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The Shop at Japan House London has put together a collection of items designed to boost the enjoyment of time spent at home, in your own company or with loved ones. Whether it is reading, writing, listening to music or simply sitting back to relax, there is something to enhance every experience.

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MISOKA toothbrush by Yumeshokunin

Available with a choice of red, yellow, green or blue logo, £21.00

The original MISOKA toothbrush has been the brand’s most popular product since its founding. The nylon bristles are treated with a nano-coating of minerals which allow this toothbrush to be used with only water and without the need for toothpaste. Magnesium, calcium and sodium based minerals work to remove plaque from teeth’s surface, making them smooth and resistant to staining. Each toothbrush comes in a giftbox handcrafted from paper.

Size: 185mm x 13mm
Length of bristles: 10mm

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Igusa yoga mat
by P2 & Associates

£120.00

This yoga mat is made of igusa (rush grass), a natural material which is used to make tatami, woven mats used for flooring in Japanese-style interiors. Igusa offers air-purifying, cooling and odour-reducing properties, deodorizing more than 90% of the odorous components of sweat. The mats are made in the Chikugo region of Fukuoka Prefecture, which is known as the production centre of igusa.

Size: 66cm × 185cm

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Kirei Water
by A.P.D.C CLEAR

Non Fragrance spray (300ml), £15.00
Non Fragrance re-fill (270ml), £12.00
’Green forest’ spray (300ml), £15.00
’Green forest’ re-fill (270ml), £12.00

Kirei Water is a water-based, deodorizing disinfectant spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria using natural ingredients which have been proven to work in the medical field. Free from chlorine, alcohol and harsh chemicals, it is effective, gentle and safe for pets, even if ingested. Three key components work against odours, bacteria, viruses and mites; super-electrolyzed ionized water, complex amino acids and natural phytoncides. The spray is suitable for disinfecting clothes, household surfaces, toys, gym equipment or even face masks. The Japanese word kirei means both ‘beautiful’ and ‘clean’.

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Kibiso Zori sandals by Nuno

Small (length 22cm), £99.00
Large (length 25cm), £138.00

Kibiso is the protective outer layer of silk cocoons typically discarded due to being too tough and crooked for industrial weaving. Driven by concerns with sustainability, manufacturing waste and recycling, Nuno works with weavers in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture to repurpose kibiso to create handmade Kibiso Zori sandals. The sandals are 100% silk, as they are made from kibiso, which contains amino acids with skin-softening properties. Find out more about Nuno's Design Director's, Sudō Reiko's, work with kibiso in our Story.

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Tanabata scarf by Nuno

Tanabata scarf in red, £175.00
Tanabata scarf in grey, £175.00 (Sold Out)
Tanabata scarf in blue (Sold Out)

Tanabata is a design from Nuno’s Origami Pleats line which was inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding. Polyester organza is folded using accordion and reverse folds, like origami. It is then dyed with a transfer dye technique using paper, and pressed in a pleating process specially developed by Nuno to ensure a permanent setting of the pleats. The fabric is laser-cut to add fluidity and movement to this sculptural, geometric piece. Find out more about Nuno's innovative Design Director Sudō Reiko in our Story.

Dimensions: 170×43cm
100% Polyester

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TSUMIKI by More Trees

7 pieces, £65.00
13 pieces, £115.00

TSUMIKI are triangular wooden blocks named after Japanese building blocks. The notch at the tip of each piece allows the blocks to be fitted together easily to create structures by children and adults alike.

TSUMIKI are designed by architect Kengo Kuma, based on a commission by More Trees, a forestry conservation organization led by renowned Japanese musician Sakamoto Ryuichi. Each piece is handmade by local artisans from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified cedar wood from Morotsuka Village in Miyazaki Prefecture. Find out more about TSUMIKI in our Story.

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Awaglass by Studio Note

Mini, £39.00
Regular, £67.20 (sold out)

Created by designer Terayama Norihiko, Awaglass is no ordinary hourglass. Rather than a tool to keep time, it encourages the user to lose themselves in the meditative display of bubbles (awa) rising up, displacing and forcing water to trickle down.

Terayama Norihiko is a designer at Studio Note. After studying product design in Japan, he studied conceptual art at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, which has had a great influence on his work.

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Incense case by Kungyokudo

Walnut or maple, £42.50

Kungyokudo was founded as an apothecary in the third year of the Bunroku Era (1594 CE), and remains today in its original location in front of Nishi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto. With reliable, all-natural materials that have been used throughout the company's long history combined with proven methods and recipes, Kungyokudo produces a variety of fragrant products such as essential oils, candles, hand creams and scent accessories.

Kungyokudo's incense cases are handcrafted from natural wood and come with a conveniently designed incense holder inside the lid.

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Brush pen 'item 31'
by Craft Design Technology

£54.00

Craft Design Technology works in collaboration with established stationery manufacturers in Japan, combining the company's expertise in contemporary design with their partners' honed craftsmanship. The result is a collection of beautiful CDT stationery that embodies the elements of craft, design and technology, and has the power to transform work spaces.

The brush pen is manufactured by Kuretake, a company that began as an ink manufacturer in 1902 in Nara, Japan, and went on to produce its first brush pen in 1973. Brush pens, fude pen, are often used in calligraphy, lettering, illustration such as manga, and other forms of artwork. A brush-like effect is achieved with the precision of a pen. 

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Lyric Speaker by COTODAMA

£4,320.00

COTODAMA’s company name is inspired by the Japanese phrase meaning “the spirit of words”. The music technology company, founded in 2016 in Tokyo, specializes in innovative, handcrafted speakers which utilise lyric-sync technology to display lyrics in expressive graphic styles. The COTODAMA Lyric Speaker creates an energetic and emotive visual display by arranging the lyrics of a song on the translucent screen. Music analysis technologies developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) automatically analyse the song’s mood and structure, and the built-in expression engine creates motion graphics for each song.

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