ISSUE 43  |  Lessons from Japan

11 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares Design

October 27, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

When we launched Remodelista a few years back, it was almost impossible to source the hauntingly beautiful housewares of Japan. Things have improved dramatically; here are our top 10 online sources for Japanese design (some have brick-and-mortar stores as well).

Above: We discovered the work of glass artist Peter Ivy via Tortoise General Store, in Venice Beach, a must-visit when you’re next in LA.

Above: The Azmaya Copper Kettle is $300 from Nalata in New York City.

Above: A dizzying array of Japanese essentials are available from Umami Mart.

Above: A Bamboo Market Basket from Anzu, in New York, is $124.

Above: Sam Hamilton of March, in San Francisco, recently started stocking the work of Japanese glass master Yoshihiko Takahashi; beyond beautiful.

Above: The Mutsumu Round Large Bamboo Onion Basket, handmade in Kyoto, is CA $60 ($53.50 USD) from Mjölk, in Toronto.

Above: The Hirota Glass Teapot is £80 ($129) from OEN in the UK.

Above: A Ginger Grater and Whisk from Mr. Kitly in Australia is AU $45 ($39.62 USD).


Above: Ceramic Platters by Osamu Saruyama are $75 via Analogue Life.

Above: A set of Six Stackable Kitchen Tools includes a mortar and pestle, a ginger/garlic/wasabi grater, a juicer, a utensil holder, and a lid that doubles as a dish; $98.50 at Ippin Project Store.

More of our favorite sources for kitchen accessories? Take a shopping trip around the world with us: