Acha, whose real name is Asako Kasai, is originally from Tokyo but now lives in Chiba where she creates stamps as cute as they are beautiful. She designs and engraves her own stamps. She gets her passion from stamps from a gift that him made her grandfather when she was little, she previously worked for stationery companies.
His Instagram account here will allow you to follow his adorable universe and his journey between Japan and Hawaii. She has created designs for UNIQLO in particular. She does exhibitions, organizes stamp creation workshops. On her YouTube channel, you can follow tutorials that she films. Stamp enthusiasts, do not hesitate to subscribe here!
She also creates personalized stamps so I couldn't resist asking her for a collection on the theme of Japan designed especially for us in preview!
Find it on social networks and on its sites here.
Japanese brand specializing in quality stationery, some models are assembled by hand. The company was born in 1987 and is originally from Tokyo.
Yuméno makes adorable and extraordinary papier-mâché figurines in Yamagata Prefecture. She is an autodidact who puts all her kindness in her creations.
You can discover his unique universe on his instagram account @artdaifuku and via his site https://www.artdaifuku.com/.
A cooperative of master perfumer known as master koh shi located in Awa jima in Japan. They are each at the head of a small workshop, as can be seen from their websites and company pages that I give you in description under the product sheet.
Thus, on each product sheet, you will be able to see which master and his workshop to create an incense fragrance with typically Japanese tones as well as videos showing its manufacture and use.
They called on a communication company to make packaging and communication suitable for international sales and European standards.
You can also find more information on their site:
And on the cooperative's You Tube channel:
In addition, don't forget to check out our collection of handmade ceramic incense holders from Japan.
Small Tokyo brand, created in 2016, specialized in stationery as cute as it is refined.
Find the brand on their website:
Artist designer, illustrator, he particularly likes to draw yokai and other little Japanese monsters.
You can find his universe on his instagram account @fujinami_uzura and on his website https://suzuri.jp/fujinami_uzura
Its stationery is produced by oriental berry inc. . This brand has a nice range of Japanese stationery in partnership with artists. You will find his insta account here.
Manufacturer of traditional Japanese papier-mâché hariko and ceramic dolls under the torii gate of the Tamamae shrine in Kuniichigu in Kazusa.
The shop is old and very pretty. A beautiful setting for pretty creations filled with legends and iconographies of Japanese art. All is handmade with love.
The workshop has existed for 90 years, it is specialized in the manufacture of daruma. They are completely handmade. The owner Hiroshisai Imai responded very quickly and very kindly to my requests. Thank you the kamis of Japanese crafts!
I had noticed her very beautiful Amabie Daruma too.
The Workshop and Shop located in Gunma Prefecture, Takasaki Town. You can follow their instagram account: @imai_daruma
The workshop is very lively, they have collaborations with large companies but also associations. They are known for the quality of their daruma and their creative customizations.
Their website: https://imainaya.com/
A very interesting video created by Jetro Gunma from 2020 shows the workshop, the shop and the creation of the daruma. You can watch it with this link: https: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = lzjg9v_ZzvY
I advise you to subscribe to their little You Tube channel to discover the crafts and specialties of Gunma. I also created on my You tube channel a Daruma playlist with in particular the method of making daruma, other creators of Daruma from Takasaki and also a performance by the owner of the brand.
Presentation of Jizodou Kyoto and its crafts
Yoshihisa Kato is a craftsman who makes very cute porcelain Jizô shaped and painted by hand with great delicacy and poetry. The jizô are the protective Buddhas of children in life and in death. they are, traditionally, carved in stone sometimes dressed in a bib, a cap. They are present, in large numbers, everywhere in Japan and particularly in Kyoto.
The work of Japanese craftsman Kato san.
Kato san also makes adorable Manekineko, the lucky cat. He creates figurines but also bowls, dishes and other containers. His art is expressed mainly by the work of ceramics and porcelain, in red clay or a special mixture for porcelain, painted by hand with iron or with the kuresu method (pretty blue). Most often they are without enamel, sometimes with a transparent glaze giving a nice shine and fired at 1230 degrees.
An exceptional Japanese place conducive to creation
His shop and workshop are located in the beautiful district along the aqueduct, near the Kiyomizu-dera temple. This district, restoring the peaceful and sublime atmosphere of the old, is classified world heritage of Unesco. He can draw from it all the tranquility and gentleness necessary for his creations.
Kato pottery specializes in omikuji (statuettes containing a charm that can be purchased in temples and shrines.) And in manekineko. Designer Fujiyasu (artist name) has a very modern vision that has breathed new life into his Japanese objects. Everything is done entirely by hand in Seto big city with quality production in Japan.
