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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.

Novelty gift for first anniversary of our shops

We would like to thank you in celebrating our first anniversary of Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Toyama Daiwa, and Marier Toyama.
As a gift to express our gratitude, customers who purchase over JPY 10,800 at above shops will receive the original charm in the motif of hedgehog which we specially designed for this celebration.

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Period: From Sep 1st(Tue) to 30th(Wed)
Venue: NOUSAKU shops in Fukuoka Mitsukoshi, Toyama Daiwa and Marier Toyama
*The item is presented only to the first 100 arrivals.

Please don’t miss your chance to get the lovely piece!

Special event for first anniversary of our shop in Fukuoka Mitsukoshi

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

First anniversary exhibition
Period: From Sep 1st(Tue) to 7th(Mon)
Venue: Exhibition hall at 8th 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 Sep 6th(Sun) PM2:00~/PM4:00~
Venue: Exhibition hall at 8th 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.

Nousaku + special glass works

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We are pleased to announce the limited-term special exhibition at our retail shop in Matsuya Ginza.
Tin table wares are beautifully showcased with the glass works which are specially designed for this exhibition by 2 young artists based in Toyama prefecture.
As tin makes a good combination with the other materials not only glass, you can enjoy finding your own combination which goes well with our tin items.

Prior period
「Nousaku + Shunji Sasaki」
Dates of this special display: July 15th (wed) to 28th (Tue)

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Latter period
「Nousaku + Shun Kumagai」
Dates of this special display: July 29th (wed) to August 11th (Tue)

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For more information, kindly contact us.
If you have a plan to visit this area during the period, we hope you to stop by at the shop. >> Matsuya Ginza

Media Coverage: “IS JAPAN COOL?” website

Our retail shop “GALLERY NOUSAKU” is introduced on the website “IS JAPAN COOL?” run by ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD.
Including Takaoka copperware, our local culture and the history are explained with beautiful photos.
Please take a look at the following address to extend your knowledge regarding Toyama!

>IS JAPAN COOL? –TOYAMA- Casting  English
https://www.ana-cooljapan.com/destinations/toyama/casting

>IS JAPAN COOL? –TOYAMA- Casting  Chinese
https://cn.ana-cooljapan.com/destinations/toyama/casting

Nousaku pop-up store opening for a limited time in Hong Kong and the sensational experience event

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU showroom in Hong Kong will be renewed as a pop-up store until July 31st.
Not only table wares but also home accessories are beautifully showcased.
If you have a plan to go to Hong Kong during the period, we hope you to stop by.

To celebrate the opening, there will be a special event on June 25th.
It will be performed by floral artist, sake sommelier, candle maker, Japanese chef and violinist, to let people experience Nousaku through 5 senses: sound, sight, touch, smell and taste.
This is our first try to hold such an event and hope you will have a valuable experience through the workshop.

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Nousaku pop-up store in Hong Kong
Venue: Usagi
Address: Shop B, G/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, HK
Hours: 12:00-20:00 (from June 1st to July 31st)
*Closed on Sunday & Monday
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The exhibition held in NY – The Best of Toyama: Kōgei Art and Design from Japan

We are pleased to announce our participation in the exhibition, The Best of Toyama: Kōgei Art and Design from Japan, held at Onishi Gallery in New York City.

Since the gallery opening in 2005, they have been featuring ceramic, glass, metal, and calligraphic works by contemporary Japanese artists.
In 2014, they started the gallery’s cross-cultural program, ”My Japanese Discoveries”, to introduce the unique creative and historic traditions of lesser-known prefectures in Japan to the international world. As part of it, this exhibition will be focusing on Toyama prefecture which has nurtured art, craft, and industrial traditions for over 400 years.
Our regular items as well as newly released pieces will be showcased.

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If you have a plan to visit New York during the period, we hope you to stop by to see the pieces.

