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My favourite wagashi with Yuichi Murakami of Bondo
AR Piece 'TOU-LIGHT'
Meet Yumiko Utsu at Kadoya
Meet Yukari Sakamoto at Kichijoji Shotengai
Meet Masahiro Wada at Nippara Cave
Photo Diary by Yumiko Kikuchi and Matsuki Narishige
Photo Diary by Tamami Iinuma
Photo Diary by Aya Okabe
Mag by Louise
The Thousands x tokyobike: Yanaka Bike Guide
My favourite hideaway with Junya Matsumura of Tabi Bagel
Not just selling products but presenting them as works of art, Graphpaper is the latest specialty store to be produced by Takayuki Minami, a creative directo...
Mag by Louise
Following on from its charming and slightly hard-to-find predecessor, Mag by Louise is a shop that lifts your mood with a unique mix of music, literature, ho...
An influential bookstore in a city where the heart of publishing still beats strong, Utrecht is a must-visit for those looking to uncover publications from l...
Whether it's mixing and matching West Coast vintage or joining forces with an aizome workshop to over-dye all manner of daily wear, 7x7 is a store built ...
Equal parts grocery store, bio-wine specialist and purveyor of daily goods, Doinel is one of the many tiny shops nestled in the streets surrounding Gaienmae....
In an area known for its vintage haunts, Mél deals almost exclusively in French daywear from the 19th-20th centuries, and is a lesson in dedication.
The Three Robbers
Housed in a rough-edged space down an unassuming set of stairs, The Three Robbers is a store that brings together classic-inspired designs and vintage deadst...
Coconuts Disk Ekoda
With the feel of a subtropical garden lounge, Coconuts Disk offers a suitably mellow introduction to Japanese classics from decades past.
Adorned with hang...
A store where you're just as welcome to stop by for a roll on the mini ramp as you are to peruse the goods for sale, 2[Ni] is a basement hideaway brought...
Filled with an array of ceramic plates, bowls and vessels handpicked from kilns throughout western Japan and further afar, Kogei Keaton specialises in the ki...
An experiment in how things can be 'made old' and how old things can become new once more, Takero Kano's IONIO&ETNA is a neatly arranged room...
A remedy for a wearisome day, a visit to Louise is as much about the flowers, herbs and plants – from bright tulips in assorted vases to tillandsia that hang...
As a collector and designer, Yako is fascinated by items that have been dearly loved by their owners, from picture-books read hundreds of times over to dolls...
Specialising in vintage eyewear that dates all the way back to the 1800s, SOLAKZADE is a store that shares a love for classic frames and the culture and hist...
Just down the street from Chosenji Temple in Koenji, Hachimakura specialises in paper products – from colourful craft stationery to Showa-era printed wrappin...
Snow Shoveling is a local bookstore filled with shelves full of printed matter alongside piles of printed matter that don't fit on the shelves. There are...
From childhood visits to her local store to choosing coloured paper for writing letters – and, more recently, to working as an art director and designing not...
With a carefully selected, personal collection of daily goods and jewellery, as well as an attentive owner who is happy to share the story behind the items a...
Digawel 1 & 2
Situated in the neighbourhood of Yutenji, Digawel 1 resembles a standard glass-fronted store, yet manages to capture the intimacy of a private studio filled ...
MAITO Work & Shop
From his early days spent exploring and foraging in the forest near his home town in Fukuoka to combining sense and science in various colour experiments, Ma...
Along a narrow one-way street sits QUICO, a store filled with a worldly collection of homewares, interior goods and furniture, all housed in a white crystal-...
Unexpected places for book lovers with Futoshi Miyag...
After interning at Printed Matter as a college student in New York, Futoshi Miyagi moved to Tokyo and found his way to Utrecht not long after. He now works t...
From pot plant devotees to park and riverside foragers, interior greeners to guerilla seed bombers – urban gardeners are a diverse bunch. Whether it's fo...
The first time I went to Post it was full of the most incredible cacti I had ever seen. Suffice to say, it was surprising for me when the next time I visited...
Yaeca create logically simple clothes, designed with a consideration for the environment and our everyday lifestyles. The brand's second retail space, Ya...
As you enter off the street, SEIN feels less like a store and more like a house filled with an eclectic range of personal goods, artwork and antiques.
There is something distant yet familiar about the one-off goods waiting to be discovered in Migratory. A combination of colour and craft, they’re items with ...
d47 design travel store
Another well-considered project of d & department, d47 must have quite the team of explorers to bring together such impressive discoveries from each of t...
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