ISSUE 13  |  Sonoma Style

Shopper’s Diary: Yaginoyama in Japan

March 29, 2011 3:19 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We were delighted to hear from Kay Yoneda about her new online shop, Yaginoyama, which offers "Japanese goodness for the non-Japanese world." According to Yoneda, "Everything in the shop represents the best of Japanese product design. Each piece is intelligently and functionally designed, but we have also taken care to select items based on craftsmanship and ethical production. We currently stock handmade tableware, stationery, leather items (mostly bags), and a few other tidbits. All of our products are shippable worldwide, but very few are available outside Yaginoyama internationally."

N.B. Ten percent of the price of every product bought from Yaginoyama will be donated to the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief through the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Above: Lidded Pitcher by Tsunoda-san; $155.

Above: Plates by Tsunoda-san; prices start at $23 for the small size.

Above: A selection of Tsunoda-san Cups; prices start at $32.

Above: Suribachi Mortar; $25.

Above: Surikogi Pestle; $15.