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The Shop

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Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00-20:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 12:00-18:00

The Shop will remain open until 21:00 for late-night shopping on the following dates:

Thursday 5 December
Saturday 7 December
Thursday 12 December
Saturday 14 December
Thursday 19 December
Saturday 21 December

See our Visit page for Christmas and New Years' opening hours.

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On entering Japan House, guests step into The Shop which occupies the majority of the ground floor. The space blurs the lines between a shop and a gallery. It introduces Japanese products: their provenance and the artisans and designers who make them. Read on to find out more about the kinds of things you will find in The Shop at Japan House London.

Exhibition-related Items

To coincide with the WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade exhibition (21 November 2019 - 22 March 2020), The Shop at Japan House London presents a selection of folk toys from Tōhoku, a region in the northern Japanese archipelago. With some of which being featured in the exhibition, complement your visit to the exhibition with a memento from the region.

Monozukuri

From crafts rooted in Japanese traditions and one-of-a-kind pieces by artists, to products reflecting cutting-edge technology or the design trends of the time, the Japanese passion for monozukuri*, meaning craftsmanship, has continued to evolve with the times. We would like to share with you the pleasure and beauty of functional everyday Japanese products.

* monozukuri: mono means ‘thing’; zukuri means 'making'. This word stands for the concept and the spirit of making and craftsmanship, including handmade crafts and large-scale manufacturing.

Food, Drink, Kitchen and Tableware

We introduce authentic Japanese food culture, including food, drink, kitchen utensils and tableware according to the seasons. From across Japan, we have selected a variety of dishes, plates, bowls and utensils made by prominent artisans. Get to know how people in Japan cook, use kitchenware, and eat, so you too can incorporate them into your lives. You can also find a fine selection of Japanese sweets and sake.

Stationery and Washi (Japanese paper)

Our shop range includes high-quality stationery such as pens and notepads; painting supplies and materials in Japanese colours makers and artists. We also have washi, Japanese paper, in various sizes, for drawing, wrapping or writing.

Fashion and Accessories

Along with accessories designed and made by contemporary makers, you will find clothes and textiles made using traditional methods, yet updated to fit with modern lives.

Healthy Living

You can bring the scent and feel of Japan to your bathroom with quality towels and organic soaps from the shop at Japan House London. Japanese fragrances including incense and cosmetics are also available.

Books

Japan House London has a full range of books, on architecture, food, literature, travel, fashion, monozukuri, and more; selected by HABA Yoshitaka, President and Founder of BACH, a book specialist in Japan who is revolutionizing the way books are displayed and curated. For those after something extra special, valuable vintage books are available. You also have the opportunity to attend book launches and meet-the-author events at Japan House London. Some items from the Library display is also available. 

Travel Zone

The ground floor has a travel information area staffed by the Japan National Tourism Organization, offering free travel advice and leaflets.