20 Food Time Items to Enjoy at Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten focuses on "Japanese crafts Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten is a store that focuses on products with a focus on "Japanese craftsmanship".

The company was founded in 1716.
It is a long-established shop with a history of 300 years.

The store is full of functional and beautiful
The shop has many functional and beautiful "tools for daily life" that are rooted in daily life.
They are not only practical, but also lovable and long-lasting.
and can be used for a long time.

You will find items that are pleasant to use and that you will want to keep for your daily activities.
You are sure to find an item that you will want to hold in your hand every day.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's products are all about food, clothing, and shelter,
food, clothing, and shelter.

From leg warmers to keep you warm in the cold winter to toothbrushes in colors you won't find at the drugstore, we have a wide range of products.


Of course, there are many items that will make your daily meals more enjoyable.

Today we will introduce you our recommended items along with the brands that make them.

Japanese tableware, glasses


Kutani ware has been a representative of Ishikawa Prefecture's high-end tableware since the Edo period (1603-1868), when Kaga was known as "Kaga Hyakumangoku.
One of the characteristics of Kutani ware is its vivid and delicate painting.

Originally, Kutani-yaki was painted by craftsmen one by one with a brush, but KUTANI SEAL, with the idea of "making Kutani-yaki more accessible," has been working to try to create an expression that can only be achieved with transfer seals by applying a transfer seal printed with Kutani-yaki pigments to a vessel and then baking it.

KUTANI SEAL was launched by Ueide Choemon Kiln, which has been in business for six generations since 1877 as a Kutani ware kiln, and Maruwakaya, which produces Japanese craftsmanship.

Some of the KUTANI SEAL products sold by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten are Yu Nakagawa original Nara-related patterns.

KUTANI SEAL parent dish Nara

This parent dish has cute Nara-related patterns, including a parent deer, a celestial maiden, three mature trees, a lantern, a bundle of deer crackers, and a blooming double-flowered cherry tree.

The child plate paired with this has a baby fawn or nymph, a young tree, a candle (the contents of a lantern), a bundle of deer crackers, and a bud of yaezakura (double-flowered cherry blossom). ......

The Japanese tableware is more attractive when held as a set because of the drawings of the children in relation to the parent.


Owan-Ya Uchida

Owan-Ya Uchida has been producing Echizen lacquerware in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, for over 200 years.

The brand makes bowls with the desire to "make things that can be used continuously in daily life.

Lacquer was originally applied to wooden tableware to reinforce it.

As time went by, however, lacquerware became more and more expensive due to the demand for strength and beauty, and it came to be treated like an art craft.

At "Owan-Ya Uchida" we examine the process of making lacquerware and the scenes in which it is used, and apply only enough lacquer to make it durable enough for daily use.

This is how we have achieved an affordable price.

Colored Wiping Lacquer Bowls

Light and easy to hold, these bowls are designed so that the warmth of soup can be felt gradually in the hand.

The bowls are hollowed out of natural white wood and coated with colored lacquer and wipe lacquer, creating a transparency that is vivid yet unprecedented in lacquerware.

The brightly colored bowls are sure to be useful not only for daily use but also for special occasions for guests.

aisomo cosomo


aisomo cosomo" by Shitsurindo.
The name "aisomo cosomo" comes from the humorous sound of the Japanese word.

In addition to the black and vermilion colors commonly associated with lacquerware, the brand also offers a wide variety of colorful lacquerware.

Blister dish Tamari-nuri


The small, cute bean plates are also made of 100% real lacquer.

They are cute as an accent on the dining table with salt and other seasonings on them, or as a small plate to put sweets on for a quick splash of color.

It is stylish not only for use at the dining table, but also for storing accessories and small objects.

Tamari-nuri is made by applying two layers of transparent lacquer on top of a layer of vermillion lacquer.
This gives the lacquerware a deep and profound appearance.。

As you use lacquerware, the more you use it, the more it develops a subdued taste.
You can enjoy the unique color and characteristics of natural lacquer, which changes in color as time goes by.

Japanese Teacup


In proportion to the brightness of the yellow and turquoise colors, the heart of this teacup seems to light up as well.

