30 pottery shops you want to visit in Tokyo. Find your favorite one

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In this issue, we will list 30 stores in Tokyo.

I've been looking at some beautiful vessels on the Internet, and I wanted to see them in a store.
I want to go see them, but I don't know where they are..."

For those who are interested in this kind of thing, here are some stores in Tokyo where you can find various types of vessels. Please take a look at them as a reference when selecting your vessels.


Shibuya and Shinjuku area (Gaienmae, Omotesando, Sendagaya)

Utsuwa Daifuku, Gaienmae

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A Japanese tableware store tucked away in an alley near Gaienmae. The entrance is marked by a Shigaraki raccoon dog.

From Kutani Seigama to Yachimun, there is a wide range of tableware from all over Japan. Many of them have modern designs that can be used for any menu.

Online sales are also available, so you can buy more later. This area is dotted with general stores. It is fun to stroll around like you are on a stamp rally.

From the official Instagram

Address: 1F Deluxe Minami Aoyama, 3-8-5 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesday

Kaede, Omotesando, Tokyo

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This pottery store is located one street behind Aoyama Dori. Solo exhibitions of artists of various genres are held throughout the year.

The photo shows the new store, which just moved on March 3, 2021.

The glass windows are made large in order to allow visitors to see the products in natural light. The warm, one-of-a-kind vessels all look easy to use.

From the official Instagram

The shop proposes the pleasure of combining different materials, such as combining ceramics with glass, just as you would combine accessories with clothes.

Address: 4-17-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 12:00-19:00
Closed: Tuesdays and Mondays (except for solo exhibitions)


Utsuwa no Mise Daimonji, Omotesando

From the official Instagram

This store is located in an alley near Kinokuniya in Omotesando.

The shop offers a lineup of seasonal, Japanese-style tableware that you would expect to find in a Japanese restaurant such as a kappo (Japanese cooking restaurant).

All of them are luxurious yet reasonably priced!

From the official Instagram

Like the kyusu shown in the photo, you will find a variety of vessels for daily use.

The owner, Koichi Uchiki, has also written a book about vessels.

You can enjoy learning about everything from the care of vessels to miscellaneous trivia in this book.

Address: 5-48-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: 3rd Sunday of the month / Year-end and New Year holidays


at Kiln

Source: Official HP

Located at the end of Kotto Dori, this two-story store has a gallery corner on the first floor where private and special exhibitions are held from time to time.

The exhibits change every time you visit, so you can enjoy encountering new vessels.

In addition, artists' vessels are sold in the back of the store and on the mezzanine floor.

Some of the items are rarely seen in other stores, making you want to visit again and again.

The second floor is a pottery class, where you can choose between an electric potter's wheel experience course and a tara-art experience course.

Those who would like to try their hand at making their own vessels are welcome to give it a try.

Address: 6-6-22 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesday

Utsuwa shizen, Sendagaya

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Located at the end of the shopping street in Sendagaya, this restaurant is a renovated old house.

Visitors take off their shoes to enter the store, which has a nostalgic atmosphere.

Events are held every month with various themes, allowing visitors to see several artists' works at once.

The furniture used for display, such as old chests of drawers, is also tasteful.

It is a space that makes you want to sit on the tatami mats and linger.

Address: 2-21-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-19:00
Closed: Tuesdays/Holidays and New Year's holidays
*Business hours are subject to change. Please check our blog.


Kichijoji area (Shinsen, Komaba-todaimae, Kichijoji)

Utsuwa Marukaku, Shinsen

From the official Instagram

Located a little away from the bustling Shibuya area, this store specializes in Japanese tableware.

More than 1,000 items of tableware are available at any given time.

From antiques of the Edo period to contemporary works by artists, you can find various types of tableware in a single space.

Outside the store, reasonably priced seals are available for purchase, allowing you to enjoy selecting practical tableware.

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a dahlia plate by Asami Maeda, who works in Kyoto. Just by having this dish, the table becomes more gorgeous.

Address: 20-4 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesday


Utsuwa PARTY, Komaba-todaimae

From the official Instagram

A pottery store located in a residential area near Komaba-Todaimae.

The theme of the shop since its opening has been "It would be nice if every day was a party.

The store is decorated with vessels that make everyday dining more enjoyable.

The photo shows the "Donburi Exhibition. Events by theme and private exhibitions by artists are held from time to time.

From the official Instagram

Teapot by Yasuko Harada.

The design is simple, but you will want to display it. 

Nearby are the Japan Folk Crafts Museum and Beniya Folk Crafts Store, so why not stop by and visit them along with the other shops in Shibuya?

Address: 2-9-2 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00
(Open every day during exhibitions from 11:00 to 18:00, until 17:00 on the last day only)
Closed: Unscheduled holidays 
*Please see the calendar on our website for details.


misto∞, Kichijoji

From the official Instagram

This store proposes to simplify your daily life carefully.

