News

[New Arrival] So-en Series: Second Release

We are pleased to announce that following tumbler and beer cup will be available at FACTORY SHOP and online shop as the second release of “so-en” series.

so-en” series shares not only the shape but also the brand itself, making a common shape “double circle” item of different materials (tin, glass and ceramic).
We hope you to enjoy the difference of the appearance and property of each material.

left:Tumbler – so-en         JPY 5,724 (incl. tax)
right:Beer Cup – so-en       JPY 7,236 (incl. tax)

For sale at FACTORY SHOP and our online shop from March 1, 2018
*will be available at the other NOUSAKU shops from late-May.

We are looking forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU will exhibit at Japan Week 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will exhibit at Japan Week 2018 held at Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall. This event has been held by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization) from 2012 and the theme of this year is “3D Trick Art”.

NOUSAKU will promote our industrial tourism such as foundry tour and tin casting workshop at our new foundry opened last April. You can also find and purchase some of our products there.


Japan Week 2018
Period: March 14 (Wed) – 18 (Sat), 2018
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
(15:00 – 20:00 on the first day and 10:00 – 19:00 on the last day)
Location: Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall

If you live or are planning to stay in NYC during this period, please have a look at the event.

[New Arrival] First Releasse of So-en Series

We are pleased to announce that “so-en” series has been newly released and following three items are available at our retail and online shop from February 14, 2018.

“so-en” is a brand under the concept making a common shape “double circle” item of different materials.
For the first release, glass ones by SUGAHARA GLASSWORKS INC. and ceramic ones by NAGAE co., ltd. were made as well as metal ones by NOUSAKU.

Japanese word of circle “En” also has the meaning of “chance” or “luck” in Japan. This series was designed under our wish for you to have many chances and lucks.


From the left,
Sake/Sauce Lipped Bowl – so-en – L          JPY 9,180 (incl. tax)
Sake/Sauce Lipped Bowl – so-en – S           JPY 7,020 (incl. tax)
Sake Cup – so-en       JPY 4,536 (incl. tax)
All comes in so-en brand package.

For sale at our retail and online shop from February 14, 2018
We are looking forward to your visit.

Launching Instagram

We are pleased to inform you that we opened official Instagram account.
We hope you to check up our latest information.

Account: nousaku_global

Limited Items for This Spring: Cherry Blossom Inspired Items

We are pleased to announce that the limited items for this spring will be available at our retail and online shops from February 21st, 2018. These items are in the motif of cherry blossom and best for your spring gift.

1. Sake Cup – KIKI – II [cherry blossom pink] JPY 4,536 (incl. tax)
2. Kuzushi – Yure – XS [cherry blossom pink] JPY 5,400 (incl. tax)
3. Chopstick Rest – sakura – set of 5 [cherry blossom pink] JPY 4,320 (incl. tax)
4. Sakura Sake Set JPY 15,012 (incl. tax)
(Contents: Sake/Sauce Pitcher – S, Sake Cup – KIKI – II, Sake Cup – KIKI – II [cherry blossom pink] and Chopstick Rest – sakura – tin and cherry blossom pink)
5. Sakura Sake Set – mini JPY 7,614 (incl. tax)
(Contents: Kuzushi – Yure – XS [cherry blossom pink] and Flower Tray – Japanese Cherry – XS)
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For sale on February 21st, 2018 (Wed.) at our retail and online shops
(presale on January 17th, 2017 at Hankyu Umeda shop)

Kindly note that the number of the items is limited. Please ask each shop for the availability.
We are looking forward to your visit.

The 85th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2018

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU will exhibit at the 85th Tokyo International Gift Show, one of the biggest international fair for gifts in Japan.

If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by the booth to see our latest items.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Date: from January 31st (Wed) to February 3rd (Sat), 2018
Time: 10am – 6pm (until 17:00pm on the last day)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Booth: East Hall 3 / S22-04 (ACTIVE DESIGN & CRAFT FAIR)

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Exhibition and Workshop held at NOUSAKU CUBE

An exhibition “History of Birudan-washi” is now open at NOUSAKU CUBE, the gallery space in our foundry/headquarter. The Birudan-washi (Japanese paper) has 400-year history in Birudan, Asahi-machi in Toyama and Mr. Kawahara is the only one craftsman who inherits the technique and tradition.

We hope you to enjoy the beautiful world of Birudan-washi.