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Exhibition Dates: May 14 – 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15th, 6 – 8 PM
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, New York City
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
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Giant wind bell set up at Gallery NOUSAKU

“Giant wind bell – slim” were set up at Gallery NOUSAKU, one of our shops in Japan.
It is 1.4 meters tall, 0.4 meters in diameter and weighs 30 kilograms. Given a hairline finish same as the original wind bell, it expresses a perfect harmony of modern design and traditional technique. Although the sound could not be enjoyed since we fixed a banner-flag instead of a ringing ball, this giant wind bell makes a good photo spot for your visit to Takaoka.
If you have a plan to come to Toyama, please visit the shop and take pictures with this giant wind bell. We would give a warm welcome to you.

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Offering presale at our shop in Palace hotel Tokyo

Lily of the valley which signifies the return of happiness

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.
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 now offering 5 items in this series and the series has been receiving a high reputation for the elegant and antique style design.
The newly-joined brass ruler will be on presale at our shop in Palace Hotel Tokyo.
With the Lily of the valley day, we will hold a special event, giving a photobook and a lace motif (in the box) to every customer who purchases the series items from Apr 24th to May 10th.
*It is limited supply, please do not miss the chance!

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

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Price: JPY 3,024 (incl. tax)

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Interior lifestyle Tokyo 2015

We are pleased to announce our participation in “Interior lifestyle Tokyo” held in Tokyo big sight from June 10th (Wed) to 12th (Fri).
Along with new wind bells and tablewares, we will be exhibiting health care items which we have started developing from this year.
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 your visit.

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Interior lifestyle Tokyo
Date: June 10th(Wed) – 12th(Fri), 2015
time: 10am to 6pm, till 4:30pm on the last day
Venue: Tokyo big sight
Booth#: Hall East 2 2-248
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Beer cup “Cracked Ice” – Limited edition in this summer

Following last year, we are pleased to announce that the limited edition beer cup “Cracked Ice” will be available at our shops in Japan from May 11th.
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.

Beer cup cracked ice

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 showroom opening for a limited time in Hong Kong

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU showroom will be opening in Hong Kong, from Apr 21st to May 6th.

Not only table wares but also home accessories are beautifully showcased.
If you have a plan to go to Hong Kong during the period, we hope you to stop by.

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Nousaku showroom in Hong Kong

Address: Shop B, G/F, Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, HK
Hours: 12:00-20:00 *Closed on Sunday & Monday
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Wind bell “Home” – limited edition color – lilac and saxe blue

We are happy to announce that the limited color edition, wind bell “Home” will be available at our shop in Matsuya Ginza.
The relaxing and refreshing colors will definitely add enjoyment to your home.

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Home – limited edition in Matsuya Ginza
Left: lilac   Right: saxe blue
Price: JPY 5,940 (incl. tax)
On sale: Apr 29th
Material: Brass

Please be advised that it would be only available at our shop in Matsuya Ginza and the supply is limited. For more information, kindly contact the shop directly.

Limited edition – wind bell “Drop – gold”

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of our shop in Palace Hotel Tokyo opening, we are happy to announce that the limited wind bell “Drop – gold” will be available at the shop.
Drop series are one of the most popular items because of its beautiful sound and simple design. Given a hairline finish, the piece expresses a perfect harmony of modern design and traditional technique.

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Limited edition – wind bell “Drop – gold”
Price: JPY 4,212 (incl. tax)
On sale: April 17, 2015
Material: Brass

Please be advised that it would be only available at the shop in Palace Hotel Tokyo and the supply is limited. For more information, kindly contact the shop directly.

CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2015

We are pleased to announce our participation in CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2015 from April 29th (Wed) to May 4th (Mon).

This is a show 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.

It will be held in 3 different areas in Taipei, making use of historical buildings that were originally factories and warehouses.
We will showcase our basic lineups as well as new items including Toyama souvenir series at TOYAMA booth in a hall for craft items.

If you have a plan to visit Taipei during the period, we hope you to come to the show to see the pieces.

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CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2015
Date:April 29th(Wed) –May 4th(Mon), 2015
time: 10am to 6pm, till 4pm on the last day
Venue: Huashan 1914 Creative Park (No. 1, Bade Road Sec. 1, Taipei City)
Booth#: E2D H1D01
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