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Sake Event at Shanghai Takashimaya

We are pleased to announce sake tasting event will be held at Shanghai Takashimaya on Oct. 21st and 22nd with Tengmai made by the sake brewery from Ishikawa pref.

It is said that tin removes excessive bitterness from sake and produces better taste. We hope you enjoy and compare the difference between our tin sake cup and a glass cup.
Mr.Nousaku will also join the event and give a public talk about the tin’s property and our recent challenges.

Location: Shanghai Takashimaya  5th floor
Address: No.1438 Hongqiao Road (near Hongbaoshi Road and Manao Road), Changning District, China
Date: Oct.21st – Oct.22nd, 2017
Time: 13:00 to 15:00
Capacity: 20 people each day
Participation fee: 100 CNY (The member of Takashimaya VIP can use your point. Please visit the service center on the 2nd floor for more details.)

If you live nearby, or are planning to stay in Shanghai during this period, please drop by. Please refer this page for information in Chinese.

[New arrival] Sake Cup – Oriental Zodiac – Dog

The latest item of our Oriental Zodiac series, Dog, will be priorly released on October 18, 2017 at our retail shops  and online shop.

This sake cup series was launched in 2010, and the animal of 2018, dog is the 9th animal starting from Tiger.

Dog has meanings of “safe delivery, safety, protection, loyalty and devotion” since it is faithful animal and has associated with humans from long ago.

Although it is designed as a sake cup, you can also enjoy it as a table accessory or an interior object.
Each animal comes in 2 types, 100% pure tin and with gold leaf applied inside.

Hello, Taiwan!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new store in Taipei this October.
We are very glad to have such a special opportunity to introduce our casting techniques and the history to the world.

NOUSAKU Taipei Marriott Hotel                 Grand opening on Oct. 7th
1st floor, No. 199 Lequn 2nd Road, Zhong Shan District, Taipei 10462 Taiwan

We will continue to concentrate on our manufacturing and strive hard to make everyone’s life more abundant through our products.
All of us at Nousaku look forward to see you soon.

能作 台北萬豪店即將在這個月於台灣正式開幕。今後我們將持續向世界宣傳高岡工藝製造的迷人之處。

能作 台北萬豪店  10月7日(六)全店開幕
台北萬豪酒店(Taipei Marriott Hotel)1階
台北市中山區樂群二路199號 tel:02-8501-2815

今後為了讓喜愛能作的大家感受到更多的喜悅,我們會持續在工藝製造上努力的。真心期待各位的蒞臨。

Sake tasting event and presale of our new items at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi shop

Our shop in Nihombashi Mitsukoshi department store is having a sake tasting event during the following period. At the same time, our new items are available in advance of the other shops.
You can try tasting sake with our tin sake cup and a glass cup so as that you can compare the taste between them.
Please visit us for this opportunity.

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Period: from September 20 (Wed.) to 26 (Tue.) 2017
Left: Sake/Sauce Pitcher – Soen – L            Price: JPY 9,180 (incl. tax)
Middle: Sake/Sauce Pitcher – Soen – S       Price: JPY 7,020 (incl. tax)
Left: Sake Cup – Soen               Price: JPY 4,536 (incl. tax)

We are looking forward to your visit.

MoMA Design Store has selected our KAGO for their latest catalog.

We are pleased to announce that KAGO-L, one of our represented items, is now available at MoMA Design Store. MoMA Design Store is the official shop of The Museum of Modern Art which is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.

You can find or purchase KAGO at a MoMA Design Store in New York City or on store.moma.org or on the official MoMA Design Store Japan website.

 

Toyama fair and talk show at Bangkok Isetan store

Our president, Mr. NOUSAKU, is having a talk show at our shop in Bangkok Isetan on September 22nd and 23rd 2017. Under the title “New Challenges of NOUSAKU”, he will talk about our recent challenges together with introduction of our new office opened this April.

Location: Bangkok Isetan 4th floor
Address: 4/1-4/2 Central World, Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Date/Time: September 22 (Sat.) and 23 (Sun.) 2017 13:00, 15:30 (4 times in total)

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Other than the talk show, TOYAMA fair will be held at the shop during the following period.
Period: September 21st – October 4th 2017
Opening hours: 10:30 AM- 9:30 PM

If you live nearby, or are planning to stay in Bangkok during this period, please drop by and have a look at the fair.

