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Offering presale at our shop in Palace hotel Tokyo

May 1st (May Day) is known worldwide as Labor Day, but in France it is also the Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day) when the French greet each other with a small bouquet of lily of the valley, which signifies the return of happiness.
Following the custom, how about giving our “lily of the valley” series, beautiful sewing tools as a present to your dearest?

Collaborating with a goods creator “Anano” and “Clover”, one of the biggest manufacturers of sewing supplies, we are offering 6 items and now 2 more elegant and antique-style items are joining the lineup.
With the Lily of the valley day, these 2 items will be on presale at our shop in Palace Hotel Tokyo and we will hold a special event from Apr 22nd, giving a photobook and a drawstring pouch to the customer who purchases the series items over JPY5,000.
*The item is limited supply. Please do not miss the chance!

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[Light]  Lily of the valley – crochet hook           Price: JPY 5,940 (incl. tax)
[Left]    Lily of the valley – thread holder          Price: JPY 5,616 (incl. tax)

For more information, kindly contact the shop directly.
We look forward to your visit during the period.

Exhibition and event information during Milan design week 2016

Milan design week 2016 is now coming up and we are happy to announce the detail information.
If you have a plan to visit Milan during the period, we hope you will stop by and enjoy NOUSAKU pieces.

Limited edition: Wind bell – ancient color – is now on sale at Nousaku in Japan

We are pleased to announce that the limited color edition, wind bell – ancient color are now available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
The most popular wind bells “Onion” and “Drop” are applied the beautiful brown and black color which is achieved by chemical reaction using special liquid such as “Ohaguro” – mix of iron rust and acetic acid.
Given a special treatment by craftsmen in Takaoka, each piece have subtle difference in colors on their surface so that you can enjoy the one and only in the world.
Please spend a precious time with this special piece and feel relaxed by the clear sound.

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Wind bell – Drop – ancient color – Golden brown/ Blackish brown     JPY 4,968 ( incl.tax)
Wind bell – Onion – ancient color – Golden brown/ Blackish brown   JPY 5,400 ( incl.tax)

For the availability, kindly contact each shop directly.
We look forward to your visit.

NOUSAKU’s first participation in Milan Design Week 2016

We are pleased to announce our first participation in Milan Design Week 2016 from Apr 12th (Tue) to 17th (Sun).
In collaboration with Wallpaper* Handmade project(*), our newly developed items designed by Mr. Giulio Lacchetti will be showcased at the exhibition. (*)The link is for 2015.

In the meantime, we will hold a special exhibition at our Milan Shop, showcasing latest pieces as well as regular items.
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Brass mirror shine flower vases designed by Mr. Voon Wong, a Singaporean designer, in collaboration with Supermama which has just released at MAISON & OBJET ASIA.

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Tin Plates designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, a Swedish design team as apart of Japan Creative project which has just released at NY NOW 2016.

As the special event, we will hold Sake tasting event using Nousaku sake cup offering the experience of tin properties.
Please RSVP by Apr 12th to sales@nousaku.co.jp, with the number of guests.
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If you have a plan to visit Milan during the period, we hope you to come to the shop and enjoy the exhibition and the event.

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NOUSAKU Milan Special Exhibition during Milan Design Week 2016
Date: Apr 12th (Tue) – 17th (Sun), 2016
*Sake tasting event will be started from 6:00 PM on 13th (Wed).
Venue: NOUSAKU Milan shop
Via dei Bossi 10 ang. Via Broletto 20121 Milano
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For the detail information, please refer to Brera Design District 2016 website.

Bangkok International Gift Fair + Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2016 (BIG+BIH 2016)

We are pleased to announce our participation in Bangkok International Gift Fair + Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2016 from April 19th (Tue) to 23rd (Sat).
With more than 600 exhibitors, it is the most reputable fairs for gift and home decorative industries in Thailand.
Along with our popular KAGO series, we will showcase some regular items such as flower vases and wind bells. From 22nd, it will be open to the public and you can get the favorite one onsite.
If you have a plan to visit Bangkok during the period, we hope you to come to the show to enjoy the pieces.

