[If you see this, you'll want it] Introducing how to use 24 popular items from Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten!

Hello, I'm Taki from Utsuwabi.

When I go to Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, I want to buy all kinds of things in that fusion of tradition and modernity, or rather, in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Japanese style!

Cute! I want it! There are a lot of “I want it! and when I learn about new ways to use a product, I want it even more.

In this issue, we will introduce some practical examples of how to use some of the popular items from Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten.

I hope you find your favorites as you look at how to use them!


Dish cloth 

One of Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's most famous products is the dishcloth.

New designs are released every year, so you may be tempted to collect them.

Made from mosquito net fabric, a specialty of Nara Prefecture, it features excellent water absorbency and quick-drying properties.

This product is likely to come in handy in the kitchen, at the dining table, and everywhere else.

Although these dishcloths are extremely easy to use, simply folding them and storing them in a bamboo basket makes them a wonderful interior decoration item.

We also recommend using it as a hand towel for unpretentious entertaining.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's dishcloths can be relied on in every situation, from draining vegetables to scraping soup stock.

Aiming for a simple and easy-to-use kitchen, the place tends to be inorganic, but hanging one of these brightly colored dishcloths will create a gentle and stylish atmosphere.

It is also useful for lunch box wrapping. You can enjoy your lunch time with your favorite pattern.

Even if they get dirty, they are easy to wash and dry, so you can use them with peace of mind.

Kamoshika dogu ten(Kamoshika tool store) 

Komono-cho in Mie Prefecture is a town that has long produced food-related tools. Kamoshika Tool Store is based in this town.

The products sold here are not only high quality and easy to use, but also attract attention for their utilitarian design.

Pot of rice

After cooking rice, the whole pot goes to the dining table.

The aroma of freshly cooked rice will make you feel relaxed and fresh even if it is your usual menu.

We also recommend using it with the Kamoshika Tool Store's rice ladle.

Ceramic frying pan

This frying pan is made of ceramic that can be used on all open flames, ovens, grills, and microwaves.

In addition, the pan is designed to be used as a plate as is, making it friendly to those who clean up after meals.

It can also be used for pancakes and other desserts that you want to enjoy hot.

Three ways pots

It is a santoku pot that can be used in three ways: boiling, baking, and steaming. It is a santoku pot that can be used in three different ways: boiling, baking, and steaming.

It is not only practical, but also has a lovely natural texture, so you can use it as it is without serving it in a bowl.

It is a pot that looks picturesque standing in the kitchen.

Salt-pickled jar

This shiotsubo (salt pot), created in cooperation with the Tokoname pottery Yamagen Toen and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, is made of highly water-absorbent ceramic ware.

The jar absorbs excess water to keep salt in a dry state.

Its simple shape and natural coloring that does not make too much of a statement may be just what you are looking for! I think there are a lot of people who say, “I was looking for something like this! It is a must-have item because it is easy to use and blends in casually in any kitchen.

Spoon for Curry 

This spoon was created by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten and a metalworking tableware manufacturer in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture. As the name suggests, this spoon has been thoroughly designed for “eating curry. 

It is shaped to allow you to eat every last grain of rice, making it easy to eat fried rice, omelette rice, etc.

Not only is it easy to use, but its beautiful form will make even familiar dishes feel a little more luxurious.

It is also recommended to purchase it as a set with the “Fork for Pasta” from the same series.


THE” will create a new standard in the world and create ‘THE’ in the future. The brand aims to create such products.

We produce many products that combine functionality and beauty.


Pour soda water over frozen fruit and take a breather.

THE GLASS, designed for comfort, will be used not only for special occasions, but also for everyday use.

There are also different sizes of the same design, so we recommend that you get them all.


Coasters made from tiles are water-resistant and water droplets will not cause the coaster to stick to the bottom of the glass.

At first glance, they look unique and cool, but they are also very functional.

The combination of a chilled glass and a tile is very cool.


This cooking paper made of non-woven cloth is useful for making ohagi (rice cakes), in addition to the standard uses such as rubbing soup stock, placing under fried food, and draining vegetables.

The beautiful packaging looks great wherever it is placed, so we dare you to leave it out and make it a part of your interior design.

Iga Ware Soup Bowl 

Iga-yaki is a type of pottery that produces many sturdy earthenware pots and pans that are resistant to fire.

They can be used directly over a fire and are microwave and oven-safe, so they are sure to come in handy.

