Beautiful pottery of Mr. Kouichi Mizuno 水野幸一さんの陶器

There are numerous number of potters and ceramic artists in Japan, and some of them are internationally renowned craftsmen. My work is to find those craftsmen who have not yet been internationally remarked and introduce them to the rest of the world. So many craftsmen in Japan end their lives without being recognized internationally, although their…

Stunningly beautiful silver coated potteries by Mr. Ryosuke Ando.

They look like carved wooden plates, but they are actually pottery with silver coated on the surfaces. Mr. Ryosuke Ando was born in 1980 and is from Aichi prefecture Japan. His works are meticulously designed, so that they are almost like art pieces, but they can, of course, be used as plates. These round plates…

Meiji Memorial Gallery and Ginkgo tree street in Aoyama

Aoyama, where my shop is located, is very different from other parts of touristy area in Tokyo. Asakusa, Ginza and Shibuya are top 3 destinations for anyone visiting Tokyo, but these touristy areas are generally packed with many people and you can easily get tired of walking around in that crowd. Aoyama, on the other…

Hakone yosegizaiku marquetry fan 寄木細工の団扇

Hakone in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan has been famous for various wooden products, that is mainly because of the location as being surrounded by a wide variety of woods. They, therefore, developped skills to make beautiful Yosegi marquetry and Zougan (inlaid). This beautiful fan is made of bamboo and one side of the round area is…

Porcelain small plate chopsticks rest

Chopsticks are very important for many Japanese people because we use them everyday, so many people have their own personal chopsticks at home and they tend to have their favoriticism about what chopsticks should be etc. We generally avoid putting the chopsticks directly onto the table or plate, because they directly go into our mouth….

Real bamboo ballpoint pen

This ballpoint pen is made with bamboo and it is handcrafted in Ooita prefecture. It is not only unique, but it is also practical because it is smooth when you write with it. It is perfect for gifts. It can be purchased only at my store in Tokyo! Only 540yen+tax

Brief introduction to Aoyama Area

Tokyo has many different aspects just like many other cities have. Ueno area can be discribed as more casual and less expensive area and also has lots of artistic aspects due to the fact that the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music is located in that area. On the other hand Ginza has…