Notice of summer holiday in 2017


MA by So Shi Te will be closed from 3rd till 7th of September 2017. We will open for business as usual from 8th (I am intending to open the store from 1PM on 7th as well though).

This is my first holiday in this year (I usually do not take any fixed holidays, so my store is open 7 days a week) . Although it is only 5 days, I am going to visit Melbourne this year to meet my friend there!!!!

JAL is going to start operating direct flight service from Tokyo to Melbourne from September and I could get very reasonable deal from them, so I booked my tickets right away!!!

I had been telling my friend that I would visit him someday in the future for 4 years and finally I decided to leave Japan for the coming holiday!!! This is going to be my first trip to overseas since I opened my store 10 years ago! How exciting is that!

There are so many places I want to visit and I had been looking at many possibilities of visiting such as London, where I used to live, USA, Taiwan and so on, but I hadn’t been to Australia and thought it would be good opportunity to visit there to meet my friend since I had been telling him so many times that I would visit.

Anyway my return flight from Melbourne arrives Tokyo at 9:05 am on 7th, so I will open my store at around 13:00 unless there is no serious delay on the flight.

If any of you are intending to visit my store on 7th, please call my store before visiting to see I am here.

If you are living in Melbourne and want anything from my store, I can deliver that for you for no extra shipping cost!!!!

How to visit us in Tokyo?

The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro.

If you are a visitor to Japan, please bring your passport, so you can claim for tax free!

MA by So Shi Te

2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,

Tokyo Japan 107–0062

Tel: 03-3401-0922


The featured image is of a laminated bamboo vase called LIN.

For more details, please visit our online stores. It comes in 3 different sizes and the photo is of the smallest one.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. spring snow says:

    Have a great time !!
    I used to live in Merborne ( in 90’s , before moved to the UK ).
    I’m sure you will love there. 🙂

    1. Oh, I now remember you told me that!!! Thank you! It’s only three nights in Melbourne but I’m sure I’ll make the most of it!

  2. spring snow says:

    Melbourne ! Sorry misspelled ..
    ( after 14 dayshifts without day off, my brain is like jelly … )

    1. Oh, no!!!! 14 days in a raw!!! Otsukaresama desu!

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