Japan Brand curates artisanal objects from Japan (including paper goods, furniture, fashion, kitchen and decorative items) and assembled an impressive group for this year's pop-up shop, which continues for the next five weeks. Most of these items are on sale in the U.S. for the first time, and almost all of them are available in small quantities. A range of events will also be held, including calligraphy demonstrations, sake tastings, and gift wrapping.
Some favorite CH products include the Alexander Gelman-designed lacquer bicycle and hand-made chess sets (watch out for our upcoming feature on him and Postglobal, a book that documents his last four years discovering the traditional arts of Japan. If you're in NYC you can meet him at a book signing this Saturday, 21 November 2009, 3pm at Kinokuniya), the very well priced Nussha floral bowls from Yamanaka, the very light weight cast iron cookware from Kawaguchi i-mono, and the amazing hand-dyed scarves, ties and hats from Tumugi. See our photos of these and other products below.
Japan Brand NYC Pop Up Shop at Felissimo
23 November-24 December 2009
10 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019 map
tel. +1 212 956 4438