Period: 10:00 – 18:00 from January 15 to February 28, 2018
Location: Nousaku foundry/headquarter (Office park 8-1, Takaoka city, Toyama)
Price: Admission free

In addition, a workshop to make a pinwheel with Birudan-washi is also open on the following dates. You can make and bring your original pinwheel with the washi and our brass part.

Date: January 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat) and 28th (Sun)
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past every hour: last admission at 17:45)
Price: JPY 1,000 (incl. tax) – No reservation required
Contact: 0766-63-0001

We are looking forward to your visit!

NOUSAKU Winter Garden to be Opened

We are pleased to announce that a winter festival “NOUSAKU Winter Garden” will be held at our foundry.
You can enjoy Kamakura (igloo in Japanese) from January 16th to 23rd and a special factory tour on February 4th and 11th, 2018 (a reservation is required for the factory tour).

You will also have an opportunity to get a special gift if you try workshop or purchase our items at our shop (the minimum price is set to get the special gift).

For more details, please kindly contact us at kanko@nousaku.co.jp.
Please enjoy winter seasons at Nousaku with your family and/or friends.

Period: from January 4th to February 28th, 2018
Location: Nousaku foundry (Office park 8-1, Takaoka city, Toyama)

Season’s Greetings from NOUSAKU

We wish you a happy holiday season and joyful New Year 2018.

Last year was memorial year for us since our new office and foundry was opened. We sincerely appreciate your support and encouragement over the past years.

We will keep making efforts and hope to receive your continued patronage in this year.

President & CEO
January 1st, 2018

Special Gift for New Year

Thank you for your continuous support and patronage.

Celebrating the new year, customers who make purchases over JPY 15,000 (incl. tax) will receive a NOUSAKU calendar currently sold from January 1st at our retail and online shops in Japan.

Please note that the number of the special gifts is limited and only one per person.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

We would like to announce that we will be close as below for winter holidays in Japan. For inquiries and orders received within the period, we will be back to you as soon as possible after our return to work.

  • Office, workshop space “NOUSAKU LAB” and café “IMONO KITCHEN”
    From December 29th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018
  • FACTORY TOUR
    From 12: 00 on December 28th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018
  • Shops

Limited item: Lucky Bags for Celebrating the New Year 2018

Celebrating the new year 2018, we will release lucky bags full of valuable items, not only popular tablewares but also limited items at FACTORY SHOP. We have two kinds of the bag, “Take” at JPY 10,800 and “Matsu” at JPY 21,600 (including tax). In addition, “Hatsuyume” at JPY 32,400 is also available only at Nihombashi Mitukoshi shop and Hankyu Umeda shop.

These bags will be for sale at all our retail shops in Japan on the first opening day in the new year (refer to the following schedule). And advance orders are now available at our online shop and will be shipped after January 4th, 2018.

The number of the bags is limited. Please do not miss this opportunity!
For more details, please ask our staff at each shop.


Lucky bag “Take” JPY 10,800 (incl. tax)


Lucky bag “Matsu” JPY 21,600 (incl. tax)

Lucky bag “Hatsuyume” JPY 32,400 (incl. tax)
<Only at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi and Hankyu Umeda shops>

The first opening date of each shops is as below.
We are looking forward to your visit.

January 1st (Mon)
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Hakata Hankyu and Marier Toyama

January 2nd (Tue)
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Matsuya Ginza, Hankyu Umeda, JR Nagoya Takashimaya, Daimaru Kobe, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi and Toyama Daiwa

January 3rd (Wed)
GALLERY NOUSAKU

January 4th (Thu)
FACTORY SHOP

[New Arrival] Sake Cup – Oni

We are pleased to announce that our new item “Sake Cup – Oni” will be available at our FACTORY SHOP and online shop from December 18, 2017 in advance of the other shops

This cup has an Oni (Japanese demon) face on the outside and an Otafuku (smiling woman’s face with the meaning of “inviting many lucks”) face on the inside, expressing “Demons out! luck in!”.
This word is derived from a special ritual in early February (new year’s eve in lunar year) to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.
Please enjoy such a humorous item.

This item is recommended also for welcoming the new year.

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Sake Cup – Oni – L  JPY 5,400,  [gold] JPY 9,180 (incl. tax)
Sake Cup – Oni – M  JPY 4,968,  [gold] JPY 8,424 (incl. tax)
Sake Cup – Oni – S  JPY 4,320,  [gold] JPY 7,344 (incl. tax)

For sale from December 18, 2017 only at FACTORY SHOP and online shop
(The releasing date at the other shops will be announced later.)

