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Tsuchiya Kaban

Tsuchiya Kaban began in 1965 with two craftsmen and a single sewing machine. Its founder, Kunio Tsuchiya, started making school bags out of his desire to p...

Mokumeganeya

The beautiful grain patterns are made from compiling layers of metals with different colors. Handcrafted by a craftsman, different metal combinations creat...

Chikusen

The kimono fabrics store Chikusen is so well-loved by Tokyoites that it is said, “For yutaka, it has to be Chikusen.” The store brings forth new creations ...

Marukyu Shoten

Yukata summer kimonos and tenugui towels dyed in brightly colored patterns are goods that came to make a regular appearance in daily life during the Meiji ...

Yotsuya Sanei

Zori, Japanese sandals are made using a base with a thong strap. The process of putting the thong through the base, known as suge in Japanese, is the key t...

Ryukobo

In daily Japanese life, the type of braid most likely to meet the eye is an obijime (sash tightener), used when a woman wraps herself in a traditional Japa...

Porter Classic

Famous for its Thunder Gate (Kaminari-mon) and thriving Souvenir Street (Nakamise Dori), Senso-ji Temple is an iconic historical landmark of Tokyo. As a pl...

Isehan-Honten

As one of the most celebrated fashion streets in the world, new styles and trends are always being premiered in Omotesando. Running parallel to this is Kot...

Hirose Dyeworks

Founded in 1918, Hirose Dyeworks has specialized in dyeing Edo Komon patterns for over a century. Edo Komon is a type of kimono patterns that originates fr...

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Ninben

In recent years, “dashi”, which is indispensable in Japanese food culture, has been garnering international attention as well. Ninben, based in Nihonbashi,...

Negizen

The long-standing spring onion store Negizen was established in 1885. In order to distinguish between “Senjunegi” that has been improved upon t...

Yamamoto Noriten

Yamamoto Noriten enjoyed a loyal patronage of the people of Edo, so much so that since its founding in 1849 people said, “When it comes to nori, it’s Yamam...

Toshimaya

Toshimaya was established in Keicho 1 (1596) and is Tokyo’s oldest sake selling establishment. Its trademark is “Kane-ju”. This is a combination of “Kane-j...

Nihonbashi Sembikiya-Sohonten

Could the use of fruit as gifts be a custom unique to Japan? Japan is a “fruit country” – a rare concept in this world. A wide variety of fruits ripen each...

Japan Culinary Academy Tokyo Committee

The Japan Culinary Academy has as its purpose to spread Japanese cuisine around the world, while at the same time handing down traditional Japanese food cu...

Eitaro Sohonpo

In 1818, in the late Edo period (1605-1868), a confectioner from the city of Hanno, Hosoda Tokubei, moved to Edo with his two grandsons. They opened their ...

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White Rose

The plastic umbrella that can be found everywhere in town and brings us great relief during sudden thunderstorms was actually invented in Japan. Pioneering...

Yonoya Kushiho

The tsuge (boxwood) comb, which was mentioned in Man’yoshu—the 8th century anthology of Japanese poetry—has been used to maintain hair since olden ti...

Edo Kumiko Tatematsu

The beautiful geometric patterns of hemp leaves and tortoise shell are thrown into contrast as soft light passes through a paper sliding door. Kumiko handi...

Matsuzaki Doll

Japan’s Sekku (Seasonal Festivals) culture has developed and become ingrained because of the stark contrasts between the four seasons. Since a long t...

Miyamoto Unosuke

Taiko drums are beaten vigorously, portable shrines are paraded through the streets, and shouts and hayashi (musical accompaniment) echo loudly. Such a fes...

Ubukeya

Ubukeya, specializing in the manufacture and sale of knives, scissors and other bladed goods forged in the traditional manner and hand-sharpened, was found...

Takahashi Kobo

In Suido, Bunkyo, approximately 160 years since the Edo period, there is a workshop that continues to make woodblock prints. Founded in the Ansei period (1...

Seiko Watches

K. Hattori & Co., the predecessor of Seiko, was founded in 1881 in Ginza. The shop was founded by Kintaro Hattori, who started his business repairing...

Nakamura

Noren (partitioning curtains), dyed with a shop’s symbol and name, are iconic features adorning the façades of Japanese shops. Thought to have arisen from ...

Kyogen

Kyogen was founded at Kyobashi in 1910 as a Mon-nori-ya, a craftsmen’s company that pastes the shape of a family crest onto kimono. Later, Kyogen became Mo...

Kimoto Glass Tokyo

Kimoto Glass Tokyo has seen the glass industry inside and out during its 80-year operations since its founding as a glass wholesaler. Pressured by cheaper ...

Edo Kiriko’s Shop Hanashyo

Hanashyo, the manufacturer and seller of edo kiriko, has a relatively large staff for an edo kiriko workshop of 13. It does everything, from the product de...

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