You will find the workshop, manufacture of Kato pottery on its site https://www.katotoki.jp/ and on its very lively Instagram account @katotouki.
You can also discover his creations in the temples of Aichi prefecture in some temples like @Isahaya.jinja.shrine
Kaya is a brand that wants to highlight Japanese craftsmanship. The textile work is particularly highlighted such as noren, tenugui and clothing including our superb socks. Everything is main made with the spirit of Japan and a nice modern and colorful touch.
Sachiyo Kimura is an artisan modern-retro toy designer from Kyoto, Japan.
She graduated from Kyoto University of the Arts. She practices both woodworking through her matryoshka, as well as papier-mâché (the art of hariko) and ceramics that she paints by hand.
She also likes to listen to bossa nova when she creates ...
Behind the Koneko brand, there is Amandine's know-how and her inspiration drawn from her first trip to Japan during her walks from Tokyo to Kyoto and her love of cats.
She uses Japanese motifs, free of rights, from all the Japanese cultural spectrum, katagami stencils, urushi lacquer, Japanese chiyogami papers, manga, her travel photos. She also uses chirimen cords, a specialty of Kansai fabric work, which she brings back from her travels in Japan.
During manufacture, she develops different resin molding techniques that allow her to achieve very successful results: the jewelry is beautiful, without solid opacity, the pattern is visible. The resin remains fine and shiny and of incomparable lightness. Goodbye to long and heavy earrings that hurt… Long live second-skin jewelry that you forget.
Each piece of jewelry is accompanied by a hand-made gift bag, included in the price, an original creation from Amandine, which also includes little Japanese surprises. Gifts in the gift.
These creations are graphic, light and colorful at the same time, full of finesse, poetry and humor.
Welcome to the world of Koneko Shoppu.
Maruco is a full time, talented illustrator. She creates a universe full of adorable watercolor creatures, often spirea ones from Japan. She created her company 4 years ago in Taiwan.
She declines her universe in stationery, stamps and illustrations for publications.
You can discover her cute creations on her instagram account @maruco_art. You will also discover its other sites and its facebook and twitter account.
Who is Marucoro chan?
The designer behind the brand is called Ryoko Watanabe. She lives in Kanagawa Prefecture and created her studio in 2014. She graduated in graphic design. Since 2016, she has made numerous exhibitions and her creations are today present in many points of sale all over Japan.
Japanese ceramics, a passion.
She skillfully handles ceramics and different types of pottery to create terribly cute little characters, kokeshi, daruma, fox (kisune) and manekineko.
You will find all his creations and his universe on his site: https://marucoro.wixsite.com/marucoro-chan
and his instagram account @marucoro_chan
This is an eraser stamp maker club. They are particularly gifted, their work is fine and full of details. They received the gold medal at the International Eraser Stamp Fair for their excellent technical work. Their pads are made of rubber with a light wood handle from the forests of Mie. 1% of their turnover is devoted to replanting the forests of the Mie prefecture.
Craftsman specializing in Togatta style kokeshi dolls, he is capable of incredible creativity. His creations are extraordinary and his imagination endless.
He was trained by Tokarita for 3 years before starting out as an independent in 2018.
He works in Miyagi Prefecture. He is very active on his instagram account @noboru_singer_kokeshi .
This is an eraser stamp maker club. They are particularly gifted, their work is fine and full of details.
They received the gold medal at the International Eraser Stamp Fair for their excellent technical work.
Their pads are made of rubber with a light wood handle from the forests of Mie. 1% of their turnover is devoted to replanting the forests of the Mie prefecture.
Vous pouvez suivre leur travail sur leur compte instagram: @pivo_hankoholly
Aurélie has lived in Japan for 6 years, she ran a store for one and a half on Shijo Dori in Kyoto. She also trained in a very well known kimono school in Japan, the Hakubi school.
She developed valuable contacts with the merchants of Muromachi for kimono and Nishijin for obis.
She makes a selection for me and I just have to choose ... it's really hard to choose because she has a very sharp eye and she knows how to find sublime and rare pieces. A real torture for your supplier of treasures.
Takada's designs are as cute as they are full of life. She creates Okiagari Koboshi objects typical of Aizu prefecture (local toy). She is a fan of drawing and manga and this inspires her creations for our greatest happiness.
You can follow her on insta account @takada_ume and also on her You tube channel. She often makes videos where she draws.
I warmly thank Emilie de Mélie and Malice who put me in touch and manage the whole process. It is also thanks to her that we will be able to decorate our homes with such great objects. Long live the Okiagari Koboshi! (The Emilies are wonderful).