Vessels by artists from various production areas such as Mashiko and Okinawa are on display.

From the official Instagram

In addition to ceramics, we also deal in glass and wooden vessels.

All of them are easy to use and not too assertive in design. Popular artists' vessels sell out quickly in the online store, so be sure to check the website and social networking sites frequently for new arrivals.

Address: Fujino Bldg. 3F, 1-1-20 Kichijoji-Kitamachi, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
Closed: irregular holidays 
*Please check our website for business days, hours, and exhibition schedule.


Tsumikusa, Kichijoji

From the official Instagram

The store name "tsumikusa" comes from the meaning of picking wild grasses and sharing nature's bounty.

The store offers beautifully handcrafted items collected by the owner during his visits to the area.

From the official Instagram

The selection of warm and inviting vessels is very unique.

You will find items that are rarely seen in other stores, such as Shiwajigama from Hiroshima Prefecture and Shodaiyaki from Kumamoto Prefecture.

This is a valuable store where you can encounter a wide variety of vessels without having to go to the actual place where they are made.

Address: Kichijoji Flat 1F, 2-20-3 Kichijoji Minami-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-19:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Subject to change due to special events.


Futakotamagawa area (Chitose Funabashi, Futakotamagawa)

Okazu no Utsuwaya Motohashi, Chitose Funabashi

Source: Official HP

A specialty store of Japanese tableware that began as a mail-order business.

The actual store, which opened near the owner's home, is located in a residential area in Setagaya.

It carries products from more than 30 potteries and artists, including Shigaraki and Arita. All of them are a little playful and easy to use.

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a mug by Yuko Hiramatsu, a potter in Ushiori City, Ibaraki Prefecture.

If you look closely, you can see a "shinogi" carving on the surface. It is a simple, yet practical vessel.

Address: 1-16-11 Funabashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 11:00-17:00 / Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 11:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
*Closed days are subject to change.
Please check the [Notices] column on the top TOP page of the website.


monsen, Futakotamagawa

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The store is located along the promenade behind the Takashimaya Futakotamagawa store.

The store is located on the second floor after climbing the stairs, and sells Mashiko pottery and other warm and inviting vessels.

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a bowl from Wakasama Pottery in Mashiko.

These antique-like Japanese vessels, which go well with Western food and desserts, are picturesque just by being on the table.

You will want to have all of these vessels, which match the current lifestyle.

Address: Melis Tamagawa PART2-201, 3-20-10 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: The actual store is closed for the time being. Sales online only.


KOHORO, Futakotamagawa

From the official Instagram

A few minutes walk from Futakotamagawa Station. Located on a busy street lined with restaurants, the store is a renovated old private house.

It is the only place with a different atmosphere, so I was able to find it easily.

The shop sells long-lasting vessels and handmade sundries.

The vessels introduced at the exhibition are all beautiful and fit in with the interior.

From the official Instagram

A view of the Fumihiro Tamura exhibition. A wide variety of easy-to-use vessels of various designs, such as rinka pots, are lined up.

Address: 1F, 3-12-11 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-18:00
Closed: Business days and hours are subject to change. Please check "Notices" for the latest information.

Nakameguro area (Nakameguro, Gakugeidaigaku, Himonya, Denenchofu)

SML, Nakameguro

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Located between Nakameguro and Daikanyama, this is a pottery and crafts store.

A solo exhibition is held there every month. The thick, chunky, and warm vessels are perfect for everyday use.

The store also offers a wide selection of slipware, all of which are one-of-a-kind and unique, making it possible for customers to choose one-of-a-kind items one at a time.

From the official Instagram

Address: AK-1 Building 1F, 1-15-1 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: Weekdays 12:00-19:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 11:00-19:00
Closed: No regular holidays


Lion Pottery, Gakugei University

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This is a handmade pottery store located in Gakugeidaigaku.

The shop offers traditional, yet easy-to-use, everyday vessels that are suitable for modern life.

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a white porcelain square plate by Maya Inamura.

As you can see, there is a lineup of tableware that will look great just by being on the dining table.

Gakugei Daigaku is an area with many general merchandise stores, especially furniture stores.

It is recommended that you choose tableware along with your interior design.

Address: 2-35-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday


Sora, Himonya

From the official Instagram

This store carries vessels by more than 40 artists.

You can choose from a variety of genres such as lacquer, woodwork, and glass, and you can even combine them.

You can enjoy looking for unique and special vessels that you can only find here.

From the official Instagram

Address: 5-5-6 Himonya, Meguro-ku
Business hours: 11:00-17:00
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*Summer closure: Mid-August / Winter closure: Year-end and New Year holidays, each about 1 week


IN MY BASKET, Denenchofu

From the official Instagram

A tableware specialty store located in Denenchofu, a short distance from Jiyugaoka.