It will brighten up your dining table not only when drinking drinks, but also when serving soup or simmered dishes.

This teacup holds 180cc when full.


We will create a new standard in the world and make "THE" in the future.
THE" is a brand that aims to create such products.

The glassware of "THE GLASS," one of these brands, is made by thoroughly considering "what is the most glass-like glass.

The shape, material (weight), and capacity, which are the most important elements of a glass, have been thoroughly pursued to create a simple and easy-to-use product that is the "standard" of glasses.

THE GLASS" is manufactured by HARIO, a Japanese heat-resistant glass manufacturer.

Of course, THE GLASS is also made of heat-resistant glass, so you can enjoy hot drinks as well as iced tea by pouring hot tea into a glass filled with ice in advance.



(画像:おうちで楽しむ陶器市うちる THE GLASS【TALL】350ml

THE GLASS comes in three sizes.
This TALL has a capacity of 350 ml, the smaller size SHORT has a capacity of 240 ml, and the larger size GRANDE has a capacity of 470 ml.

All sizes are easy to hold, the mouthpiece is comfortable to drink from, and they are also easy to wash.
The glass is very easy to use.

It is also microwave and dishwasher safe, making it easy to use. It is lightweight and durable,
Once you have it on hand, it will become your "standard" glass for a long time.


Tools for the table and kitchen

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

The original items produced by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten are functional and beautiful "tools for daily life.

They are also valued for their long-lasting use and attachment, so they will become indispensable partners in the kitchen and at the dining table.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten also has a brand called "Yuu Nakagawa," which is based on the concept of Japanese cloth.

Both Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten and Yuu Nakagawa emphasize the traditional materials, techniques, and designs of Japan, as well as the sensibilities and ease of use at the modern dining table.

Iga ware soup bowl

Iga-yaki is a type of pottery that can withstand high temperatures due to the nature of the clay used.

This is why many earthenware pots and pans are made durable and resistant to fire.

Iga-yaki soup bowls can be used over an open flame and can be served directly on the dining table, making them a great winter item.

They can also be used in microwave ovens and ovens, making them perfect for gratin dishes, stewed hamburgers, and other dishes.

It can be used in a variety of ways other than as a soup bowl, so it can be used in a variety of situations.

The size is about 15 cm in diameter.
Even if you make a lot of soup in a large pot and have some left over, you can quickly heat it up by transferring the soup, making it perfect for an evening meal.

It is a soup bowl that reaches an itch that was not likely to be found.


Salt Jar Tokoname

This is a "salt jar" made by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten together with "Yamagen Toen," a third-generation pottery in Tokoname, one of the six oldest kilns in Japan.

The salt pot is made of highly water-absorbent pottery, which absorbs excess water and keeps the salt in a dry state.

The lid is designed to be placed on the jar and can be used quickly and easily without any packing.

The simple, clean design with the soft texture of clay is attractive.
It is stylish even when displayed in the kitchen or on the dining table.

Wiped lacquer chopsticks

Chopsticks are an indispensable item for the Japanese dining table.

Original chopsticks made by Wakasa, the largest chopstick production area in Japan, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten allow you to choose the type that best suits your needs.

The shape and thickness of the chopsticks can be selected according to the size of your hand and your preference.

There are three types of chopsticks: square, which is stable to hold, octagonal, which is well-balanced against the hand, and shaved, which is comfortable for the hand.

There are also six types of chopsticks, including a combination of "thin" and "thick," so you will be able to find the perfect chopsticks for your hand.

Chopstick sets are also available, so you can give them as a gift when celebrating a special occasion.


Children's chopsticks that can be used forever

Children's chopsticks made by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten have rounded corners and a smooth finish.

The chopstick heads are rounded to ensure safe use by children, and the handles are angled to prevent pain.

The material used is bamboo, a symbol of life force and good luck.
It is a perfect gift to wish for the growth of your child.

The high fiber density of bamboo also makes it durable and colorfast.

Bamboo is a long-lasting item that can be used not only for children, but also as short chopsticks for lunch boxes, so it can be used for a long time.

It also comes with a burlap bag with red stitching for carrying it around, so you can take it outside.

