fairs & events

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
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)

January 4th (Thu)

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.)


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


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.

Sake Event at Shanghai Takashimaya

We are pleased to announce sake tasting event will be held at Shanghai Takashimaya on Oct. 21st and 22nd with Tengmai made by the sake brewery from Ishikawa pref.

It is said that tin removes excessive bitterness from sake and produces better taste. We hope you enjoy and compare the difference between our tin sake cup and a glass cup.
Mr.Nousaku will also join the event and give a public talk about the tin’s property and our recent challenges.

Location: Shanghai Takashimaya  5th floor
Address: No.1438 Hongqiao Road (near Hongbaoshi Road and Manao Road), Changning District, China
Date: Oct.21st – Oct.22nd, 2017
Time: 13:00 to 15:00
Capacity: 20 people each day
Participation fee: 100 CNY (The member of Takashimaya VIP can use your point. Please visit the service center on the 2nd floor for more details.)

If you live nearby, or are planning to stay in Shanghai during this period, please drop by. Please refer this page for information in Chinese.

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


Toyama fair and talk show at Bangkok Isetan store

Our president, Mr. NOUSAKU, is having a talk show at our shop in Bangkok Isetan on September 22nd and 23rd 2017. Under the title “New Challenges of NOUSAKU”, he will talk about our recent challenges together with introduction of our new office opened this April.

Location: Bangkok Isetan 4th floor
Address: 4/1-4/2 Central World, Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Date/Time: September 22 (Sat.) and 23 (Sun.) 2017 13:00, 15:30 (4 times in total)

Other than the talk show, TOYAMA fair will be held at the shop during the following period.
Period: September 21st – October 4th 2017
Opening hours: 10:30 AM- 9:30 PM

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

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