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Bangkok International Gift Fair + Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2016
Date:April 19th (Tue) – 23rd (Sat), 2016
*Open to the public from 22nd
time: 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on 22nd and 23rd.
Venue: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre
Booth#: EH106 International Pavilion, DD11, “JEC Management Consultant CO.,LTD.”
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CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2016

We are pleased to announce our participation in CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2016 from April 20th (Wed) to 24th (Sun).
This show is organized by Ministry of Culture in Taiwan, with a focus on cultural and aesthetic items in the fields of creative design, crafts, gifts and fashion.
We will showcase our basic lineups such as KAGO series, sake cups and plates at TOYAMA booth in Huashan 1914 Creative Park, which is an area for craft items.
After opening to the public, the items will be on sale and you can get the favorite one onsite.
If you have a plan to visit Taipei during the period, we hope you to come to the show to enjoy the pieces.

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CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2016
Date:April 20th(Wed) – 24th(Sun), 2016
*Open to the public from 22nd
time: 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on 22nd and 23rd.
Venue: Huashan 1914 Creative Park
Booth#: INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS H1-013-1
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Mother’s day gifts at NOUSAKU in Japan

As a heartfelt gift for Mother’s day, the limited edition – Sake cup – Fleur [light pink] will be available at our retail and online shops in Japan from Apr 13th (Wed).
This set makes a lovely gift for your parents. Please don’t miss your chance to get the limited-supply items.

1. Sake cup – fleur – S – set of 2 [tin and light pink] JPY 12,636 (incl. tax)
2. Sake cup – fleur – L – set of 2 [tin and light pink] JPY 15,876 (incl. tax)
*Can be available by single item. Please contact each shop for the availability.

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On sale: Apr 13th (Wed) at our retail and online shops in Japan.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Toyama exhibition at Triennale Design Museum in Milan

Hosted by Toyama prefecture, the special exhibition has just started at Triennale Design Museum in Milan from Apr 2nd (Sat).
As in the photo, our wind bells are used for the installation art and with more than 100pcs of the bells, the grand-scale art is now drawing the attention of a number of the guests.

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At the exhibition, the selected items made in Toyama are beautifully showcased, categorized by the following 5 scenes; “Living/Stationery”, “Eat”, “Clothing/Health”, “Decorate”, “Pray/Celebrate”.
If you have a plan to visit Milan during the period, we hope you stop by and enjoy the exhibition.

Date: Apr 2nd (Sat) – Sep 12th (Mon)
Venue: Triennale Design Museum
La Triennale di Milano Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano

 

5th Anniversary of our online shop

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the opening of our online shop, we are happy to announce that we will release the exclusive item “Chopstick rest – flowers” [cherry blossom pink].
In addition, 2 of our new items will be on presale. In collaboration with Hacoa, a brand specializing in goods made of wood, we will be offering ingenious wood-grain tin cups.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the limited-supply items.

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1. Chopstick rest – flowers [cherry blossom pink] JPY 6,264 (incl. tax)
2. Beer cup – wood-grain texture JPY 7,128 (incl. tax)
3. Beer cup – wood-grain texture – set of 2 JPY 14,580 (incl. tax)
4. Tumbler – NAJIMI- wood-grain texture JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)
5. Tumbler – NAJIMI- wood-grain texture – set of 2 JPY 15,444 (incl. tax)

On sale: Apr 1st (Fri) at our online shop. *Japanese text only.
These are limited supply items.

NOUSAKU items are now ready to be enjoyed in Kinokuniya Book Store – Breeze Center Taipei

We are pleased to announce that some of our items are now on sale at Kinokuniya Book Store – Breeze Center Taipei until Apr 30th (Sat) and during the period, a special menu “iced cocoa float” will be served using our tin items at K’s Café.
Meanwhile, customers who purchase NOUSAKU items at the book store will receive a free ticket for a glass of iced coffee which will be served by our tin cup.
If you have a plan to visit Taipei during the period, we hope you to come to the store and enjoy our items.

