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NY NOW 2018 SUMMER

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU will exhibit NY NOW held at Javits Center in NYC from August 12 to 15, 2018.

This time we are especially showing our old works as a subcontractor which were never allowed to be taken out of the building. Skills developed during those old times became a foundation for the modern day creation of NOUSAKU. Classical but still modern brass vases will attract you and make you realize the transition of 400 year-history.

Please visit our booth at Booth No. 3563 in the Home section if you have a plan to come to the exhibition.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Date: August 12 – 15, 2018
Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3
Date & Time: from 9am – 6pm (Last day until 3pm)
Booth: Hall TH / No. 3563

Interior lifestyle Tokyo 2018

We are pleased to announce that we will exhibit at the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo held from May 30 to June 1, 2018.

 

Date: May 30 to June 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last day until 16:30)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Booth: West Hall 2 / D-78 Japan Style

If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by the booth to see our latest items.
We are looking forward to your visit.

CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2018

We are pleased to announce our participation in CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2018  from April 18th (Wed) to 22nd (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.

After opening to the public from April 22nd, the items will for sale and you can shop onsite.
If you have a plan to visit Taipei during the period, we hope you to come to the show and enjoy our products.

CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2018
Date: April 18th(Wed)- 22nd(Sun)
Time: 10am to 6pm, till 5pm on 22 nd
Venue: SCCP Taipei  No.133, Guangfu S.Road, Xinyi Dist., Taipei 110
Booth#: 5th warehouse, S5-31

Tin Casting Workshop in Bangkok Isetan Store

We are pleased to announce that tin casting workshop to make a paper weight will be held at our shop in Bangkok Isetan on March 24th and 25th, 2018. This workshop is daily available at NOUSAKU LAB in our foundry and this is our first time to have the workshop out of Japan. Create your original tin item together with a special memory to take home with you.
Advance reservation is required and please kindly contact us at following email address for reservation/query.

Location: Bangkok Isetan 4th floor
Address: 4/1-4/2 Central World, Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Date/Time: March 24 (Sat.) and 25 (Sun.) 2018 14:00, 16:00 (twice a day)
Price: THB 1400
Contact: sales*nousaku.co.jp
(To prevent spam mails, the above address is indicated with “*” instead of “@”. Please replace “*” to “@” when contacting us.)
Other than the workshop, Isetan 26th Anniversary Sakura Festival will be held at the shop during the following period. You can find our limited items for Spring with the motif of cherry blossom. Please kindly note that the number of the items is limited.

Period: March 22 – April 3, 2018
Opening hours: 10:30 AM- 9:30 PM

If you live nearby or are planning to stay in Bangkok during this period, please have a look at the fair.

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.

[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.

The 85th Tokyo International Gift Show Spring 2018

We are pleased to announce that NOUSAKU will exhibit at the 85th Tokyo International Gift Show, one of the biggest international fair for gifts in Japan.

If you have a plan to visit the show, we hope you to stop by the booth to see our latest items.
We are looking forward to your visit.

Date: from January 31st (Wed) to February 3rd (Sat), 2018
Time: 10am – 6pm (until 17:00pm on the last day)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Booth: East Hall 3 / S22-04 (ACTIVE DESIGN & CRAFT FAIR)

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Exhibition and Workshop held at NOUSAKU CUBE

An exhibition “History of Birudan-washi” is now open at NOUSAKU CUBE, the gallery space in our foundry/headquarter. The Birudan-washi (Japanese paper) has 400-year history in Birudan, Asahi-machi in Toyama and Mr. Kawahara is the only one craftsman who inherits the technique and tradition.

We hope you to enjoy the beautiful world of Birudan-washi.

Period: 10:00 – 18:00 from January 15 to February 28, 2018
Location: Nousaku foundry/headquarter (Office park 8-1, Takaoka city, Toyama)
Price: Admission free

In addition, a workshop to make a pinwheel with Birudan-washi is also open on the following dates. You can make and bring your original pinwheel with the washi and our brass part.

Date: January 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun), 27th (Sat) and 28th (Sun)
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past every hour: last admission at 17:45)
Price: JPY 1,000 (incl. tax) – No reservation required
Contact: 0766-63-0001

We are looking forward to your visit!

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)

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.

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

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!

1st Anniversary Event of JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop

We are pleased to inform you that it has passed one year since the opening of our shop at JP Nagoya Takashimaya. We sincerely appreciate your continuous support and patronage. We will have an event at the special, celebrating the anniversary.

You can find our new items in advance of the other shops as well as limited-time items for this occasion.
Please enjoy decorations for Christmas & new year season with our items.
You can also taste drinks using our tin sake cup during the event.
Please visit us for this opportunity.

Period: from December 6 (Wed.) to 12 (Tue.) 2017
Location: Special event space on 9th floor, JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop

*Customers who make purchase over 10,800 JPY (including tax) will receive a special gift made of tin. Please note that the number of the special gift is limited.

Opening Fair at NOUSAKU Taipei Marriot Hotel

We all thank you for giving us your patronage.

Celebrating the opening of our new shop in Taipei Marriot Hotel, customers who make purchases over 3,500 NTD (including tax) will receive a special gift from November 11th.

Please note that the number of the special gifts is limited and also limited to one per person.

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

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。

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