We are looking forward to your visit.

2018 NOUSAKU Calendar

We are pleased to announce that we made 2018 NOUSAKU calendar in response to our customers’ requests.
This calendar shows you the working sceneries of our craftsmen.

Only available at our retail and online shops in Japan.

For sale from December 16, 2017
Price: JPY 1,404 (incl. tax)

We are looking forward to your visit.

Limited Items for New Year

We are pleased to announce that the following limited items for new year are now available at our retail and online shops  in Japan.


Tin 100% chopsticks and sake cups which have each of Chinese characters “萬福無極 (manfuku-mukyoku)” written by Mr. Shogo Kuroda, a Japanese calligrapher in Takaoka-city. This word means “unlimited happiness” and used to wish happy life.

Sake Cup – unlimited happiness – set of 4
Price: JPY 19,440 (incl. tax) Capacity: approx. 30 cc

Chopstick Rest – unlimited happiness – set of 4
Price: JPY 4,320 (incl. tax)

Taking after a fan-shaped lacquer plate by NOSAKU, lacquerwares shop in Kanazawa, we made tin fan-shaped plate. The sand texture made by casting enhances its beautiful form, which has been evolved in long history. Fan is said to have the meaning of “prosperity” in Japan since it widens toward the end when opened.

Fan-shaped Plate
Price: JPY 5,400 (incl. tax)
Size: H8 W183 D107 mm
For sale from December 6, 2017

The number of items is limited. Kindly ask each shop for the availability.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Collaborative Items with FINAL FANTASY

We are pleased to announce that 100 % tin items collaborating with FINAL FANTASY, a popular roll-playing-game, have just released on December 1st, 2017 (only available in Japan).
Celebrating the release of “DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT” and 30th anniversary of “FINAL FANTASY”, this series was produced in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. and LIVES Inc. to tell Japanese culture and crafts to the world.
We would like many FF fans to have new surprise and enjoyment with our “bendable” item.

As the first release, advance orders of the following items have been taken from December 1st, 2017.
(The second release is also scheduled. Please do not miss the follow-up information.)

1.“FINAL FANTASY x NOUSAKU” Tin Tumbler


From the left, Bahamūt, Leviathan and Mascots
Price: JPY 10,584 (incl. tax)
Material: 100 % tin
Size: H115、φ65mm, Capacity: approx. 200 cc

2.“FINAL FANTASY x NOUSAKU” Bendable KAGO


From the left, Chocobo, Cactuar,  Moogle and Tonberr
Price: JPY 9,504 (incl. tax)
Material: 100 % tin
Size: H3 W145 D140 mm

[How to purchase]
Advance orders taken at following websites from 0:00 on December 1, 2017 (Fri.) to 23:59 on January 31, 2018 (Wed.)
(1) Lawson Ticket HMV (Japanese only)
Loppi station
(2) SQUARE ENIX Official online shop  “SQUARE ENIX  e-STORE” (Japanese only)

Delivery starting date: March 15, 2018 (Thu.)

Also available at following stores from March 15, 2018 (Thu.)
NOUSAKU shops in Japan
LIVES shops at Ginza and Ochanomizu

Please do not miss this opportunity!

1st Anniversary Event of JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop

We are pleased to inform you that it has passed one year since the opening of our shop at JP Nagoya Takashimaya. We sincerely appreciate your continuous support and patronage. We will have an event at the special, celebrating the anniversary.

You can find our new items in advance of the other shops as well as limited-time items for this occasion.
Please enjoy decorations for Christmas & new year season with our items.
You can also taste drinks using our tin sake cup during the event.
Please visit us for this opportunity.

Period: from December 6 (Wed.) to 12 (Tue.) 2017
Location: Special event space on 9th floor, JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop

*Customers who make purchase over 10,800 JPY (including tax) will receive a special gift made of tin. Please note that the number of the special gift is limited.

Opening Fair at NOUSAKU Taipei Marriot Hotel

We all thank you for giving us your patronage.

Celebrating the opening of our new shop in Taipei Marriot Hotel, customers who make purchases over 3,500 NTD (including tax) will receive a special gift from November 11th.

Please note that the number of the special gifts is limited and also limited to one per person.

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

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 including Taipei Marriott Hotel shop, 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.

Kindly refer to the following link for the detail: Dog / Dog [Gold]

 

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.)

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

・Right
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.

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