Venue: K’s Café at Kinokuniya Book Store – Breeze Center Taipei
Address: 5Fl., No.39, Sec. 1, Fu-Xing South Rd., Da-An Dist., Taipei
Date: March 24th (Thu) – April 30th (Sat), 2016
Hours: AM11:00 – PM9:30 (till PM10:00 from Thursday to Saturday)

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MAISON & OBJET ASIA

We are pleased to announce that our special items in collaboration with supermama will be showcased at MAISON & OBJET ASIA, held in Singapore from Mar 8th (Tue) to 11th (Fri).

Launched in 2014 by the original team of MAISON & OBJET PARIS, this exhibition was its first foray into Asia, and has increasingly been gaining attentions from all over the world.
We developed beautiful brass items, blending our traditional techniques with their fresh design spirits.
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If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by to see the pieces.

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MAISON & OBJET ASIA
Date: March 8th(Tue) – 11th(Fri), 2016
time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Venue: Sands Expo And Convention Center
Marina Bay Sands Singapore – Basement 2
Booth#: Stand F46 / G45 “Supermama”
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“KAGO – square” has been received the gold prize in OMOTENASHI Selection project

We are honored to announce that one of our most popular item series, KAGO – square has been received the gold prize in OMOTENASHI Selection project.

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KAGO series are items capitalizing on flexibility of 100% pure tin.
As it is easily bent by hands, you can make your original shape and enjoy the item in multiple ways.
Because of the unique property, it draws lots of attention from all over the world.
You could give the special item for yourself and it would also make a great gift for any occasion.

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It is available at our online shop and Milan shop.
We always welcome your visit.

5th Anniversary of our shop in Matsuya Ginza

We are pleased to announce that our shop in Matsuya Ginza marked 5th anniversary this month and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patronage.

The limited-edition items for this spring is also available at the shop.
Inspired by cherry blossom, the items will be displayed beautifully and make us feel that spring has already come.
We look forward to your visit.

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Notice regarding closing dates at our shops

We would like to inform you about the temporary close at NOUSAKU shops as follows;

Palace Hotel Tokyo:  February 21st (Sun)
Marier Toyama: February 15th (Mon)
Nihombashi Mitsukoshi: February 16th (Tue) and 23rd (Tue)
Toyama Daiwa: February 17th (Wed) and 24th (Wed)
Milano: From February 15th (Mon) to 22nd (Mon)

We would like to inform you about the change in opening hours at NOUSAKU shops as follows;

Matsuya Ginza: Close at 18:30 on February 18th (Thu), Close at 20:30 on February 23rd (Thu)
Toyama Daiwa: Close at 19:30 from February 18th (Thu) to 23rd (Tue) and from March 4th (Fri) to 8th (Tue)

We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your understanding.

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 shops in Japan and domestic online shop.
Some of our classic items will be available in a new color, 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. Sorori mini – cherry blossom pink
4. Chopstick Rest – flowers – cherry blossom set of 5
5. 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) –
6. Kuzushi – Yugami – M [cherry blossom pink] *Only available at our shop in Nihombashi-Mitsukoshi
7. Wind bell – Cherry Blossom

On sale: Feb 17th (Wed) at our retail shops in Japan and domestic online shop.
* Feb 23rd (Tue) at Matsuya Ginza

For the availability, kindly contact each shop directly.
We look forward to your visit.

GUNDAM sake cups from BANDAI NAMCO Holdings inc.

We are happy to announce that 100% pure tin sake cups designed after GUNDAM which is a popular anime character in Japan, have just released last week.

In collaboration with BANDAI which is one of the leading toy companies in Japan, we could introduce NOUSAKU into the new field.
It was an honor for us to have such an opportunity to promote our techniques by this unique “Cool Japan” collaboration between anime and traditional craft.
We hope it fascinates lots of anime fans all over the world and we could use the knowledge and the experience for future collaboration with companies in any other fields.

