20 Best Online Shops for Japanese Housewares Design



When we launched Remodelista 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 courtesy of Toiro.

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.
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 $9 (the 4-person version is $11), and the glass Torch Coffee Server is $27.
Above: Nalata Nalata, a shop out of New York City, sells Japanese products for the kitchen, bath, living, and dining rooms.
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.
Above: Oen in London is a longtime Remodelista source for Japanese goods; the Tall Black Teapot by Naotsuga Yoshida is £145.
Above: Toronto shop Mjölk sells a variety of Japanese and Scandinavian design across furniture, lighting, and kitchen goods.
Above: Mr. Kitly in Australia sells Japanese wares like these brass Futagami Hooks that start at $35 AUD.
Above: Makié in New York sells clothing for women and children as well as Japanese housewares like this Shinogi Mug Cup and Striped Soup Mug, both by Japanese ceramicist Sunata Masami; $60 and $70 each.
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.)
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.
Above: The RetRe Wormy Wood Flower Vase is one of the many housewares available at IFJ Japanese Products Trading in Japan.
Above: Anzu in New York specializes in kitchen and dining goods from Japan. Shown here is the Coffee Pouring Pot by Takashi Horiuchi; $180.
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.
Above: Analogue Life in Japan ships goods abroad. Shown here is the small Iga Rice Bowl; $22 each
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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.
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. ($165), as well as products discovered on the founders’ travels abroad.
Above: A dizzying array of Japanese essentials are available from Umami Mart out of Oakland. For more, see Japanese Style Comes to Oakland.
Above: Kitchen gear like this Japanese Readymade Weekender Round Dutch Oven ($255) is available at Ukiyo Home in Chicago.
Above: This Mini Dish Mamezara 5-piece set is $69.50 at NYC-based Ippin Project.

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