At the 8th floor of Shibuya Hikarie | Shibuya-ku

D&Department is a promoter of all things Japanese, mainly the country’s design and small artisans. They sell beautiful pottery, furniture and kitchen utensils as well as cooking ingredients and books. Their store is a nice place to browse and find handicraft and small batch items. There are some wine glasses so thin they feel like paper. They also edit superb guides to the 47 Japanese prefectures for a project called d design travel. On the site you can check their recommendations but the paper guides are something of a collector’s item. They all focus on the very local and the hidden treasures. Part of the text is in English, so they can help you on your oriental explorations.

Image by TravelVince

Image by TravelVince

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