Unfortunately these cups are only available via BANDAI online shopping site and GUNDAM cafes in Japan.
For the detail, please visit the link below * Sorry but Japanese text only;

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Sake cup GUNDAM
Sake cup Char’s Zaku
Sake cup – set of 2 characters above

<GUNDAM Cafe>
http://g-cafe.jp/

<GUNDAM Square>
http://gundam-square.jp/

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The 81th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2016

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 81th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2016, held in Tokyo big sight from February 3rd (Wed) to 5th (Fri), 2016.
In addition to tin tablewares and brass interior objects, we will be exhibiting long-awaited accessory series which is newly released last December.
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 81th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2016
Date: February 3rd(Wed) – 5th(Fri), 2016
Time: 10am to 6pm, till 5pm on the last day
Venue: Tokyo big sight
Booth#: West Hall 3 DA 3012-3013
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NY NOW 2016

We are pleased to announce that our new item will be showcased at NY NOW 2016, held in New York from Jan 31st (Sun) to Feb 3rd (Wed).
Participating in Japan Creative project, we developed the item in collaboration with designers, Claesson Koivisto Rune.
If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by to see the piece.

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NY NOW 2016
Date: January 31st (Sun) – February 3rd (Wed), 2016
Time: 9am to 6pm, till 2pm on the last day
Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Booth#: Hall 3A, #4163 in the Accent on design area, “Japan Creative”
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2016 New Year’s greeting from NOUSAKU

We wish you a Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
This year we NOUSAKU celebrates its 100th anniversary of the foundation.
We take this opportunity to thank you for your support and encouragement over the past years.
We will do our best to live up to your expectations and hope to receive your continued patronage in this new year.

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Ambiente 2016

We are pleased to announce our participation in Ambiente, held in Frankfurt from February 12th (Fri) to 16th (Tue), 2016.
With the latest design trends and innovations, more than 130,000 trade visitors from over 150 countries benefit from a forward-looking market overview and a wide range of consumer goods.

We will be exhibiting at “Dining” area (Hall 4.0) to introduce unique tin table wares including our professional collection designed by a French designer, Ms. Sylvie Amar.
If you have a plan to visit the show during the period, 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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Ambiente 2016
Date: February 12th(Fri) – 16th(Tue), 2016
time: 9am to 6pm, till 5pm on the last day
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Booth#: Hall4.0 #E65 (inside JETRO JAPAN PAVILLION)
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Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

We would like to announce that our office in Takaoka and Milan shop will be closed for the following period.

Our foundry in Takaoka and the office;
Dec. 29th(Tue), 2015 – Jan. 3rd (Sun), 2016.
Milan shop;
Dec. 25th(Fri), 2015 – Jan. 4rd (Mon), 2016.

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.

[new arrival] Accessory series

The long-awaited accessory series taking advantage of the flexibility of tin has been released in this winter.
There are 3 different series; bold yet delicate Aya series, graceful Yui series and elegant suzuha series in the motif of foliage.

As tin is soft and malleable, you can enjoy arranging the shape to best suit your needs.

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Top: Aya series, Middle: suzuha series, Bottom: Yui series

For the detail, kindly refer to the following link.
Should you have questions, kindly contact each shop for more information.

Japanese cultural event at Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Italy

Japanese cultural event were held at the Ambassador’s residence in Italy last month and we had an opportunity to introduce Nousaku items to the guests.
In addition to showcasing home accessories, tin table wares were used for serving meals and drinks.
Japanese sake selected by the sommelier was also introduced and everyone enjoyed the premium sake tasting using our tin cups.

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Moreover, our Milan shop owner gave a great speech for the guests.
She explained our history, techniques and items, using KAGO series for showing the properties of 100% pure tin. It was a valuable experience for us to have such a wonderful time there.

Japanese Cuisine and Afternoon Tea at the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka ~in collaboration with Nousaku~

* Extended by Popular Demand until 31st December!

We are pleased to announce that our tableware will be used for serving special dishes at the prestigious Rihga Royal Hotel in celebration of its 80th anniversary.
“Nakanoshima-kaiseki”, a traditional cuisine offered at the Japanese restaurant Nakanoshima, will be served in our unique “Kago Square”, and afternoon tea set can be enjoyed in the Main Lounge atop our customized tin plates and baskets.

Date: From September 1st to December 31st, 2015
Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka
Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima (Tower wing, 30th floor)
Main Lounge 1st floor

Contact:
For details regarding the menu
– Rihga Royal Hotel Tel : 06-6448-1121 (Main)
For details regarding the tableware
– sales@nousaku.co.jp

 

Special event for first anniversary of our shop in Toyama Daiwa

We are pleased to announce that our shop in Toyama Daiwa will hold a special exhibition and our president speech, celebrating first anniversary.