In addition to soup bowls, they can be used for a variety of dishes, depending on your ideas.

Its moderate size makes it useful enough for cooking main dishes.

After cooking, it can be used as a vessel. It will mysteriously stimulate your appetite.

The warm earthen look is comforting. You will definitely want to use this dish for healthy menus such as soups and rice porridge with a lot of ingredients.


Kutani-yaki, characterized by its vivid and delicate painting, is a type of pottery often associated with the image of luxury tableware.

KUTANI SEAL was created based on the concept of “making Kutaniyaki more accessible. 

The technique of attaching a transfer sticker printed with Japanese pigments to a vessel and then baking it is used, allowing the user to enjoy the expression that only stickers can provide.

The smiley little bird that seems to be perched on the chopsticks will bring a smile to your face.

It is fun to imagine what it will be like when you actually put the chopsticks on the table.

KUTANI SEAL plates are the first thing you want to use when you want to enjoy your tea time today.

The combination of rustic sweets and KUTANI SEAL makes you want to imitate them.

You can trust KUTANI SEAL with your Western menu as well.

Even adult desserts with bitter tones are somehow bright and lovely.

Lacquerware from Shitsurin-do 

Lacquerware has been produced for 200 years in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

While cherishing the long tradition of lacquerware, the company continues to offer new works that reflect the trends of the times.

Uchida, the bowl maker

The “wipe lacquer” used on these bowls reduces the number of coats of lacquer to just enough to withstand daily use.

This gives them a unique texture and makes them easier to buy.

These bowls are perfect for Japanese-style meals such as zenzai or for celebratory occasions.

The elegant, natural coloring blends well with everyday dining.

The natural wood is coated with colored lacquer and wipe lacquer, giving it a vivid yet somehow transparent taste.


The name aisomocosomo, produced by Ururindo, comes from the Japanese words “aisomo and kosomo.

In addition to black and vermilion, which are commonly used for lacquerware, the company also offers a wide variety of colorful items.

Bite-sized sweets are served on different colored bean plates.

They are bright and elegant for both Japanese and Western cuisine.

The bowl has a fresh atmosphere while giving the appearance of lacquerware.

It is a delightful size that is easy to use for drinks, snacks, and small bowls.

When serving simple foods or when used with rustic vessels, it can serve as a subtle accent.

Wiped lacquer chopsticks 

Wakasa, the largest producer of chopsticks in Japan, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten cooperated to create “really good chopsticks.

They come in a variety of colors and shapes, so you will want to have a set for yourself and for your family.

Comfortable to use and simple, these chopsticks are one of those things that everyone wants.

Wiped lacquer chopsticks make the perfect gift.


They have a presence that blends easily with any dining table. The quality of these chopsticks will remind you of the importance of mealtimes.

Kitchen knife workshop Tadafusa 

Founded in 1948, TADAFUSA, a kitchen knife workshop, performs all manufacturing processes by hand.

Cutting boards are subjected to a special heat treatment, which preserves the beautiful texture of the wood while maintaining its antibacterial properties.

The solid thickness is reliable and the texture of the wood is attractive Tadafusa's cutting board.

The unadorned natural appearance is smart because of its high quality.

It can also be used to serve onigiri (rice balls). The clean wood grain makes the rice look more delicious.

Kagamimochi (rice cake stuffed with mirrors)

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's Kagamimochi ornaments are decorated with Awaji-knot mizuhiki, paper tare, and Yoshino cypress sanpo, while the mochi part is made of white wood and the orange is made from Iga kumi-himo.

While expressing traditional decorations, they are designed to fit modern lifestyles.

It will make you look forward to preparing for the New Year.

Kagamimochi decorations that seem to fit in easily in any place are a remarkable product.

It has a somewhat stylish atmosphere, so it looks great when displayed with Western-style accessories.

It is not too large, and its casual presence gently invites an air of celebration.

About Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

Founded in 1716, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten is a long-established company that has been valuing “Japanese craftsmanship.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten handles many functional and long-lasting items for food, clothing, and housing, and continues to produce products for spending each day carefully and comfortably in cooperation with various companies.


Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's products are close to the lives of many different people.

All of them seem to enrich your daily life even more.

We hope you will find a product that will become an indispensable part of your lifestyle and that you will use for a long time to come.

Thank you for taking the time to view this page. We hope everyone will be able to find a good work of art!