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[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.

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For sale from October 31, 2018

[New arrival] Sake Cup – Oriental Zodiac – Pig

The latest item of our Oriental Zodiac series, Pig, will be released on October 1st, 2018 at our online shop and our retail shops including Taipei Marriott Hotel shop.

This sake cup series was launched in 2010 starting from Tiger, and the animal of 2019, pig is the 10th animal.
Pig is a symbol of health since it is said that the meat prevents all kinds of disease.

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.

 

[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.

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

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.

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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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

[New Arrival] Sake Cup – Oni

We are pleased to announce that our new item “Sake Cup – Oni” will be available at our FACTORY SHOP and online shop from December 18, 2017 in advance of the other shops

This cup has an Oni (Japanese demon) face on the outside and an Otafuku (smiling woman’s face with the meaning of “inviting many lucks”) face on the inside, expressing “Demons out! luck in!”.
This word is derived from a special ritual in early February (new year’s eve in lunar year) to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.
Please enjoy such a humorous item.

This item is recommended also for welcoming the new year.

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Sake Cup – Oni – L  JPY 5,400,  [gold] JPY 9,180 (incl. tax)
Sake Cup – Oni – M  JPY 4,968,  [gold] JPY 8,424 (incl. tax)
Sake Cup – Oni – S  JPY 4,320,  [gold] JPY 7,344 (incl. tax)

For sale from December 18, 2017 only at FACTORY SHOP and online shop
(The releasing date at the other shops will be announced later.)

We are looking forward to your visit.

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]

 

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.

 

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.

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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 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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

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.

Special item only available at NOUSAKU JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop

We appreciate all your support for NOUSAKU JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop which opened this September, our first shop in Tokai area.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to offer the new item “Golden SHACHIHOKO – set of 2” as the second exclusive item at the shop.

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In the motif of golden SHACIHOKO which is a symbol of Nagoya Castle, it is made of 100% pure tin using a traditional casting technique handed down in our area. Applied gold plating on the surface, it makes a unique gift for your memorable trip.

Golden SHACHIHOKO – set of 2
On sales: December 11th (Sun)
Price: JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)

It is only available at NOUSAKU JR Nagoya Takashimaya shop.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

New item release

We are pleased to announce that we have released the following 3 items.

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(Left) Wine Glass – TIN   JPY 30,240 (incl. tax)
“Veloute” means smooth, mellow and velvety in French.
Assembled a glass bowl with a pure tin stem, this glass will make the flavor of wine mellower by the property of tin as the stem directly contacts with liquor poured.

(Middle)
Chopstick Rest – leaves – set of 2 JPY 3,240 (incl. tax)
Chopstick Rest – leaves – set of 5 JPY 7,560 (incl. tax)
Inspired by leaves floating in the wind, the simple yet elegant design makes the table playful and special.

(Lower right) Aya – Bangle   JPY 16,200 (incl. tax)
Taking advantage of the property of tin which is soft enough to bend by hands, this item can be shaped to fit to your size. Add your taste, it will make the perfect addition to any look.

These new items will be released on Nov 16th at our retail and online shops in Japan.
All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

[New arrival] Sake Cup – Oriental Zodiac – Rooster

The latest item of our Oriental Zodiac series, Rooster, was released on November 2nd.

Oriental Zodiac is based on a 12-year lunar cycle, and each year is represented by an animal.
2017 is a year of the rooster and it is said that people born in the year are honest, capable and talented.

This sake cup series launched in 2010 and rooster is the 8th animal, starting from Tiger.
Although it is designed as a sake cup, you can use it as a table accessory or an interior object to add enjoyment to your life.
Each animal comes in 2 types, 100% pure tin and it applied gold leaf inside.

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Kindly refer to the following link for the detail: Rooster / Rooster [gold]

NOUSAKU items won 2016金点設計奨 (Golden Pin Design Award)

We are pleased to announce that the following NOUSAKU items won 2016金点設計奨(Golden Pin Design Award) in the category of product design.

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- Wind bell – slim
- KAGO – square
- Flower vase – LASSO
- Brass Block

Hosted by Taiwan Design center, a governmental institution in Taiwan, 金点設計奨(Golden Pin Design Award) is known as the most prestigious and international design award in Taiwan.
This year 465 items won the award from among over 3,000 entries and the special “Best of Golden Pin Award” will be given to the only top 5% of the award winners.
Among our items, Flower vase – LASSO has been nominated as the finalist which is eligible to receive the best award.
The winner will be officially announced and commended in the ceremony held on December 1st (Thu).

Special event “Nousaku French Style” at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi

We are pleased to announce the special event “Nousaku French Style” in which we will showcase and introduce the elegant table settings using our items.
During the event, beautiful tin plates which embody the crescent moon and the special wine glass – Veloute is exclusively on sale at the shop.

– Special event “Nousaku French Style”
Period: Oct 5th (Wed) – 11th (Tue)
Venue: 5th Fl., Nihombashi Mitsukoshi TEL:03-3274-8931 (main number)

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– Available only at the shop
Small plate – crescent moon JPY 6,480 (incl. tax)
Oval plate – crescent moon JPY 6,696 (incl. tax)

– Presale at the shop
Wine Glass – Veloute JPY30,240 (incl. tax)
* You can enjoy the property of pure tin through this glass as the stem made of pure tin contacts with liquor poured into.

Moreover, we offer a special experience to enjoy the property of pure tin, using our sake cups, and to learn about our history through our president speech on Oct 8th.

-Speech of our president Mr. Nousaku *Presented in Japanese
Date: On Oct 8th (Sun) PM 1:00-

All of us at NOUSAKU look forward to your visit.

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