Representative Japanese modern brand-Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten: Recommended items

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

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 with you in your daily life.
You are sure to find an item that you will want to hold in your hand every day.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten handles products related to food, clothing, and shelter,
food, clothing, and shelter.

From leg warmers to keep you warm in the cold winter
From leg warmers that will warm you up in the cold winter
to toothbrushes in colors you can't find in drugstores.

Of course, there are many items that make daily meals more enjoyable.
We also have a lot of items.

Today, we would like to introduce UTSUWABI's
recommended items and the brands that make them.
and the brands that make them.

vessel or glassware that can be used for vessels


(Image: KUTANI SEAL parent dish at the UCHILL Pottery Market)

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

Originally, Kutani Ware was painted by craftsmen one by one with a brush, but KUTANI SEAL, with the idea of “making Kutani Ware 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 Japanese paints to a vessel and baking it.

KUTANI SEAL was launched by Ueide Choemon Kiln, a Kutani Ware potter for six generations since 1877, and Maruwakaya, a producer of Japanese craftsmanship.

Some of the KUTANI SEAL products sold at Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten have Nara-related patterns that are original to Yu Nakagawa.


KUTANI SEAL parent dish, Nara

(Image: KUTANI SEAL parent dish at the UCHILL Pottery Market)

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

The child plate, which is paired with the parent plate, has pictures of a fawn, a baby nymph, a young tree, a candle (the contents of a lantern), a half-eaten deer cracker, and a bud of a double-flowered cherry tree. The set is more attractive when held as a set.


Uchida Bowl

(Image: Uchill, a pottery market for enjoying at home, bowls and Uchida colored wipe lacquer bowls)

Uchida Bowl is produced by Ururindo, a company that has been making Echizen lacquerware for 200 years in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture.

The brand makes bowls that reflect the company's desire to “make things that can be used in everyday life.

Lacquer was originally applied to wooden bowls to strengthen them. 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 “Oubanya Uchida,” we examine the process of making lacquerware and the scenes in which it is used, and we apply only enough lacquer to make it durable enough for daily use.

This is how we have been able to achieve an affordable price.


Colored Wipe Lacquer Bowls

(Image: Uchill, a pottery market for enjoying at home, bowls and Uchida colored wipe lacquer bowls)

Light and easy to hold, 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, which gives them a vivid yet transparent look that has never been seen in lacquerware before.

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” is produced by Fukui-based Ururindo, the same company behind ”Ouban-ya Uchida. The name “aisomo cosomo” comes from the humorous sound of the Japanese word “aisomo” or “cosomo.

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


Sauce Plate tame-nuri

These cute little sauce plates are also made of 100% genuine lacquer.
It is also cute as a small plate to put salt and other seasonings on, or as a small plate to put sweets on to add a splash of color.

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

Tame-nuri, a technique of applying two layers of transparent lacquer on top of a layer of vermillion lacquer, is used to give the dish a deep look.

In addition, as the lacquerware is used, it develops a subdued flavor. You can enjoy the unique color and characteristics of natural lacquer, the color of which changes over time.


Japanese Teacups

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 stew.

This teacup holds 180cc when full.


(Image: Ceramic Market UCHIll THE GLASS [SHORT] 240ml)

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, was created after thorough consideration of “what is the most glass-like glass.

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

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

Of course, “THE GLASS” glasses are also made of heat-resistant glass, so you can enjoy hot drinks or even iced tea by pouring hot tea into a glass filled with ice in advance.


(Image: Pottery Market UCHIll THE GLASS [TALL] 350ml)

THE GLASS comes in three sizes. This TALL has a capacity of 350 ml, the smaller SHORT has a capacity of 240 ml, and the larger 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 very easy to use. Lightweight and durable, once you have it on hand, it will become your “standard” glass for a long time.


Table and kitchen utensils

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten

(Image: Uchill Wipi-Urushi Chopstick Set at Home Pottery Market Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten)

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's original items are functional and beautiful “tools for daily life.

We also value the long-lasting use and attachment of our products, so they will become indispensable partners in the kitchen and on 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 YU-CHUKAGAWA are made with the traditional Japanese materials, techniques, and designs, as well as with a sense of what is easy to use at the modern dining table.