The shop sells tasteful tableware selected by stylist Hatsuko Miyashita.

The store's main point of interest is the tableware of French-Swiss potter Christianne Perrochon. There is no other store that always has about 50 pieces.

From the official Instagram

The theme of the store is "NO BORDER.

From Japanese artists to old English cutlery, products from Japan and abroad are displayed in one place.

You can feel the joy of combining products without being bound by brand or place of origin.

Address: Settle Denenchofu 1F, 2-7-18 Tamagawa Denenchofu, Setagaya-ku
Business hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesdays and Tuesdays (irregular holidays)


Denenchofu Icho, Denenchofu

From the official Instagram

This specialty store offers handmade vessels by makers from all over Japan.

Opened in 1980, when specialty stores were rare.

We select easy-to-use vessels that add color and fun to your daily dining table.

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a Kutani ware by Mayumi Hiyama.

The vivid blue tsuke ware, which goes well with Western food, will be useful at the table every day.

She also offers consultation on how to arrange Japanese tableware and gifts, so if you are not sure about your choice of tableware, why not pay her a visit?

Address: Gades Denenchofu Bldg. 2F, 3-1-1 Denenchofu, Ota-ku, Tokyo 
Business hours: 11:00-18:00
Closed: Sundays (except during private exhibitions and special exhibitions)


Tokyo Central Area (Kudanshita, Suidobashi, Kagurazaka)

Livingware Hanada, Kudanshita

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This store specializing in Japanese tableware is tucked away across the street from Yasukuni Shrine.

The shop directly works with over 300 artists, so you can find a wide variety of Japanese tableware with different tastes.

There is also a café space inside the store.

Jimbocho, the town of books, is within walking distance, so why not stop by during your stroll? Cherry blossom viewing season is also a great time to visit. 

From the official Instagram

The photo shows a brushed mug by Kazuhiko Kudo. He handles simple yet particular vessels.

Address: Kudan Bldg. 1 & 2F, 2-2-5 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*Please see the calendar on the website for details.
 For details, please check the official website and SNS.


Utsuwa Gallery Chidori, Suidobashi

From the official Instagram

A short walk from Suidobashi Station.

The store is on the second floor of a building in a corner of the business district.

The modern interior with white walls looks like a gallery.

The old furniture used for display creates a nice atmosphere.


From the official Instagram

The store is lined with vessels from a variety of artists, and you will find something new every time you visit.

Private exhibitions and special exhibitions are held irregularly, and reservations are required on some days.

Check the website or SNS for details. It is also recommended to visit the nearby Kagurazaka area.

Address: 2F Seibakukai Building, 3-7-12 Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00
Opening hours and closing days are subject to change due to events, etc.
Reservations may be required.
Please check the official website and SNS for details.


Koharuan, Kagurazaka

From the official Instagram

The store is located on the first floor of an apartment building one street down from the shopping street in Kagurazaka.

It is a little hard to find, so I was happy when I found it.

From the official Instagram

The small store is tastefully lined with vessels that the owner has found on her travels around Japan.

The small displays, such as fabrics and baskets on the walls, are a good reference for interior design.

Kagurazaka is a treasure trove of small select stores selling sundries, fashion, and food. This store should definitely be included in your strolling course.

Address: 101 Urban Stage Yarai, 68 Yarai-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00 (until 17:00 on Sundays, holidays, and the last day of the exhibition)
Closed: See calendar on website


La Ronde d'Argile, Kagurazaka

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The store is located in a residential area off the main street of Kagurazaka.

The shop offers handmade products that can be used for a long time and blend in with daily life.

The basement is a permanent store where 50 artists' vessels and sundries are sold, and the first floor is a gallery space where exhibitions are held every month.

The first floor is a gallery space where monthly exhibitions are held and you can always find something new.

There are many restaurants and eateries around, so you can enjoy both gourmet food and shopping.

From the official Instagram

Mini Koudai cups and mini compote to be sold at Fumie Tanaka's exhibition. You can use them to serve ice cream, sesame paste, etc.

Address: Maya Building 1F, 11 Wakamiyacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 12:00-19:00 (~18:00) during the exhibition / 12:00-17:00 outside the exhibition period
Closed: Sunday and Monday


Yuraku, Kagurazaka

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The store is on the second floor of a building facing "Hanamikoji" in Kagurazaka.

The store sells vessels made by artists that the owner found on her own feet.

From the official Instagram

When I visited, an exhibition of Mashiko artists was being held.

In addition to the permanent artists' vessels for sale in the store, special exhibitions are also held from time to time.

I found this store by chance in an alley I happened to enter.

Kagurazaka has a variety of stores hidden in its alleys, so if you walk around at your leisure, you will encounter unexpected encounters.