Limited editions in Autumn

We are pleased to announce that the limited editions in this autumn will be exclusively available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
From the old days in Japan, people has enjoyed waxing moon and admired the full moon in autumn season known as Tsukimi, a moon-viewing celebration, drinking sake and having good food.
These limited items will surely enhance the enjoyment of Tsukimi.
Please have pleasant times with your dearest in the long autumn evenings.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

For sale on September 6, 2017 (Thu.)

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NAJIMI tumbler – “Japanese pampas grass”
JPY 7,236 (incl. tax)

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Tsukimi set
JPY 21,600 (incl. tax)

For sale on September 17, 2017 (Sun.)


Sake pitcher/ cup – moon set
JPY 17,928 (incl. tax)

Our foundry signs won the SDA awards

We are pleased to announce that signs in our new foundry, designed by Mr. Yoshifumi Mizuno from Mizuno-zuanshitsu, won the 51st SDA awards. This award is hosted by the Japan Sign Design Association aiming at improvement and promotion of sign designs.

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You can find various catchy designs throughout our new foundry, such as brass signs and the other signs with a motif of our wind bells.
Please also have a look those awarded signs when you have an opportunity to visit our foundry.

Limited edition: “Wind bell – the Milky Way”

We are pleased to announce that the limited edition: “Wind bell – the Milky Way” will be available at our retail and online shops in Japan from June 14th.
“Tanabata” known as “The Star Festival” is celebrated in July, to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair. According to a legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to across the Milky Way and meet each other only once a year on the evening of July 7th.
Two separate slips are becoming one and it express the story of two lovers.
Please enjoy the twinkle sound floating in the breeze while imaging the beautiful starlit sky.

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On sales: June 14th
Price: JPY 5,724 (incl. tax)

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Handicraft exhibition in Taipei

Toyama Bunsou” handicraft exhibition is being held at the café&gallery CANS Tea & Book Shop, located in Taipei.
Nousaku products will be exhibited and available for sales together with some of the most famous representative manufacturers of Takaoka City, Toyama Pref. such as Momentum Factory Orii, Yamaguchi Kyujo, and Shimatani Syouryu Koubou.

  

Location: CANS Tea & Book Shop
Address: 39, Chang’an West Road, Datong District, Taipei, 103, Taiwan
Period: May 18th – June 20th, 2017
Opening hours: 8:30 AM-7 PM

If you live nearby, or are planning to stay in Taiwan during this period, please drop by and have a look.

Interior lifestyle Tokyo 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will take part in the international fair for interior design
Interior lifestyle Tokyo” held in Tokyo from June 14th.
We hope you will visit our booth to discover our new items. We are looking forward to your visit.

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Interior lifestyle Tokyo 2017
Date: from June 14th (Wed) to 16th (Fri), 2017
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Time: 10am – 6pm; until 4:30pm on the last day
Booth: West Hall 1 / E24 (Japan Style)
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OPENING HOURS on May 19th

The first conference of the Japan Traditional Production Area Association will be held at the NOUSAKU headquarters on Friday, May 19th.
The business on the day will be as follows:

FACTORY TOUR (factory guided tour) – all booked
NOUSAKU LAB (metal casting workshop) – all booked
IMONO KITCHEN (café) – all booked
FACTORY SHOP (retail shop) – regular business (10:00 – 18:00)

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and appreciate your kind understanding.

Limited edition in this summer: Beer cup – “Cracked Ice”

Following last year, we are pleased to announce that the limited edition: beer cup – “Cracked Ice” will be available at our retail and online shops from May 10th.
Different from casting surface, it is given a special vibration finishing which enables us to enjoy the shimmering glitter texture.
With its cool-looking surface, the cup will be definitely perfect for a summer gift.

