Nakaniwa handcrafted tableware series

Published on May 18, 2016

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“Nakaniwa” original series products are designed by Osamu Saruyama, produced by Maruwakaya and handcrafted by Japanese artisans. These products explore the theme of “the relationship between French and Japanese everyday life” with tableware at its center.


In addition to the kutaniyaki Kutani Choemon tableware series “Breakfast & Dinner”, Maruwakaya is teaming up with artisans across Japan to create exclusive products, including magewappa bento boxes made of natural Akita cedar wood by Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten, and linens dyed at the Kyoto studio of master Yoshioka using natural dyes made from loquat leaves. In total, 16 different products have been curated for this series, which features Japanese crafts for the every day.

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Kutani Choemon Kutaniyaki is a traditional porcelain craft from Ishikawa Prefecture with a history spanning over 300 years.


A local pottery company that uses traditional kutani techniques that have been passed down for generations.


The pieces are formed at the deft hands ofKutani Choemon artisans and are made for various gatherings at the table from Breakfast to Dinner. The pieces are at once simple and of superior quality.



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