Spoon for Curry

A tableware manufacturer in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, famous for metalworking, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten worked together to create the "Spoon for Curry" with curry in mind.

The indentation is shallower than that of a standard spoon, making it easier to scoop rice and put it in the mouth.

The shallow curve also makes it convenient to cut larger ingredients with the side of the spoon.

The tip is also flattened.
This allows you to enjoy the rice without missing the last bit of rice.

You will definitely be able to enjoy your curry without missing the last bite!

Fork for pasta

Following on from the "Spoon for Curry,
This is "Fork for Pasta".

This is a fork for pasta that solves the problem of pasta not being rolled properly, or slipping off when it is rolled.

The most important point is the distance between the fork's claws.

The fork's claws, which are narrower than those of ordinary forks, allow you to roll up just the right amount of bite-sized pasta without it slipping off.

The base of the claws is wider than that of an ordinary fork, and the indentation is designed so that the fork can scoop pasta sauce firmly.

The handle is also narrower so that it is easy to turn.

The overall design is elegant, so you will want to have more than one of these forks, as they are very useful not only for pasta but also for other occasions.

Chopsticks made of Yoshino cedar

Born from scraps of thinned Yoshino cedar, these chopsticks are made without using any chemicals and are sterilized with heat, a process that takes a long time.

Because they are made of natural wood, the color of the wood will change as you use them.

They are very durable and can be used without hesitation, making them a useful item once you have them.

The chopsticks are in the shape of Rikyu chopsticks, which are thin at both ends and slightly thicker in the center, so they feel comfortable in the hand and are easy to use.

They are light and easy to hold.

The set of 10 simple and elegant chopsticks will be a big hit at a gathering of relatives or a dinner party with friends.


Sashiko fabric pot holders

Sashiko fabric was used in the old days for hanten (a traditional Japanese garment worn by fire extinguishers).

This thick and durable fabric is filled with a heat-insulating material to prevent heat from being transferred.


The back side can be used to put your hand in, so it can be used like a mitten to grip the handle of a frying pan.
It is also useful when grabbing the handle of a frying pan like mittens.

It has a loop on the body, so you can hang it together with kitchen goods for storage, giving it a warm cloth-like atmosphere.

Kagamimochi Decoration

Kagamimochi decorations made of white wood instead of rice cakes are a very popular item every year.

The Kagamimochi made of wood is easy to incorporate into modern life, while expressing traditional decorations such as Iga-gumihimo orange, Awaji-knot mizuhiki, paper drip, and Yoshino-Hinoki Sanpo,
The simple design is easy to match with both Japanese and Western interior decorations.

The natural wood gives it a warm and cozy appearance.

You will be glad you bought it every time you decorate it.

If you are interested in this very popular Kagamimochi decoration, it would be a good idea to purchase it when you find it.


The dishcloths handled by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten are made from mosquito net fabric, a specialty of Nara Prefecture.

Because they are highly absorbent and quick-drying, they can be used in the kitchen and on the dining table for wiping dishes, tablecloths, and hand towels.

The more you use it, the softer it becomes, so you can use it for a long time.

Many people use it more and more and eventually use it up as a dustcloth.

The photo shows the "Fujiyama Fukin". This is Japan! Fuji, and it is perfect as a gift or a souvenir for people overseas.

There are many other types of kitchen cloths available.



Local limited edition kitchen cloths.
(This is the Ueno limited edition Oyako Panda dish towel.)



There are also dishcloths with a sense of the season.
(This is the Goldfish Zukushi Fukin, based on the Ukiyoe "Goldfish Zukushi.")


The slightly larger (approximately 58cm✕58cm) Hanafukin comes in a wide variety of colors.

It can be used not only as a kitchen cloth, but also as a drainer for vegetables, a strainer for soup stock, a wrapper for lunch boxes, and in a wide variety of other situations.

Towel hanger

Towel hangers, which can also be used for hanging dishcloths, are handmade one by one.

Simple and stylish, it is an item that easily blends in with interior decor.

It can be used in the kitchen, at the dining table, or even as a storage for small fashion items such as stoles, so you can unify hangers throughout your home.
It is also stylish.


Kamoshika Tool Store

Kamoshika Tool Store is based in Komono-cho, Mie Prefecture.

