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Limited edition: Sake cup in summer blue colors

We are pleased to announce that the sake cup KIKI – II will be available in new summer colors at our retail and online shops in Japan.
Applied colored silver leaf, the special blue tones make a beautiful combination with the brightness of tin that makes us feel cooler and relaxed.
Because of the high heat conductivity of tin, we can enjoy the chilly drink with the cups as well.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the limited-supply items and enjoy your summer time.

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On sales: July 13th (Wed)
Left: KIKI – II – Natsugeshiki            JPY 4,536 (incl. tax)
Right: KIKI – II – Suzukaze                JPY 4,536 (incl. tax)

Only available at our retail shops and online shops in Japan.

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

NOUSAKU summer gift set

We are happy to announce that the limited gift sets for this summer will be available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
Each set makes a perfect gift for any occasion in this season as tin items give a cool feeling.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the limited-supply set items.

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1. 2 cups and KAGO square – S                     JPY 15,552 (incl.tax)
2. 2 beer cups and 2 oval plates                    JPY 22,140 (incl.tax)
3. NAJIMI tumbler, stirrer and SUZUMARU  JPY 10,260 (incl.tax)
4. Sake cup and SUZUKOZARA                       JPY 5,724 (incl.tax)

On sale: from July 13th to August 31st
Only available at our retail shops and online shops in Japan.

Customers who purchase over JPY 20,000 will receive the original charm in the motif of KAGO square – L. Casted and hand finished by our craftsmen, the miniature still enables us to enjoy the malleability, same as the original item.

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All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

Limited edition: “Wind bell – the Milky Way” will be on sale at NOUSAKU in Japan

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 15th.
“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 15th (Wed)
Price: JPY 5,724 (incl. tax) at our retail shops and online shops in Japan.

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

Interior lifestyle Tokyo 2016

We are pleased to announce our participation in “Interior lifestyle Tokyo” held in Tokyo big sight from June 1st (Wed) to 3rd (Fri).
We will showcase our basic lineups as well as new items.
If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by at our booth to see the pieces.

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“Interior lifestyle Tokyo”
Date: June 1st(Wed) – 3rd(Fri), 2016
Time: 10am to 6pm, till 4:30pm on the last day
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Booth#: Hall East 2 2-232
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Exclusive items – “Udukuri” beer cup and NAJIMI tumbler will be on sale at Nousaku in Japan

We are pleased to announce that “Udukuri” beer cup and NAJIMI tumbler in collaboration with Hacoa, a wooden goods brand in Fukui prefecture, will be exclusively on sale at our retail and online shops from June 1st (Wed).
“Udukuri” is one of Japanese traditional wood craft techniques in which the wood surface is carved away with a metal brush, leaving only the hard wood grain.
Achieved the fusion between traditional technique of wood crafting and metal casting, this beautiful tin item would be a perfect gift for any special occasions.

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Left. Beer cup – Udukuri (approx. 200cc)                         JPY 7,128 (incl. tax)
Right. Tumbler – NAJIMI – Udukuri (approx. 350cc)  JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)

On sale: June 1st (Wed) at our retail shops and online shops in Japan.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Holiday Notice

Our foundry in Takaoka and the office will be closed for the following period due to our national holidays;
Apr. 29th (Fri) –  May. 5th (Thu), 2016.

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 May 6th (Fri).
Kindly note that our retail shops are run under different schedule.
Please contact each shop for details.

Special event for 7th anniversary of our shop in Nihombahi Mitsukoshi

We are pleased to announce that our shop in Nihombashi Mitsukoshi will hold a special exhibition and our president speech, celebrating the 7th anniversary.
During the exhibition period, we also offer a special experience to enjoy the property of pure tin using NOUSAKU sake cups.

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[7th anniversary exhibition]
Period: From Apr 20th (Wed) to May 8th (Sun)
Venue: NOUSAKU Nihombashi Mitsukoshi

[Speech of our president Mr. Nousaku] *Presented only in Japanese
Date: On Apr 29th (Fri) PM1:00~

In the meantime, the exclusive item “Flower tray – Dahlia” will be released at the shop.
With this beautiful item, how about express your gratitude on Mother’s day?

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Flower tray – Dahlia    JPY 2,700 (incl. tax)
*Only available at NOUSAKU Nihombashi Mitsukoshi

During the period, customers who purchase over JPY 10,800 at the shop will receive a special gift.
Please don’t miss your chance to get the item!
*The item is presented only to the first 100 arrivals and limited to one per customer.

We hope you to stop by at the shop and enjoy NOUSAKU items.

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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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.

“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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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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