Welcome message for our showroom

That sense of inspiration you feel in the serendipitous moment when you meet someone special… this is the feeling we hope…

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How the Kizara Project came about

Background Did you know that 40% of Japan’s forests are man-made? Planting these forests requires continuous management and manual labour,…

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What is Kintsugi?

Do you have a special item that’s broken, but you just cannot throw it away? Don’t worry! You can repair…

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Urushi: a natural plastic!

Urushi is a natural lacquer made from the sap of the Japanese lacquer (urushi) tree. The sap contains the resin…

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Introducing four traditional types of Japanese pottery

The history of pottery in Japan dates back over 10,000 years. There is an almost endless variety of forms and styles of…

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Mt Fuji for Japanese

In June 2013, Mount Fuji was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.   Mt. Fuji’s registration was significant to…

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Introducing Tumi-isi

What is tumi-isi People who encounter this sophisticated product for the first time will be impressed by its beauty and…

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Tsubame-sanjo

About Tsubame-Sanjo, is a city located in the centre of Niigata prefecture (North-West). It is famous for the production of…

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Creative Japanese Stationery

Japanese stationery is having its moment on the world stage. Known for excellent quality and thoughtful design, it often surprises…

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The tranquil effect of wind chimes

Since antiquity, people have devised ways to stay cool in scorching hot Japanese summers. One of these ingenious methods is…

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