Iga Ware Soup Bowl

(Image: Iga Ware Soup Bowl, Black, Uchill Pottery Market at Home)

Due to the nature of the clay used, Iga ware has the characteristic of being able to withstand high temperatures.

For this reason, Iga Ware is often used to make earthenware pots and other items that are strong and durable against fire.

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

They can also be used in microwave ovens and ovens, so they are 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

(Image: Uchill, a pottery market at home: salt jar, Tokoname, white pottery)

This is a “salt jar” created by “Yamagen Toen,” a third generation potter in Tokoname, one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten together.

The salt pot is made of highly water-absorbent ceramic, 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 using any packing.

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

Wiped lacquer chopsticks

(Image: Uchill Wipi-Urushi Chopstick Set at Home Pottery Market Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten)

Chopsticks are an indispensable item for the Japanese dining table.

Wakasa, the largest chopstick producer in Japan, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten have created

You can choose the type of chopsticks that best suits your needs.

The shape and thickness of each chopstick 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 to hold in 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 for celebrations and other occasions.


Children's chopsticks that can be used forever

(Image: Uchill, a pottery market to enjoy at home, children's chopsticks that can be used all the time)

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

The heads of the chopsticks are rounded for safe use by children, and the handles are angled to prevent pain.

The material 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 red stitched burlap bag for carrying it around, so you can take it outside.

Spoon for Curry

(Image: Spoon for Curry at Uchill Pottery Market)

A tableware manufacturer in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, famous for its metalworking, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten have worked together to create a spoon designed 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

(Image: Fork for pasta at Uchill Pottery Market)

Following the “Spoon for Curry,” this is the “Fork for Pasta.

This is a fork for pasta that solves the problem of not being able to roll pasta properly, or slipping off when 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 for other occasions as well.

Chopsticks made of Yoshino cedar

(Image: Uchill Yoshino Cedar Chopsticks at the Pottery Market for Enjoyment at Home)

Chopsticks born from scraps of thinned Yoshino cedar wood are made without using any chemicals and are sterilized by heat, which takes a long time.

Since they are natural wood, the color 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.

(Image: Uchill Yoshino Cedar Chopsticks at the Pottery Market for Enjoyment at Home)

The chopsticks are in the shape of Rikyu chopsticks, which are thin at both ends and slightly thicker in the center, making them easy to use and fit comfortably in the hand.

The lightweight and easy-to-hold design is also a nice point.

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 holder

(Image: Pottery Market Uchill, a pot holder made of stitched fabric)

Sashiko fabric was used in olden times for hanten (fire extinguisher's coats).

This pot grip is made of thick and durable sashiko fabric with an insulating material inside, making it more resistant to heat transfer.

(Image: Pottery Market Uchill, a pot holder made of stitched fabric)

The back side is designed to allow you to put your hand in, so it can be used like a mitten to grip the handle of a frying pan.

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

decorating shrines and gates with shimenawa ropes for the New Year

(Image: Kagamimochi (mirror-shaped rice cake) decorations at a pottery market in Uchill, Japan)

Kagamimochi decorations made of white wood instead of mochi are very popular items every year.

The Kagamimochi made of wood, which is easy to incorporate into modern life, expresses traditional decorations such as Iga-gumihimo orange, Awaji-knot mizuhiki, paper drip, and Yoshino hinoki sanpo, while having a simple design that is easy to match with both Japanese and Western interiors.

The natural wood creates a warm and cozy atmosphere.

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.

dish cloth

(Image: Fujiyama Fukin, a pottery market at home in Uchill, Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten)

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's kitchen cloths are made of 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.

Many other types of kitchen cloths are also available.


Local limited edition kitchen cloths. (This is an Oyako Panda Kitchen Cloth, limited to Ueno.)

Some kitchen cloths are designed to give a sense of the season. (This is a goldfish zukushi kitchen cloth based on the motif of the Ukiyoe “Goldfish Zukushi.)

(Image: UCHILL Hanafukin hydrangea at the Pottery Market for Enjoyment at Home)

The slightly larger size (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 lunch box wrapper, and for a wide range of other uses.

