Kokusai Model Laboratory was first established in 1950, as a creator of manganese battery operated wooden models. Through numerous inventions and developments, such as the first Japanese solar cell operated “Lucky Cats”, we have grown into a pioneer of moving POP advertising display manufacturers. Our brand “Kokusai DSP.” established in 2012 curates many new creative and inspiring merchandise.
Maruman started as a sketchbook company in Japan more than 100 years ago. Now, we are dedicated to offer binders, loose leaf refills, and notebooks over 20 countries. Our goal is to provide smooth writing and drawing paper for users regardless of their purposes and uses. Needless to say, we also demand the highest quality and standard in material parts with safety and durability. Whenever our product users want to draw something more interesting or come up with a novel business idea, we will always be with our users to share the moments that inspire their imagination, mind, and thoughts. Because we firmly believe that passion, hope, and struggle and joy in creating something new will help grow as a person. Helping everybody expand their creativity. Creative Support Company. We are Maruman.
Bringing a sparkle to your everyday. Lin exudes a luxe sparkle and elegant aesthetic created by our craftsmen. With a finish like metal and glossy coloration that changes with each angle, this is a cutting-edge Arita ware brand. Our unstinting pursuit of beauty beckons you towards a richer, more luxurious everyday
Past Exhibitor: HIGHTIDE
Hightide is a brand from Fukuoka, Japan, specializing in office supplies and stationery. We offer simple yet functional products from pens to storage containers, in a variety of styles with a common sense of nostalgia.
Our mission is to bring about a lifestyle of feeling fulfilled, like the ocean reaching high tide.
Past Exhibitor: Ouchi Kougei
Ouchi Kogei was founded in 1974 against the backdrop of rich forests in the northwestern part of Oita Prefecture. Since its founding, we have continued to make tableware and kitchen tools with excellent practicality and functional beauty, using high-quality Moso bamboo grown in the bamboo grove around the workshop as a material. Bamboo chopsticks made from supple and straight Moso bamboo are synonymous with Ouchi crafts. Chopsticks, which are light and easy to fit in your hands, have been loved for generations.
“Based on the “gifts” of the antiques, vintage parts, and inspirations that we have collected by traveling all over the world, we design and create items with a twist that makes people smile.
The brand name “Aquvii,” which translates to “yawning” in Japanese, encompasses our wish that a smile would gradually pass from person to person.”
Past Exhibitor: Tema Hima Specialty Food
Tema Hima Specialty Food offers a selection of carefully curated Japanese foods and condiments.
Past Exhibitor: MOHEIM
MOHEIM has introduced a variety of items for living spaces, from tableware to furniture and creates “new standards” with minimalism and simplicity to enrich the lives of those who own our products. We use traditional techniques and advanced technology to give shape to our products with an ethical approach in line with the times.
Past Exhibitor: Jalan Japan
Discover the beauty of Japanese modern interior design with “JalanJapan”
As a wholesale distributor in Shibuya, Tokyo, we offer an unparalleled selection of high-quality items crafted and made by artisans/makers from all corners of Japan.
Our skilled team ensures that your purchases are expertly packaged and shipped using the most cost-effective methods available.
Kanno Orimono is a tenugui (Japanese hand towels) and towel manufacturer based in Osaka since 1898.
While there are multiple ways to dye and print tenugui patterns, Kanno Orimono works with craftsmen who specialize in a dying technique traditionally called “Chuu-sen”, which makes the finish even on both sides of the fabric.
Reela by Yamato Tokorotani
Founded in 1963 as a Sandals maker in Ehime Japan. Since its founding, with the concept of “walking is living”, we have pursued “ease of wearing” by accumulating research and achievements in walking.Using the production technology of sandals and using wooden molds, craftsmen are handmade and consistently produce.
Floyd products are born from where our awareness intersects with a change in perspective. Our designs are not based on shape or superficial decoration, rather, we reinterpret the world as it exists to create value with original ideas and innovative approaches, focusing on originality and our process. Our mission is to share the sense of emotion and surprise that can come from when we see things through the playful spirit of the imagination.
Takagi was born in 1866, as a simple sawsmith in Sanjo city, Niigata.
Over the years we have developed into a company selling a wide variety of professional cutting tools.
Choosing tools is the first step to sophisticated cuisine. DYK by Takagi presents kitchen tools that allow us to express our aesthetic sense freely.
We aim for nothing less than 100%, and create unwavering values.”100%” and “Absolute” may be the domain of Buddha or Gods and something unachievable by human means.However, when you aim for 100% and create something close, it moves the hearts of people and gives birth to an unwavering sense of value.We trust our intuition and create a form that is true to our inspiration.We eliminate all excess and humbly pursue nothing less than “100%”.Commercialization is not the end, we want to further improve and change, and continue to seek what arouses latent desire
Otani Kiasaku Shouten
Healing traditional crafts that are close to daily life In Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, we manufacture and sell various metal arts and crafts, including traditional crafts Takaoka copperware. A metal product made by pouring molten metal into a mold, cooling it to harden it, and then removing it from the mold is called casting. We have been making casting products such as zodiac figurines, various figurines, incense burners, and incense stands that are close to you and can watch over you for more than half a century.
“Comfortable” towels with abundant designs and reliable quality We want to make good towels. With that in mind, Murakami Pile was born in 1960 in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. We would like to work hard to make better products so that everyone will be pleased as much as possible. We want you to cherish “good things” for yourself. We would be happy if one of them was our towel.
Picus started their business in 2009 to provide products that attracts many users who are long-time users regardless of trend. The “Pure Brass” series such as the card cases, and trays were launched in 2011.
Now Picus makes original designs mainly focusing on desktop items made of pure brass, pure copper, and stainless steel for users to be able to feel and enjoy the texture and secular change.
The start-to finish- handmade process of Hirota Glass makes for the highest quality possible and the total artistry expresses a sense of warmth when touched or seen on the dining table. Current head Tatsuaki Hirota boldly continues the legacy of his great, great, great grandfather creating glassware that captures Japan’s rich cultural epochs for the modern household.
Past Exhibitor: Sakura Waqs
A small leather goods company based in the industrial outskirts of Tokyo, run by a third-generation female CEO. Started by her grandfather, a skilled leather craftsman who originally began crafting leather bags and belts for Japanese department stores, Sakura has evolved into its own brand of fine leather goods designed in house under the direction of the family matriarch.