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A life with Japanese crafts
Japan Design Store is a select shop of modern traditional crafts.
The owner selected traditional crafts and handmade products around Japan.
Our products pass four strict criteria. The criteria are “Made in Japan, High quality, Good design, Rare.”
We recommend all products with confidence.
We suggest not only Japanese masterpieces, but also to color your life.
We wish that everyone loves our items for a long time.
“Feel Japanese aesthetic sense, and spend rich time with special people and items.”
Our goal is to make those people encounter with special masterpieces
and help creating precious time and rich space.
For your daily life. Or presents for someone special.
How about introducing Japanese masterpieces to color your life?
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Masterpieces of Japanese culture
Japanese culture has fostered
more than 1200 kinds of traditional crafts.
All crafts are handmade by skilled craftsmen.
Japanese people have loved the crafts for a long time.
Japan Design Store introduces the handmade crafts
with traditional skill or background and modern design.
Stylish Japanese small plates! Mamezara from KIHARA
Donabe rice cooker Kamado-san makes shiny rice
Stylish and cute wooden rice storage box of Masuda Kiribako
Stylish life with Japanese modern tableware
Traditional crafts seems to be difficult to coordinate.
In fact, it is very fun and easy!
These pages suggest the life with Japanese traditional crafts.
Special feature! Modern Japanese porcelain from 1616/arita japan
Japanese table setting and WASHOKU
Select Japanese masterwork at your request
Daily use utensils or items for your hobbies.
You can find new masterpiece fit your life style.
Here, let us introduce stylish traditional crafts at your request.
For your relaxing time, your favorite kyusu or teapot are necessary. We collect beautiful handmade teapots or kyusu.
Cute tiny plates make you addicted to collect many plates. Mamezara will change your life happier one.
Japanese casting items
Japanese casting has long history. Cast iron tableware give solid and cool presence on the table.
Plates / Dishes
Useful plates and dishes for daily dinner or party with your guests. Simple, modern and long-usable dishes are here.
Chopstick rests decorate your dinner table elegantly. Small beautiful chopstick rests are good for presents.
Sake glass change the taste and time of sake dinner. We introduce special sake set here.
Mugcup / Espressocup
Coffee break or office work will be happier with special mugs or teacups. Gentle color and texture relax you.
Tray is an essential item for home parties or tea time. Just put some cheese, nuts, or fruits to make stylish dish.
Kinds of Japanese crafts
In japan, there are various traditional crafts
such as glasswork, lacquerware, and casting.
All 47 prefectures in Japan have
“traditional crafts designated by
the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).”
Here, let us introduce popular modern traditional crafts.
Arita porcelain is a porcelain established in Saga prefecture in 1616.
Japanese people have considered the Arita porcelain as highest class products. The porcelain is characterized by its lightness, thinness and snow white color.
In the old days, Arita porcelain exported luxurious and gorgeous porcelains to European countries. Japan Design Store offers simple and modern Arita porcelain different from the image of Arita porcelain in the past.
Japanese casting items
Casting is a metal product. Craftsmen pour melted metal in a mold, and cool it down. On the contrary to the tide of modernization, some craftsmen have inherited the traditional casting production, especially the casting for daily products. Japanese famous traditional castings are Yamagata casting and Nanbu Tekki (ironware). They were designated as the first Japanese traditional crafts in 1975.
In Japan, medias have introduced tin ware multiple times. The crafts made of real tin 100% can bend easily. In addition, tin has an effect to make sake delicious. Takaoka copperware in Toyama prefecture produces various tin ware.
Must check Japanese brands and ateliers
Beautiful design and functional crafts.
The masterpieces for long-life use.
We introduce selected brands and ateliers of traditional crafts.