A Lifetime of Creations
One of my earliest memory of my fascination with Japanese crafts was from when I was 12 years old, handling a plate. It was a piece of Seto ceramic, which I had just learned of then. To a little girl, it was a richly coloured plate which caught my eyes, felt just right in my hands, and captured my heart. Today, decades later, it still regularly features on my dinner table with my family.
It would be my privilege to guide you along your discovery and ownership of fine Japanese crafts that can likewise bring you joy for innumerable occasions for years to come.
Fall in love with craftsmanship
From my small home gallery in Kitanagoya, Aichi, we travel across Japan, connecting with craft artists specialising in Tobe Ceramics, Kutani Ceramics, Kimono and more.
As you can imagine, their stories are plenty, and their histories are rich.
Click on each image, and be spirited away for a bit!
Handcrafted with passion
We represent craftspeople who make each piece lovingly by hand. Every piece is unique therefore, even if they are of the same design. These variations add to the beauty of the craft, and you can rest assured there's none other quite like it.
Our craftspeople are recognised for their skill, and dedication, and that each piece you come to own is the fruit of their thousands of hours of experience. Some have received recognition as "Intangible Cultural Property."
See a sample of our wares here.
Read more about them, see our full catalog, and make a purchase here (link in Japanese, with assistance in English and Spanish can be provided through the contact form).
Our craftspeople also do custom work. Businesses are welcome too. Let me know how I can help.
Tobe Ceramic Tea Set
By Shirakata Yasuhiko, Ehime Prefecture Intangible Cultural Property
Dish: 15.5cm(Diameter) x 3cm(Height)
Cup: 10.5cm(Diameter) x 8cm(Height)
A versatile porcelain piece that is at home in any setting. Perfect for sipping your favorite tea.
Great gift for yourself, or someone you treasure.
See more samples of our Tobe Ware here.
Read more about them, see our full catalog, and make a purchase here (link in Japanese, with assistance in English and Spanish provided through the contact form).
Can't come to our gallery? Come say hi at one of the events we'll be attending!
We try to keep this updated, but just in case and to stay up-to-date, click here (link in Japanese).
23rd to 24th Oct 2021, 10am to 6pm
Kimono Salone in Nihombashi, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
Wafure X Cameroon Fabrics.
We look forward to see you!