Komono-cho is a hot spring resort located in the Suzuka Mountains and is famous for being home to the Japanese serow, a protected species.

Kamoshika Tool Store is located at the foot of Mt. Gozaisho, the largest mountain in the "Suzuka Seven Mountains" mountain climbing area.

Kamoshika Tool Store's mission is "to provide a fun and robust lifestyle culture" and to deliver happiness through the dining table.

From Komono-cho, Mie Prefecture, where food-related tools have been made since ancient times, Kamoshika Tool Store transmits a lifestyle culture that we want to pass on to the future, and produces tools to convey this culture to the future.


Rice pot

The catchphrase for this product is "Above all, a pot that cooks delicious rice.
Its name is "Gohan-no-no-nabe" (pot for rice).

Although it is not as easy to use as a rice cooker at the touch of a button, you may feel a little more attached to the rice cooked over an open flame when you cook it with care.

There are three major features of the rice cooker.
The three main features of a rice pot are that it has no steam vents, that it is the right size for cooking rice, and that it is shaped to prevent spills.

Moreover, the cooking time is surprisingly short, about 14 minutes for a 2-cup size.

Because of its humidity-regulating effect, excess rice can be stored in the refrigerator, and since it is microwave-safe, it can be heated in the microwave.

The pot receives the moisture it needs and absorbs the excess, so you can enjoy the taste of freshly cooked rice.

We carry 2- and 3-portion sizes.


Gohan Shamoji (rice ladle)

Gohan-no-shamoji" is a rice ladle to be used with a pot of rice.

The wooden rice ladle is made of eco-friendly "antibacterial carbonized wood.

The superior durability and antibacterial properties make it safe to use at home with small children, and there is no need to worry about environmental pollution after disposal, which is a great consideration.

The shape of the ladle matches the curve of the bottom of the rice pot, so when used as a set, there are no leftover servings.


Santoku pot

SANTOKU Nabe is a pot that can be used for boiling, baking, and steaming in a single pot.。

The body is deep enough for stewing.
The lid of the body can be turned over to become a shallow pan.
It can be used as a frying pan for cooking over an open flame.

Furthermore, if you attach a steaming plate to the body and fill it with water, it can also be used as a steamer.

The simple and modern form of this pan makes it a great picture even if you take it off the fire and put it on the dining table as it is.す。


Ceramic frying pan

At first glance, the ceramic frying pan looks like a simple dish, but it can be used as a cooking utensil over an open flame, in the oven, on the grill, or even in the microwave.

You can make a main dish such as grilled chicken, Neapolitan, or a breakfast plate and bring it straight to the dining table.

It will also come in handy when enjoying hot desserts such as pancakes or French toast.

Another nice point is that you can reheat them in the microwave if they get cold.

There are two sizes available: "Normal" and "Small".

The "Normal" size is 8", which is perfect for serving main dishes.

The simplicity of this product makes it a great addition to both Japanese and Western dining tables, for everyday use and for entertaining.

Grill Plate

Kamoshika Tool Store's "Grill Plate" is a heat-resistant plate that can be used in the oven, microwave, toaster, grill, and even over an open flame.

It can be used for cooking with ingredients in a pot and then served as is to add a stylish touch to your dining table.

It is available in three sizes: large, medium, and small.
The medium size shown in the photo measures approximately 17.0 cm X 20.5 cm in width and 5 cm in depth, making it a generous size that is perfect for serving gratin to two people.

It can be used in a variety of situations, such as grilling meat over an open flame or baking pudding for a large group.

The handle is also made to get hot, so don't forget to grab a pot holder after cooking.


Natto Bachi


Natto Bachi," a bowl for natto. It brings out the deliciousness of natto.

It has grooves to let air in every time you stir it around, a one-sided mouth to put natto neatly on the bowl, and the unglazed inside to prevent stickiness from remaining when washing ...... and natto is thought of from eating to cleaning up afterwards.

There are two sizes. The "Koburi" size can hold one pack of commercial natto, and the "Normal" size can hold two packs of natto.

The bowl is designed specifically for natto, but can also be used for serving tofu paste or other dishes, or as a container for dressing.
The simplicity of the bowls allows them to fit easily on the dining table.