Address: 2F, 2-10 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:30-19:00 weekdays (until 18:00 on weekends and holidays)
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday


Roppongi area (Roppongi, Akasaka, Nishiazabu)


From the official Instagram

This Akasaka-based vessels store holds many solo exhibitions of popular artists.

Visits to the store are by appointment only. Check the website and SNS for information and follow the rules when visiting.

From the official Instagram

Artists may be present during the exhibition. If there is an artist you are interested in, you may be able to talk with him/her in person. It is a good idea to check the information frequently.

Address: 13-205 ninety two, 9-2-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-19:00
*Reservations are required to visit the store. Reservations accepted via Instagram, email, or phone.
Please see our website for details.


Galleria 365, Roppongi

From the official Instagram


Located near Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, this is an old private house that has been renovated into a pottery store.

The wide selection of yachimun (Japanese ceramics) is overwhelmingly varied.

You can take your time to choose one piece at a time in the store, which is like a hideaway.

From the official Instagram

Ken Sugawara's vessels. These easy-to-use 3sun plates are perfect for serving dishes and seasoning containers.

It is also fun to have a collection of these plates.

Address: 4-5-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-17:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday


Tokyo, Nishi-Azabu

From the official Instagram

A famous pottery store located near the Nishi-Azabu intersection.

Ichiro Hirose, the owner of the store, opened the store with the idea of "offering items that I find beautiful and that I would like to use.

The owner has selected the best makers and holds exhibitions of their work from time to time.

Although the location is not easy to find, it is recommended to go there while strolling along Omotesando, Nezu Museum or Kotto-dori.

From the official Instagram

Address: 2-25-13 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 11:00-19:00 *Online only on Friday and Saturday
Closed: Wednesday and Thursday
*For the time being, the exhibition will be web-based.
Please see the business calendar on our website for details.


Ginza area (Ginza)


Utsuwa Gallery Mon, Ginza

Source: Official HP

A store specializing in Japanese vessels is located on the third floor of a building in Ginza.

The store is not large, but it is crammed with pottery from all over Japan.

In addition to Kutani ware and Mino ware, you can also find rare vessels such as Tsugaru Kanayama ware from Aomori and Kaminohata ware from Yamagata Prefecture. 

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The store holds special exhibitions that change monthly.

The attractive feature of the shop is its selection of goods, which you will never get tired of no matter how many times you visit.

On the first floor of the building is Natsuno, a chopstick specialty store. It is also a good place to look for chopsticks to go along with your utsuwa.

Address: Ginza Takahashi Building 3F, 6-7-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:30 - 19:00 (middle break 11:30 - 12:30) *Wednesday 15:00 - 19:00
Closed: Tuesday


Nichinichi, Ginza

From the official Instagram

Located on the second floor of a building slightly off the main street in Ginza, this is a select store of vessels.

The store hosts private exhibitions of various artists.

From the official Instagram

In Ginza, where there are many large commercial facilities, a store specializing in vessels is very rare.

Visitors can select vessels in a calm, gallery-like space.

The photo shows a pottery by Yukiya Izumida. The bark-like design has a unique charm.

Address: APA Ginza Chuo Building 3F, 3-8-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00-18:00 (until 17:00 on the last day of the exhibition)
Closed: Thursday


Areas outside 23 wards (Machida, Kunitachi)


Utsuwa Momofuku, Machida

Source: Official HP 

A store specializing in vessels located in Machida.

The shop is designed in a relaxed atmosphere so that customers can feel as if they are at home.

From the official Instagram

A selection of simple, yet beautiful and easy-to-use vessels.

All of the vessels are designed to look good and to be used, and can be loved for a long time. You will want to visit again and again.

Address: 101, 2-10-14 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-18:00
Closed: Unscheduled holidays


Yellow Bird Vessel Store, Kunitachi

From the official Instagram

Tableware and sundry goods store located in Kunitachi.

The store sells items that the owner has collected from visiting workshops in various regions and has collected items that he really likes.

The shop carries vessels by artists of various genres, such as Takashi Yomiya from Amakusa, Kumamoto, and Yutaka Morinaga from Kagoshima.

From the official Instagram

The gallery on the third floor hosts artists' solo exhibitions from time to time. It is a great place to stop by while shopping. 

One of the features of this store is its cute website! You can get information on vessels while clicking around, making online shopping fun.

Address: 2F, 1-12-2 Kita, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00-19:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday


We have introduced 30 stores in Tokyo.

All of them are very particular about their selection and display, and you will want to visit them again and again.

You can visit them on your own or find great vessels online.

We too sell Japanese tableware from all over Japan online.

Please take a look at our site.


We hope you will enjoy your daily table scene even more by finding your favorite vessels with your favorite table setting!