For more information about Hanafukin, please refer to the article below.

Introducing Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's signature product "Hana Dishcloth" and convenient ways to use it.

towel hanger

(Image: Uchill Towel Hanger at Home Pottery Market Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten)

This towel hanger, which can also be used for hanging dishcloths, is handmade one by one.

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

They can be used in the kitchen or at the dining table, and also as a storage for small fashion items such as stoles, so it would be stylish to unify hangers throughout the house.


Furutani Seitosho

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Santoku pot, black)

Furutani Seitosho is based in Komono-cho, Mie Prefecture.

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

Furutani Seitosho is located at the foot of Mt. Gozaisho, the largest mountain in the “Suzuka Seven Mountains” climbing area.

Furutani Seitosho's mission is to provide “enjoyable and solid lifestyle culture” and to deliver happiness through dining.

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


pot of rice

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Gohon no Nabe 2-Goup Black)

The catchphrase is “The pot that cooks rice better than anything else. The catchphrase for this product is “a pot that cooks rice better than anything else.

It is not as easy as a rice cooker with the touch of a button, but you may feel a little more attached to the rice cooked over an open flame after 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, leftover 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.

UTSUWABI offers 2- and 3-cup sizes.


rice scoop

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Gohan no Shamoji at the pottery fair Uchill Furutani Seitosho Gohan no Shamoji)

The “Rice Shamojis” are a perfect complement to the rice pots.

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 rice ladle matches the curve of the bottom of the rice pot, so when used as a set, there is no leftover rice to be served.


three highest ranked pots

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Santoku pot, black)

SANTOKU Nabe” can realize three cooking methods in one pot: simmering, baking, and steaming.

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 product makes it a great picture even if you take it off the fire and put it on the dining table as it is.


Ceramic frying pan

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Ceramic Frying Pan)

At first glance, it looks like a simple plate, but the “ceramic frying pan” is very convenient as a cooking utensil that can be used 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 when they cool down.

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 dish

(Image: Furutani Seitosho Grill Plate (medium), black)

Furutani Seitosho'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 the 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 bowl

Natto Bowl is a bowl for natto that brings out the best taste of natto.

It is designed with natto in mind, from eating to cleaning up, with grooves to let air in every time it is stirred, a one-sided mouth to put natto neatly on the bowl, and the unglazed inside to prevent stickiness from remaining when washing .......

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 for natto, but it can also be used for serving tofu paste or other dishes, or as a dressing container.


grater for ginger

The “ginger grater” made of ceramic has a rounder blade than a metal grater, so it grates only the ginger without cutting the ginger fibers.

The soft and fluffy texture of 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 a nice size that can also be used as a saucepan by dripping soy sauce on it.


Mountain Whale House

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

Aki City, where the Yama no Kujira-ya workshop is located, is 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 warmth of the gentle wood is impressive.



These chopstick rests feature small animals that live in the sea. A squid, a shrimp, and three orcas are each packaged in pairs.

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, pot holders and coasters are also available, so the warmth of the wood and the animals are sure to bring cheer to your dining table.


Kitchen knife workshop Tadafusa

(Image: Uchill Tadafusa Tadafusa Chopping Board S)

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

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 conducting all processes by hand in order to deliver “truly good products”.

One of the most distinctive features is the bread knife. The surface of bread cut with a non-waved bread knife is smooth, with almost no crumbs.

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

cutting board

(Image: Tadafusa Tadafusa Chopping Board M)

The cutting boards produced 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 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.


THE” is a brand that introduces new standard items to the world, which also appeared in ‘THE GLASS’.

Items that help you in your daily kitchen work have also been introduced.


(Image: 60 sheets of UCHILL THE COOKING PAPER at the pottery market at home)

Most cooking paper is made of paper made from pulp. But “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 locations throughout Japan.

We also have an online store, so those who live too far from the store can also shop there.

We also carry the items introduced here, so please take a look if you like.



Make your daily table a little more special.

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten's “tools for daily life” seem to have the essence that allows us to continue to cherish each and every day.

The items introduced here are current as of December 2018.

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.