Mr. Ito was born in 1975 in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. When he was 18, he moved to the USA, where he originally studied pottery. He, then, moved onto the study of glass art. He moved back to Japan in 1999 and he eventually set up his own workshop in 2004 in Yamaguchi prefecture.
His works are famous for very intricate use of fine lace glasses and have been attracting many enthusiastic fans in Japan.
The black series is very elegant and beautiful. These are sake cups and sake carafe.
The prices are 5,800yen+tax (cup) and 12,000yen+tax (carafe) .
I love these small black lace glass vases, which we call Ichirinzashi ( a vase for one flower).
It is hard to tell the sizes by just looking at the photo, but the tallest one is only 9cm tall.
The prices are all 3,800yen+tax.
Although he has recently increased the prices of his works, but they still remain reasonable for the quality, I suppose.
This is one of his renowned masterpieces; Spider glass.
I reckon you instantly understood where the name comes from; spider webs.
They are so beautiful so that I can stare at that for a long time whilst I drink whisky with it.
The price is a little expensive though, but I believe it is worth paying for (15,000yen+tax ). The size is 8.5cm in its hight and 8cm in the diameter.
This is a shallot shaped little ichirinzashi vase (the hight is about 6.5cm). 3,600yen+tax.
The bowls are 6,000yen+tax and 11,000yen+tax. The sizes are about 13.5cm and 18cm in the diameter.
These small tumblers are 4,500yen+tax each and the sizes are 7cm (hight) and 7.5 (diameter).
These are just a glimpse of his vast collection of works, but new ones will continuously be added to our collections, so when you visit our store, you will find new ones then.
If you are seriously considering to purchase any of his art works, I can send you more photos of his works so that you can choose from more selections, so please contact us by email.
Tax Free Shopping
When the total of your purchase exceeds over 5,000yen, you can enjoy tax free shopping with us. We need your passport to do so, 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 art work 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.
Shipping cost will be around 1,400yen to Aisa, 2,000yen to the USA and 2,200yen to European countries with EMS, but cheaper service, which is called epacket, is also available and the price will be about half of EMS, but it will take longer to deliver (e.g. EMS to the USA is about 3 days for the delivery, but it will take about a week for epacket service).
Contact address is info(at)mabysoshite.com (please change the (at) to @).
1. Choose the art work you want and send an email to us (Please tell us your address and phone number)
2. We will reply to you with the cost of EMS and cheaper option price for you to choose.
3. We will send you PayPal payment instruction by email
4. We will send the goods as soon as we confirm your payment.
How to visit us in Tokyo?
The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station （外苑前駅）Exit 1b on Ginza line Tokyo Metro. When you walk up the stairs of the exit 1b, you just need to walk straight for about 100m 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!
You can also find a map on our HP!
MA by So Shi Te
2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo Japan 107–0062
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:30 (Sat, Sun, NH until 19:00)
*Please check our homepage for holiday information.