Yosegi marquetry in Hakone is usually made with very thinly sliced marquetry sheets, which are glued to the surfaces of boxes, photo frames and trays etc. The advantage of using the sheet is that they can produce a large amount of the same designed products at the same time.
There are, however, several craftsmen who do not like to use the sliced marquetry sheets, but instead they produce their products with thickly cut parquetry boards. This type of yosegi parquetry is usually more expensive, but it can be produced with lower quantity.
This Yosegi small tray is a typical yosegi marquetry product, which is made with the thinly sliced yosegi marquetry sheet.
This business card holder is not made with the thinly sliced one, but they use thickly cut parquetry board to create the holder.
One major advantage of this type of yosei is that the details are also beautifully made.
This is only 2,500yen+tax.
The size is 9.4cm x 6.2cm x 0.9cm. It is very thin, but it can hold about 20 business cards (depends on the thickness of the cards though). Very light weight (about 18g).
This hand mirror is also made with the non sliced parquetry.
When you turn this around, you can see the beautiful parquetry pattern.
The diameter is 7.7cm and 1cm thickness.
This is also 2,500yen+tax.
This comes with the simple black case to protect the mirror.
There is a small box with the similar design too.
The size of this box is a business card size.
11.5 wideth x 7.5cm depth x 4.5cm height (inside is 9.6cm x 5.7cm x 3.5cm)
It can, of course, be used for keeping business cards in it, but it can also be used for various other purposes.
The price is 4,500yen+tax
We also have Japanese puzzle boxes on display. If you are interested in these boxes, please visit this page.
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 products 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 @).
Alternatively if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can visit us in Aoyama, Tokyo.
How to visit us in Tokyo?
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro.
Gaienmae station is only 2 stops away from Shibuya.
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
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.