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New Arrivals

We are pleased to announce that following 4 items will be for sale at our retail and online shops from April 18th, 2018.

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  1. Chopstick Rest – pillow – 1 pc JPY 1,890 (incl. tax)
  2. Chopstick Rest – pillow – set of 2 JPY 3,780 (incl. tax)
    The concept is “a chopstick rest is where the chopsticks take a rest.”, and it is designed with the motif of “pillow”. Please put your chopsticks on this pillow to rest them, and enjoy delicious dishes and conversations with close companions.
  3. Chopstick Rest – Ptarmigan – set of 5 JPY 5,400 (incl. tax)
    This Toyama scenic series was designed by a textile designer, Mr. Masaru Suzuki, with a motif of attractive TOYAMA. The prefectural bird of Toyama, five ptarmigans in three different designs will decorate your table.
  4. Lily of the valley – Sewing Ripper JPY 5,940 (incl. tax)
    This series was created in collaboration with a merchandise creator ANANÖ by Mizoe Rie and knitting and sewing tools manufacturer CLOVER. The handle of this sewing ripper is made of tin with delicate patterns of lily of the valley.

Please visit our shop and have a look of these new arrivals.
We are looking forward to your visit.

 

New Bus Stop “Nousaku-mae” Opened

We are pleased to announce that in addition to current bus line to NOUSAKU, a new bus stop “Nousaku-mae” was opened in front of our foundry for the World Heritage Bus (Takaoka, Johana, Gokayama and Shirakawa-go) on April 1, 2018. It enabled easier access to our foundry.

The bus stop was designed by a designer, Mr. Makoto Koizumi and manufactured by NOUSAKU.

Please also have a look at the brass-made bus stop.

We are all 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: 9:00 – 19:00 (15:00 – 20:00 on the first day and 9:00 – 17:00 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.

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

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

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

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!

[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。

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.

 

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.

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 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

[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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Limited edition: “Champagne glass – S“ is now on sale

Christmas and the New Year are around the corner, we would like to introduce the limited edition: “Champagne glass – S” which is available at our retail and online shops from this weekend.
In response to many requests from customers, we developed this tin version of our regular Champagne glass which is applied gold leaf inside.
It has been believed that water in a tin container does not spoil and tin enhances the flavor of sake, this tin glass is perfect to enjoy the great properties of tin, especially for this party season.

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Champagne glass – S
On sales: December 17th (Sat)
*Only available at our retail and online shops
Price: JPY 7,020 (incl. tax)
Capacity : approx. 130 cc

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

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