance the influence of heat under the sun light and the heat literally keeps covering your body all the time even when you are under the shades…. It gets cooler at night, but in Tokyo the temperature and humidity stay pretty high even at night, so you will be absolutely drenched with sweat while you are asleep without an air conditionair, so when you need to stay in Tokyo during summer, you should make sure that the room has an air conditioner.
Alghouth I am getting nervous about facing the Tokyo summer heat, I am so happy that Mr. Ando new items arrived lately!!!!!!
I introduced his works before already on my blog here, but he has been extreemly popular lately, so I now have to wait for about 6 months for him to prepare the items I order.
This is a small sake cup called Ochoko. The surface has been carefully carved and coated with silver afterward.
Absolutely beautiful piece of art.
These are white porcelain sake cups.
He also made tea cups.
and these are tall grasses with partial silver coating
These are the same sake cup and sake pitcher from the previous blog and my favorite.
Silver coated and non silver coated versions too.
Small vases also arrived few weeks ago, but unfortunately all of them are sold out, but I will show you the photos. I am expecting new vases in 6 months time.
He sometimes use gold as well and they were around 3,500 – 4,000 yen + tax / each. Anyway I now do not have any of them, I am afraid.
Tax Free Shopping
When the total of your purchase exceeds over 5,000yen, you can claim for tax free shopping. We need your passport to do that, so please do not forget to bring it with you, when you visit our store in Tokyo.
How to purchase them?
You can either visit our store in Tokyo or you can send us emails and we can send them overseas by EMS or send them to those designated hotels or places within Japan where you specify after confirming your payment.
Please choose the items you want to purchase and we will calculate the cost of EMS (we normally provide cheaper option if it is available) and we will request the payment with Paypal to you by email. We will send it to you right after we confirm your payment.
For domestic delivery within Japan, the shipping cost is only 648yen and it is free when the total goes over 10,800yen.
Contact address is info(at)mabysoshite.com (please change the (at) to @).
How to visit us in Tokyo?
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro. When you walk up the stairs of the exit, you just need to walk straight and our store is on the right side of the street on the ground floor.
Gaienmae station is only 2 stops away from Shibuya on Tokyo Metro Ginza line.
If you are a visitor, please bring your passport, so you can enjoy tax free shopping!
MA by So Shi Te
2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo Japan 107–0062