Ginger Grater


The "Ginger Grater" made of ceramic has a more rounded blade edge than a metal grater, so it grates only the fruit without cutting the ginger fibers.

The soft and fluffy texture of the grated ginger is a little surprising when you eat it for the first time.

The grater is small enough to be supported by a woman's hand, yet deep enough to prevent the grated juice from spilling out.

It is also a nice size that can be used as a Japanese tableware with soy sauce.


Whale House in the mountains

The Whale House is located in Aki City, Kochi Prefecture.
Kochi Prefecture is the most forested prefecture in Japan, with 84% forests.

The workshop of the Whale House is located in Aki City, right in the middle of the mountains and the sea.

The name of the workshop comes from a story about a whale that once lived in the mountains.

In the workshop surrounded by rice paddies, energetic women carry Tosa wood, sharpen and polish it, and carefully create gentle wooden tools one by one.

The wood used for the products is environmentally friendly, such as thinned wood or stumps that would normally be left in the mountains.
The gentle warmth of the wood is impressive.



These chopstick rests are based on small animals that live in the sea.
Each pair is packaged with a squid, shrimp, and three orcas.

The wood used is cypress.
This wood is resistant to water and heat, and is also highly effective in sterilizing.

Furthermore, since linseed oil, a natural paint, is used for the paint, there is no problem even if small children lick it off.
(Please be careful not to accidentally ingest it!)

In addition to chopstick rests, there are also pot holders and coasters, so the warmth of the wood and the animals are sure to bring a cheerful atmosphere to your dining table.


TADAFUSA , a kitchen knife studio

Sanjo City in Niigata Prefecture has prospered as a town of blacksmiths.

Since its establishment in 1948, Tadafusa has been making products that have evolved to meet the needs of the times while maintaining the skills of a long-established company, by doing all the processes by hand in order to deliver "really good products".




One of the most distinctive items is the bread knife.
The surface of bread cut with a bread knife that does not have a wave blade is smooth and produces few crumbs.

The bread ear can also be cut off by just gently adding a piece of bread to the knife.

Cutting board

The cutting boards made by knife specialist TADAFUSA are also full of attention to detail.

The material used is environmentally friendly antibacterial carbonized wood that has undergone a special heat treatment using patented technology.

The antibacterial carbonized wood, which is wood in a state one step before charcoal, is unable to harbor bacteria, so it retains its antibacterial properties while also retaining the texture of the wood.

The sound you hear each time you drop a knife with a thump is gentle and reminds you of nostalgic feelings.

The M size is perfect for solid cooking, and the S size is just right for cutting fruits and small snacks.


It also appeared in "THE GLASS,
THE" is a brand that introduces new standard items to the world.

Items to help you in your daily kitchen work are also available.


Of all the starry-eyed coasters in the world, there may be none that combine functionality and beauty to such an extent.

The material is a tile that is water-resistant and does not lose its beauty when wet.

The surface has grooves like a chocolate board, so a glass with a drop of water on it will not stick to the coaster.

Although it looks like small tiles stuck together, it is actually made of a single tile.

The coaster was originally made from a mold for this coaster.

It is a simple and beautiful coaster that has been thought through to the last detail.


(画像:おうちで楽しむ陶器市うちる THE COOKING PAPER 60枚入

Most cooking paper is made from pulp.
But this "THE COOKING PAPER" is made of non-woven fabric.

Therefore, it is about 6 times stronger than conventional products and has high water absorbency, and there is no worry about paper fibers remaining on food.

The paper is also very useful for laying on the floor for frying, draining vegetables, squeezing tea cloth, and rubbing soup stock, because of its resistance to tearing even when wet and the fine texture of the fibers.

Each sheet measures 25cm x 23cm, about one size larger than the palm of your hand.

Each box contains a generous 60 sheets.


Store Information

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten has 37 stores nationwide.



Make your daily table a little more special.

I feel that the "tools of daily life" handled by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten have an essence that allows us to continue to cherish every day.

The products we offer change daily in accordance with the changing seasons and the passage of time.

Please check our official website or our stores for the latest information.