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Price : JPY 6,804 (incl. tax)
Capacity : approx. 200 cc
Material : 100% Tin

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for more information.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary exhibition at Taiwan

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our foundation, we are holding the special exhibition “100 Sorori vases” at Taiwan.
Sorori is a single-stem vase which has been recognized as one of the key items in a long history of traditional tea ceremony. With its traditional vase, we carried out the project featuring 100 stunning artisans in Takaoka to introduce the traditions and techniques handed down in our area.

Besides the vases, our tin sake cups will be also available to purchase on site. We hope you enjoy the art pieces which embody craftsmanship and feel the history of Takaoka through the exhibition.
*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale on site.NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: May 12th (Fri) to June 4th (Sun)
Venue: 鶯歌光點美學館 (Taiwan)

Our president will give a public talk at the venue from 2pm on May 21st (Sun).
*about 45min. Presented both in Japanese and in Chinese

We hope you to visit the exhibition if you have a chance to be in Taiwan during the period.

Limited item – Mother’s day gift

To celebrate Mother’s day, NOUSAKU has released a flower tray using a dahlia as a motif. Dahlia’s flower language is “thankfulness”.
What do you think of expressing a gratitude message through NOUSAKU tinware?

Release date: April 19th, 2017
Flower tray – Dahlia        JPY 2,700 (incl. tax)
Gift set: Flower tray – Dahlia & KAGO – Rose         JPY 6,804 (incl. tax)

These limited items will be available only at NOUSAKU shops and online shop.
We hope you will visit us soon.

Porte Bonheur collection fair at our shop in Palace hotel Tokyo

Lily of the valley means “Happiness is coming” in the language of flowers.
In France, it is traditional to give these beautiful flowers to a significant other on May 1st, which is International Workers’ Day.

At our shop in Palace Hotel Tokyo, we will exhibit for sale the Porte Bonheur collection, created through a collaboration with merchandise creator ANANÖ by Mizoe Rie and knitting and sewing tools manufacturer CLOVER.

Some items will be displayed only for this occasion.
Why don’t you give some beautiful sewing supplies as a present to someone special?

This year is the 20th anniversary of ANANÖ as an artist and the 5th anniversary of NOUSAKU Palace Hotel Tokyo shop.

For this special occasion, customers who purchase at least one Porte Bonheur collection item will receive a photobook, a notebook, and a lace motif (each motif pattern differs) as gifts.

The number of gifts are limited.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Office Relocation Announcement

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU has founded a new office/foundry with a concept of “Industrial Tourism”.The new office/foundry is on the grounds of approximate 1.4 ha and can accommodate total of over 50,000 visitors a year.You can actually feel the technique depth of craftmen supporting traditional industry in the new foundry.

In the building, we have a direct shop “FACTORY SHOP” where you can see/purchase limited items, a café “IMONO KITCHEN” where you can enjoy local foods with NOUSAKU tablewares, a tourist information center “TOYAMA DOORS” where we provide tourist information of Toyama prefecture which is recommended by NOUSAKU, a workshop “NOUSAKU LAB” where you can try hands-on activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are all looking forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU CORPORATION
President & CEO

Please visit here for more details.

[New arrival] Beer Cup – white birch pattern

We are pleased to announce that our new item “Beer Cup – white birch pattern” will be on presale at our retail and online shops from April 12th. This item has a pattern on the side, imaging a white birch. A Yezo Sika deer sleeve and coaster are in a set so that you can enjoy without bothered by water drops on the cup.

NOUSAKU collaborated with 24 KIRICO promoting Yezo Sika leather in Hokkaido.
We hope you to enjoy the collaboration of Tin and Leather.
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Price: JPY 11,880 (incl. tax)
Capacity: approx. 280 cc

We look forward to your visit.

Afternoon tea with NOUSAKU tablewares at Lounge Bar Privé of Palace Hotel Tokyo

We are pleased to announce that you can enjoy an afternoon menu served on NOUSAKU tablewares at Lounge Bar Privé located on the sixth floor of Palace Hotel Tokyo from April 1st, 2017.

For “Privé” which values a harmonization with natures viewed through large windows, NOUSAKU provides an original tea-stand imaging a perch where small birds assemble.

  

We hope that you enjoy a delicate and elaborate afternoon tea together with NOUSAKU tablewares.
Please note that these tablewares are not on sale.

