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Daimaru Kobe

[New Arrival] Snowflakes

We are pleased to announce that a new item “Snowflakes” will be available at our retail and online shop from October 31, 2018.

This 100 % tin plate is designed by the pattern which is formed by placing one kind of geometric shape. Seven small dimples make them ideal for serving nuts, olives, candy or accessories; their fluctuate pattern adds a bit of cheer to any tabletop.

This item is designed by a Taiwanese designer Ching-Ke Lin and manufactured by Nousaku under a joint project between Toyama Design Center and Taiwan Design Center.

Snowflakes-L / S
For sale from October 31, 2018

[New Arrival] So-en Series: Third Release

We are pleased to announce that following dishes are available at FACTORY SHOP and online shop as the third release of “so-en” series.

 “so-en” series shares not only the shape but also the brand itself, making a common shape “double circle” item of different materials (tin, glass and ceramic).

 We have five sizes of the dishes, from the largest one suitable for main dish to the smallest one suitable for appetizer.

We hope you to enjoy the difference of the appearance and property of each material.

  1. Flat Plate – so-en – L JPY 14,040 (incl. tax)
  2. Flat Plate – so-en – M JPY 9,720 (incl. tax)
  3. Flat Plate – so-en – S JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)
  4. Small Plate – so-en JPY 5,400 (incl. tax)
  5. Mamezara – so-en JPY 3,240 (incl. tax)

For sale at FACTORY SHOP and our online shop from March 15, 2018

*will be available at the other NOUSAKU shops from early July.

 

We are looking forward to your visit.

[New Arrival] So-en Series: Second Release

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

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

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

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

We are looking forward to your visit.

[New Arrival] First Releasse of So-en Series

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

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

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


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

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

Limited Items for This Spring: Cherry Blossom Inspired Items

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

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

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

Season’s Greetings from NOUSAKU

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

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

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

President & CEO
January 1st, 2018

Special Gift for New Year

Thank you for your continuous support and patronage.

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

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

Holiday Notice from NOUSAKU

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

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

Limited item: Lucky Bags for Celebrating the New Year 2018

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

January 3rd (Wed)
GALLERY NOUSAKU

January 4th (Thu)
FACTORY SHOP

2018 NOUSAKU Calendar

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

Only available at our retail and online shops in Japan.

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

We are looking forward to your visit.

Limited Items for New Year

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Collaborative Items with FINAL FANTASY

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

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

1.“FINAL FANTASY x NOUSAKU” Tin Tumbler


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

2.“FINAL FANTASY x NOUSAKU” Bendable KAGO


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

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

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

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

Please do not miss this opportunity!

[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]

 

Limited editions in Autumn

We are pleased to announce that the limited editions in this autumn will be exclusively available at our retail and online shops in Japan.
From the old days in Japan, people has enjoyed waxing moon and admired the full moon in autumn season known as Tsukimi, a moon-viewing celebration, drinking sake and having good food.
These limited items will surely enhance the enjoyment of Tsukimi.
Please have pleasant times with your dearest in the long autumn evenings.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

For sale on September 6, 2017 (Thu.)

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

・Right
Tsukimi set
JPY 21,600 (incl. tax)

For sale on September 17, 2017 (Sun.)


Sake pitcher/ cup – moon set
JPY 17,928 (incl. tax)

Limited edition: “Wind bell – the Milky Way”

We are pleased to announce that the limited edition: “Wind bell – the Milky Way” will be available at our retail and online shops in Japan from June 14th.
“Tanabata” known as “The Star Festival” is celebrated in July, to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair. According to a legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to across the Milky Way and meet each other only once a year on the evening of July 7th.
Two separate slips are becoming one and it express the story of two lovers.
Please enjoy the twinkle sound floating in the breeze while imaging the beautiful starlit sky.

huurin_tanabata
On sales: June 14th
Price: JPY 5,724 (incl. tax)

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

Limited edition in this summer: Beer cup – “Cracked Ice”

Following last year, we are pleased to announce that the limited edition: beer cup – “Cracked Ice” will be available at our retail and online shops from May 10th.
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.

beercup_cracked ice texture

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.

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