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20 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares


20 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares

January 19, 2022

When we launched Remodelista 15 years ago, it was almost impossible to source the hauntingly beautiful housewares of Japan. Things have improved dramatically; here are our top 20 online sources for Japanese design (some have brick-and-mortar stores as well).

N.B.: Featured photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista, with styling by Alexa Hotz, from Shop Owner Makié Yahagi’s Charm-Filled Loft in SoHo, New York.

Native & Co.

native & co. in notting hill, london, offers a wide range of goods from jap 17
Above: Native & Co. in Notting Hill, London, offers a wide range of goods from Japan, from Edo Kiriko cut glass to ceramics to brass accessories from Oji Masanori.


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Above: We first came across Kurasu, an online shop stocked with coffee-making essentials by Japanese makers, when we were sourcing the glass carafes used at LA-based cafe Maru Coffee. This 2-person Kono Meimon Dripper is just $8 (the four-person version is $11); we also love the glass Torch Coffee Server (currently sold out).

Nalata Nalata

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Above: Nalata Nalata, a shop out of New York City, sells Japanese products for the kitchen, bath, living, and dining rooms.

Tortoise General Store

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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 Los Angeles.


Above: Rikumo in Philadelphia offers a wide range of housewares and office accessories from Japan, including these striped Kitchen Towels ($32 each), available in five colorways.


oen in london is a longtime remodelista source for japanese goods; the tall bla 23
Above: Oen in London is a longtime Remodelista source for Japanese goods; the Tall Black Teapot by Naotsuga Yoshida is $202 (though it’s sold out at the moment).


toronto shop mjölk sells a variety of japanese and scandinavian design acr 24
Above: Toronto shop Mjölk sells a variety of Japanese and Scandinavian design across furniture, lighting, and kitchen goods.

Mr. Kitly

mr. kitly in australia sells japanese wares like these brass futagami hooks (\$ 25
Above: Mr. Kitly in Australia sells Japanese wares like these brass Futagami Hooks ($55 each for the large diamond- and bean-shaped hooks).


Above: Makié in New York sells clothing for women and children as well as Japanese housewares like this Shinogi Mug Cup ($60) and Striped Soup Mug, both by Japanese ceramicist Sunata Masami. (The striped soup mug is currently sold out, but we like the Shinogi Soup Mug, too; $70.)


jinen offers an online compendium of timeless japanese household designs, inclu 28
Above: Jinen offers an online compendium of timeless Japanese household designs, including this Cantilever Toolbox by Toyo Steel; $125.


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Above: Toiro, a brick-and-mortar shop in LA that sells donabe alongside Japanese food imports and other Japanese kitchen tools and tableware, has a robust online store for non-Angelenos. (See Shopper’s Diary: Toiro in LA, World’s Best Source for Donabe and More.)


sam hamilton of march, in san francisco stocks the work of japanese glass maste 30
Above: Sam Hamilton of March, in San Francisco stocks the work of Japanese glass master Yoshihiko Takahashi; beyond beautiful. Shown here is the Tall Glass Pitcher and the Glass Lipped Bowl (each $340).

IFJ Trading

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Above: The Daiyo Ceramic Candle Holder is one of the many housewares available at IFJ Japanese Products Trading in Japan.

Anzu New York

anzu in new york specializes in kitchen and dining goods from japan. shown here 32
Above: Anzu in New York specializes in kitchen and dining goods from Japan. Shown here is the Coffee Pouring Pot by Takashi Horiuchi; it’s $180.


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Above: Moth in Chicago “features emerging artists from Scandinavia, Finland, and Japan,” says its website. Their online store is stocked with both artful clothing and housewares. See Moth: A Trove of Japanese and Scandinavian Design, in Chicago.

Analogue Life

above: analogue life in japan ships goods abroad. shown here is the hagi series 34
Above: Analogue Life in Japan ships goods abroad. Shown here is the Hagi Series Porcelain Cup by Azmaya; $18.33.


the fine woodcraft sewing box by tatsuya okano features multi level compartment 35
Above: The Fine Woodcraft Sewing Box by Tatsuya Okano features multi-level compartments for bits and bobs; it’s just one of the Japanese-made wares sold at Tokyo-based Envelope. See our story here: Envelope: An Online Superstore for Japanese Goods.


tenzo has a showroom in la&#8\2\17;s echo park that is open by appointment. 36
Above: Tenzo has a showroom in LA’s Echo Park that is open by appointment. Its website is stocked with Japanese goods, like this Hagama Rice Cooker by Suzuki Co. ($175), as well as products discovered on the founders’ travels abroad.

Umami Mart

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Above: A dizzying array of Japanese essentials are available from Umami Mart out of Oakland. For more, see Japanese Style Comes to Oakland.

Ukivo Home

kitchen gear like this japanese readymade weekender round dutch oven (\$\255) i 38
Above: Kitchen gear like this Japanese Readymade Weekender Round Dutch Oven ($255) is available at Ukiyo Home in Chicago.

Ippin Project

this mini dish mamezara 5 piece set is \$68.50 at nyc based ippin project. 39
Above: This Mini Dish Mamezara 5-piece set is $68.50 at NYC-based Ippin Project.

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

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran on November 7, 2019, and has been updated with new images, products, links, and prices.

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