[Contact]
Please visit here for menu details.
Lounge Bar Privé : 81-3-3211-5218

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary exhibition at JR Kyoto Isetan

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our foundation, we will hold the special exhibition “100 Sorori vases” at JR Kyoto Isetan Department Store as well.
Sorori is a single-stem vase which has been recognized as one of the key items in a long history of traditional tea ceremony. With its traditional vase, we carried out the project featuring 100 stunning artisans in Takaoka to introduce the traditions and techniques handed down in our area.
We hope you feel the history of Takaoka through the art pieces and enjoy the exhibition.

*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale on site.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Mar 15th (Wed) to 28th (Tue)
Vennue: 8th floor, JR Kyoto Isetan Department Store

During the period, customers who purchase Sorori vase will receive a special gift.
We hope you to visit the shop and enjoy the exhibitions.

[New arrival] “Pitcher – TOKKURI“ and “Small Cup – CHOKO”

We are pleased to announce that the following 2 items; “Pitcher – TOKKURI“, and “Small Cup – CHOKO”, will be on presale at our retail and online shops from March 8th.

It is designed for Soba soup but can be used for Sake as well.
Putting “Pitcher – TOKKURI” in icy water just for 2-3 minutes, it can be chilled well with its high heat conductivity.
We also offer a set of those 2 items in a beautiful wooden box which makes a perfect gift for any special occasions.

On sale: March 8th (Wed)
*Already available at NOUSAKU shops in Matsuya Ginza Department Store and Hakata Hankyu Department Store.

Nousaku tokkuri choko new release

1.  Pitcher – TOKKURI JPY 8,640 (incl. tax) Capacity: approx. 280cc
2.  Small Cup – CHOKO JPY4,860 (incl. tax) Capacity: approx. 120cc
3.  A set of above 2 items in a wooden box JPY 20,520 (incl. tax)

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

The second limited edition for this spring: Cherry blossom-inspired items

We are pleased to announce that the following 2 items will be on sale as the second series of this spring limited edition, from February 18th.
With its lovely color, both the items will be a perfect gift in this season.

   

Right: Sake/Sauce Pitcher – S [cherry blossom pink] JPY 7,236 (Incl. tax)
Left: Kuzushi – Yure – XS [cherry blossom pink] JPY 5,400 (Incl. tax)

On sale: February 18th (Sat)
*Only available at our retail and online shops.

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our foundation, we are holding the special exhibition “100 Sorori vases” at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store.
Sorori is a single-stem vase which has been recognized as one of the key items in a long history of traditional tea ceremony. With its traditional vase, we carried out the project featuring 100 stunning artisans in Takaoka to introduce the traditions and techniques handed down in our area.
Given their special finishing, each vase shows the superb craftsmanship.
Besides the vases, our tin sake cups and brass home accessories will be also showcased at the same time.
We hope you feel the history of Takaoka through the art pieces and enjoy the exhibition.
*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale on site.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Feb 15th (Wed) to 28th (Tue)
Vennue: Space #5 on the 5th floor, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store
*The department store will be closed on Feb 21st (Tue)

Our president will give a public talk at the venue, inviting photographer, Masato Terauchi from 2pm on Feb 18th (Sat). *Presented in Japanese
During the exhibition period, we will offer a special experience to enjoy the properties of pure tin using NOUSAKU sake cups. Please take this opportunity to learn about our tin items.

In the meantime, the following cherry blossom items are on presale at the shop from Feb 15th.
This is a limited supply item and kindly contact the shop for the availability.

 

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

[New Arrival] Sake Pitcher – CHIRORI with hinged lid – S

We are pleased to announce that the new item “Sake Pitcher – CHIRORI with hinged lid – S” will be on presale at our retail and online shops from Feb 8th.

 

When you open the lid, you can enjoy the great aroma of sake as it is enclosed in a pitcher while heating. The high heat conductivity of tin enables you to quickly warm sake in hot water or even chill in icy water.

Price : JPY 16,200 (incl. tax)
Capacity : approx. 180 cc
On sale: February 8th (Wed) at our retail and online shops .

We are looking forward to your visit.

