Dispatch from Tokyo: Uguisu The Little Shoppe

Contributor post by Ros of Polkaros


Hello from Tokyo! Autumn is here and Tokyo is looking very pretty! Earlier this month I visited Uguisu The Little Shoppe on their grand opening day. For those of you who are into Japanese paper crafts and zakka, you may be familiar with the Uguisu online store. They have been offering Japanese goods to fans around the world since 2009. I was delighted to hear that they were opening a physical shop in Tokyo. Located in Azabudai, in the heart of the cityUguisu The Little Shoppe offers a selection of fine quality Japanese paper items, stationery, kitchen linen, tableware and houseware, carefully handpicked by the owner, Hiki. The vintage apartment that the shop is in adds an extra dash of charm to this cute weekend shop. Be sure to add this to one of your "to visit" list when in Tokyo! 







Lovely owner, Hiki in her cute shop.

And here are some of the wonderful products that you can find in the shop: 

Aizu-Momen Tote bag. 
Envelopes and rubber stamps by Mihoko Seki. 

Colorful onion skin paper stickers! 
A wide selection of products from Fog Linen Work.  
Beautiful handmade necklaces by Emily green

Japanese Washi Masking Tapes! 

Uguisu The Little Shoppe
Opening Hours
Friday: 12:00-19:00
Saturday: 12:00-19:00
Sunday: By appointment only.
Address
Warou Flat 4, Room 5A. 3-3-23 Azabudai Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0041''

http://www.uguisulittleshoppe.com/

_____________________________

Ros Lee is a lifestyle product/ zakka designer based in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by Japan's traditional crafts and unique zakka goods, she moved to Japan to study Textile design 8 years ago and has been living there ever since. She recently launched her Polkaros online store that carries some of the lifestyle products that she has designed in Japan. In her free time, Ros enjoys pottery, silkscreening, sewing and going around Japan with her camera.




Jan Halvarson

11 comments:

Jane said...

I can imagine a visit to this little shop is not just shopping but a wonderful 'experience' everything is a delight to the senses.

gemma.caroline said...

This looks like a little bit of artisan heaven! I am gradually falling for everything Japanese, I have some friends from Tokyo and Osaka that live in the UK now and they are always saying I must visit Japan. Lovely photographs x

Gemma
typicallyprettyenglish.blogspot.com

Lucinda Harrington said...

This is so sweet. I would like to have some little touches like this in my home, such as ribbon on display in cute little boxes!

Meagan said...

i love this tour, thank you for sharing - such great little vignettes!

Shari Heikkila said...

I think this shop is absolutely darling!

GreenTease said...

uber cute thanks for sharing

Melinda said...

I really want to go to Japan now, I have purchased from Hiki and she is so kind. Cuteness overload.

dibujosdenube... said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

narumi said...

I love the photos of Hiki's shop ! This is such a beautiful place, I can't wait to be in Tokyo...

Ben@Hammary said...

I will visualize a trip to the present minor store is not just buying however a great experience every thing can be a pleasure on the sensory faculties.

karin said...

Like her taste. Beautiful.

Instagram