First anniversary exhibition
Period: From Nov 11th(Wed) to 17th(Tue) AM 10:00- PM 7:00 (until PM 6:00 on the last day)
Venue: Exhibition hall at 5th Floor
Through this event, customers can learn about our manufacturing process and traditional techniques of Takaoka copperware industry.

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Speech of our president Mr. Nousaku *Presented only in Japanese
Date: On Nov 15th(Sun) PM2:00~2:30
Venue: Exhibition hall at 5th Floor

During the exhibition period, we offer a special experience to enjoy the property of pure tin using NOUSAKU sake cups. We hope you to stop by at the shop if you have a plan to visit this area.

International Hospitality Exhibition (Host 2015)

For the first time as NOUSAKU, we will be exhibiting at the Host 2015, held in Milan, Italy from October 23rd (Fri) to 27th (Tue) with the local staff in Milan shop.
Gathering more than 133,000 visitors and 1700 exhibitors from all over the world, HOST is exclusively reserved for professionals.

We will showcase table wares including our collection for professional use, designed by a French designer, Ms. Sylvie Amar.
If you have a plan to visit Milan during the period, we hope you to come to the show to see the pieces.

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Host 2015
Date: October 23th (Fri) – 27th (Tue), 2015
Venue: Fiera Milano
Booth#: Pav 6 Stand C47
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Holiday Notice

Our foundry in Takaoka and the office will be closed for the following period due to national holidays;
Sep. 19th(Sat) – 23th (Web), 2015.

We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you.
For inquiries and orders received during the period, we will be back to you after Sep 24th (Thu).
Kindly note that our retail shops are run under different schedule. Please contact each shop for details.

[New arrival] Sake Cup – Oriental Zodiac – Monkey

The latest item of our Oriental Zodiac series, Monkey, was released in October 1st.

Oriental Zodiac is based on a 12-year lunar cycle, and each year is represented by an animal.
2016 is a year of the monkey and it is said that people born in the year are clever and intelligent.

This sake cup series launched in 2010 and monkey is the 7th animal, starting from Tiger.
Although it is designed as a sake cup, you can use it as a table accessory or an interior object to add enjoyment to your life.
Each animal comes in 2 types, 100% pure tin and it applied gold leaf inside.

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Kindly refer to the following link for the detail:Monkey / Monkey [gold]

[New Arrival] Sake Ewer with hinged lid

Japanese sake is often served chilled to enjoy its delicate characteristics. However, when heated properly, delicious flavors and unique aromas can be released. Especially in cold season, nothing beats drinking hot sake to get warm and relax.

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On sale: September 1st, 2015
Material: Tin 100%, Lid: Stainless steel

This sake ewer is made in collaboration with Sanshin, one of the leading companies specializing in sake warming machines.
When you open the lid, you can enjoy the great aroma of sake as it is enclosed in a ewer while heating. The high heat conductivity of tin ewer enables you to quickly warm sake in hot water or even chill in icy water.
Take your sake experience to the next level with our new item “Sake Ewer with hinged lid”.

Japanese Cuisine and Afternoon Tea at the Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka ~in collaboration with Nousaku~

We are pleased to announce that our tableware will be used for serving special dishes at the prestigious Rihga Royal Hotel in celebration of its 80th anniversary.
“Tsuki-kaiseki”, a traditional cuisine offered at the Japanese restaurant Nakanoshima, will be served in our unique “Kago Square”, and afternoon tea set can be enjoyed in the Main Lounge atop our customized tin plates and baskets.

Date: From September 1st to October 31st, 2015
Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel Osaka
Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima (Tower wing, 30th floor)
Main Lounge 1st floor

Contact:
For details regarding the menu
– Rihga Royal Hotel Tel : 06-6448-1121 (Main)
For details regarding the tableware
– sales@nousaku.co.jp

If you hand the coupon flyer to the waiter, you can get a 10% discount for the special dishes.
Please experience Nousaku items through the collaborative event during the period.

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