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【和食と器】ぬくもり溢れる和のお土産を買いに、御徒町の「日本百貨店」へ
  • Come to Find Your Favorite Japanese Craft at "Nippon Hyakkaten(日本百貨店)"

Come to Find Your Favorite Japanese Craft at "Nippon Hyakkaten(日本百貨店)"

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Come to Find Your Favorite Japanese Craft at "Nippon Hyakkaten(日本百貨店)"Today's pickup is "Nippon Hyakkaten (日本百貨店)." The meaning of the name is a Japanese department store.

Translated by YukimiMizuno

Written by MATCHA

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Between Okachimachi (御徒町) and Akihabara (秋葉原), there is a street called "2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN."
The street's concept is "product making", so you can find various unique shops here.

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Today's pickup is "Nippon Hyakkaten (日本百貨店)." The meaning of the name is a Japanese department store.

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All products in the store are selected by the manager, and you can feel its handmade warmth and sophisticated art. By looking around, you should be able to find lovely "made in Japan" products that you like.

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The store with full of Japanese crafts

Selected goods from all over Japan are lined up in the store, and bowls are one of my favorite goods.

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Hagi ware (Hagi-yaki,萩焼) is a type of Japanese pottery known in Hagi in Yamaguchi prefecture. Clay used for Hagi ware is coarse, and due to its texture, color of ware is unique. Since the color changes as you use, the process is called "Hagi's seven changes (Hagi no Shichibake)"

The small cup in front of the left is 500 yen. It's pretty reasonable.

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Kutani ware (Kutani yaki, 九谷焼) is another type of Japanese pottery from Nomi in Ishikawa prefecture.
Kutani wares in the store is produced by KUTANI INO SEIHO CO LTD. Their bright colors lighten the mood, and fine bubbling that only pottery can make is another reason to drink beer with this glass. The price is 4500 yen each.

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Mage wappa (曲げわっぱ) is a traditional artifact in Odate, Akita. People say, there was a woodman who made a container from wood long ago, and this the origin of Mage wappa.
Bento box and Oshibori (wet towel) stand are good for picnic seasons.

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A skinny shape bottle is called Uguisu Tokkuri, which is a container for Sake. This is a very humorous product because it makes a sound as birds sing when you pour sake.

Ochoko, a drinking cup is cute as well. When sake is filled, there is a smily face inside the cup, but once you drink it, a face of ogre will show up.

Uguisu Tokkuri: 3300 yen
Ochoko : 1000 yen

Both produced by 菊水酒造 "Kikusui brewing" in Shibata, Niigata

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Suzugami, a metal paper and Fujisan Oroshi, a small Mt Fuji plate are popular too.

Suzugami: 2700yen
Produced by シマタニ昇龍工房 "Shimatani Syouryu Studio" in Takaoka, Toyama

Fujisan Oroshi: 1000yen
Produced in Toki, Gifu

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A pair of sea bream shape plates (2500yen) looks good for a gift.
Other containers made by different artists are attractive too as they are one of a kind.

What is your favorite?

Besides containers and plates, there are a lot of attractive goods like cooking utensils and kitchen items.

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Japanese style handkerchief called "Tenugui" is one of popular goods. The original use of Tenugui is to wipe sweat off, but it also can be used in wide range. For instance, you can tie Tenugui to your head, and you also can wrap things with it.

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Recently, using Tenugui as a place mat becomes popular as you can see in the photo.

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There are varieties of Tenugui, so spend a little time to look for what you love the best. The price range is between 500 yen to 1500 yen.

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Moreover, the store is full of local products, bags, stationery and etc...
It must be fun to explore the store like you do a treasure hunting.

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Find your favorite one at Nippon Hyakkaten

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In Nippon Hyakkaten, each one of products has its own story. Staff working in the store is very passionated about their goods. In addition to the main store "Nippon Hyakkaten," there are also other group stores include "Shokuhin kan," "Furu dougu" and "Kuko"

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You can find whole heart of artists and Japanese traditional techniques in "Nippon Hyakkaten."
There must be a product that you would fall in love.
If you visit Asakusa, Akihabara or Ueno, take a side trip to the store. You won't regret it.

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Want to know what the use of this product is? Come to "Nippon Hyakkaten" to find out!

Information

Nippon Hyakkaten 日本百貨店

Address:2k540 AKIOKA ARTISAN 5-9-5 Ueno Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access:Tokyo Metro Ginza line "Suehirocho Station" Exit 2
Tokyo Metro Hibiya line "Naka-Okachimachi Station" Exit 2
JR Akihabara Station, Denki gai exit
JR Okachimachi Station, South exit
Tell:03-6803-0373
Close:Wednesday
Hour:11:00~19:00
Language:Japanese
HP:http://nippon-dept.jp

Shokuhin kan 日本百貨店しょくひんかん

Address:8-2 Neribeicho Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access:Tokyo Metro Ginza line "Suehiromacho Station" Exit 2
Tokyo Metro Hibiya line "Naka-Okachimachi Station" Exit 2
Tell:03-3258-0051
Close:N/A(*New year day, the first Wednesday of June and November)
Hour:11:00~20:00
Language:Japanese
HP:http://syokuhinkan.nippon-dept.jp

Furudogu 日本百貨店ふるどうぐ

Address:2k540 AKIOKA ARTISAN 5-9-3 Ueno Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access:Tokyo Metro Ginza line "Suehiromacho Station" Exit 2
Tokyo Metro Hibiya line "Naka-Okachimachi Station" Exit 2
Tell:03-6803-0373
Close:Wednesday
Hour:11:00~19:00
Language:Japanese
HP:http://nippon-dept.jp/%20furudougu

Kuko 日本百貨店くうこう

Access:Haneda airport Terminal 1 2F South wing departure hall
Tell:03-5757-8154
Close:N/A
Hour:6:00〜20:00
Language:Japanese

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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