Limited edition for this spring: Cherry blossom-inspired items

We are pleased to announce that the following items in the motif of cherry blossom will be on sale at our retail and online shops.
Some of our classic items will be available in a beautiful cherry blossom pink.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the limited-supply items.

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1. Sake Cup – KIKI – II [cherry blossom pink]
2. Chopstick Rest – sakura – set of 5 [cherry blossom pink]
3. Chopstick Rest – flowers – cherry blossom set of 5
4. Sakura sake set – Sake/Sauce Pitcher – S, Sake Cup – KIKI – II, Sake Cup – KIKI – II [cherry blossom pink], Chopstick Rest – sakura set of 2 (1pcs for each color: tin and cherry blossom pink) –
5. Kuzushi – Yugami – M [cherry blossom pink] *Only available at our shop in Nihombashi-Mitsukoshi department store

On sale: Jan 28th (Sat) at our retail and online shops.

This is a limited supply item. Kindly contact each shop for the availability.
We look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary exhibition at Matsuya Ginza Department Store

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of our foundation, we will hold the special exhibition “100 Sorori vases” at Matsuya Ginza Department Store.
With the aim of introducing the traditions and techniques handed down in our area, we worked with 100 stunning artisans in Takaoka City to give the special finishing to our Sorori vase, which is a key item in a long history of traditional tea ceremony.

While preserving the tradition, we together with the artisans would like to cultivate it and pass on to the next generation through this project.
*We accept the order for all Sorori vase based on build to order. The special brochure introducing every Sorori will be on sale on site.

During the same period, seasonal exhibition will be held nearby offering a beautiful spring like installation, in collaboration with Sinajina (Scenic bonsai) and Shimoo Design (wood crafts)

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NOUSAKU 100th Anniversary – special exhibition
Period: Jan 18th (Wed) to 24th (Tue) *till 6pm on the last day
Vennue: Gallery space on the 7th floor, Matsuya Ginza Department Store
Our president will give a public talk at the venue, from 2pm on Jan 22nd (Sun). *Presented in Japanese about 30 min

Seasonal exhibition “NOUSAKU + spring like installation”
Period: Jan 18th (Wed) to 24th (Tue) *till 7pm on the last day
Vennue: Wano-za stage on the 7th floor, Matsuya Ginza Department Store

In addition, customers who purchase over JPY 10,000 at the shop will receive a special gift.
*The gift is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.
We hope you to visit the shop during the period and enjoy the exhibitions.

The 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017, held in Tokyo big sight from February 1st (Wed) to 3rd (Fri), 2017.
We will be exhibiting about 30 new items developed in collaboration with great designers and companies.
If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by at our booth to see the pieces. We look forward to seeing you on site.

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The 83rd Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2017
Date: February 1st (Wed) to 3rd (Fri), 2017
Time: 10am to 6pm, till 5pm on the last day
Venue: Tokyo big sight
Booth#: East Hall 1, B-6
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Season’s greetings from NOUSAKU

We wish you a happy holiday season and a joyful New Year.
This year our office and foundry will be moving to a new location in Takaoka city, with a café, shop, gallery and workshop in the same building.
We will do our best to live up to your expectations and hope to receive your continued patronage in this year.

President Katsuji Nousaku

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Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

We would like to announce that our office in Takaoka will be closed for the following period.
Dec. 28th(Wed), 2016 – Jan. 3rd (Tue), 2017

For inquiries and orders received within the period, we will be back to you as soon as possible after our return to work.
Kindly note that our domestic retail shops are run under different schedule. Please contact each shop for details.

Sirha 2017

NOUSAKU will be exhibiting at the Sirha exhibition, held in Lyon, France from January 21st (Sat) to 25th (Wed). Gathering more than 180,000 visitors from around the world, the show is held every 2 years exclusively for professionals and known as one of the top trade fairs for the food service and hospitality industry.

This will be our third time to exhibit at the show counting from 2011, and we are pleased to introduce our professional collections designed by a French designer, Ms. Sylvie Amar along with new items released this year.

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Sirha 2017
Date: January 21st(Sat) – 25th(Wed), 2017
Venue: EUREXPO, Lyon
Booth#: Hall6, 6F92
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