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Just a two-hour bullet train (Shinkansen) ride from Tokyo to Hokuriku, on the Sea of Japan coast, Toyama is a "Land of Water," blessed with abundant water from seven large rivers flowing down from the steep mountains that surround Toyama on three sides and pouring into Toyama Bay, which is over 1,000 meters deep. Particularly in the Western part of Toyama, craftmanship was cultivated and blossomed under the encouragement of the Edo period's Kaga lord, Maeda Family, and continue to accumulate to this day.
Takaoka has been the home of Japan’s copper industry for over 400 years. ‘Syouryu’ is the proprietary brand of Shimatani Syouryu Koubou, a workshop that has been a specialist manufacturer of orin bowl gongs for Buddhist temples since its establishment in 1909. There are three orin artisans at this workshop, there are only ten in all of Japan.
Suzugami, is a remarkable tin product made in Takaoka City, Toyama. Formed from a small, thin sheet of tin, it possesses the unique ability to be repeatedly bent, folded and flattened without breaking, just like a sheet of paper used for origami. This exceptional malleability is possible thanks to the inherent characteristics of tin, combined with the expertise of craftspeople, of whom only a few are left in Japan, who specialize in hand-hammering techniques used to create orin instruments. Each piece of suzugami is meticulously handcrafted by repeated hammering of a rolled tin sheet, resulting in both beautiful patterns and enhanced durability that withstands repeated bending. Suzugami is a combination of remarkable Japanese metalworking techniques and contemporary functionality, allowing it to be used in daily life as a side plate for sweets, as a coaster for cups or even as an interior decoration folded in your desired shape.
Featuring the best in Japanese and British design, (ki:ts) is the perfect spot for a bit of shopping.
For those of you who love Japanese and British culture, visiting the EDIT Toyama Pop-Up should be top on your list when in Central London. It’ll be taking place at the (ki:ts) London Store opposite Selfridges, where the Japanese and British concept shop created by Takaharu Osako offers an array of items such as clothing, homeware, tableware, bath products, cookware, perfume, ceramics and pottery. Not only is it a great spot to find fashionable items for yourself but also ideal for special gifts like birthday presents for friends. So make sure you check out EDIT Toyama Pop-Up.
TOYAMA WEEK IN LONDON
Toyama Week in London, from 31st October – 5th November, Toyama Japan offers an introduction to the region’s craft, gastronomy, and tourism at (ki:ts) London shop, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Japan House London and Pantechnicon.