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Curating, featuring and deep-diving into interesting, uniquely Japanese goods with a contemporary twist.
185-year-old roof tile maker’s exquisite handmade tableware
Traditional tableware from Japan can take on multiple forms, whether it’s the snowy white porcelain of Arita or Kutani, or the mottled finish stony...
The minimalist bath mat created by Japanese plasterers in construction
While the habits of how people use bath mats may differ, fundamentally most bathmats are the same—a it’s rectangular-shaped fabric that acts like a...
Testing $70 vs $1 nail clippers: The obsessive dedication behind hand-crafted Suwada steel (video)
There’s a Japanese word for demand and passion for excellence that lacks a direct English translation—kodawari. While a difficult word to accuratel...
140-year old Japanese factory still makes canvas shoes by hand
Years after Chuck Taylor went door-to-door selling his All-Star shoes, Converse is one of the most well-recognized iconic names for footwear. Yet t...