Episode #96Kawaii Tableware from 'Tradition' to Today

If you break a dish what do you do with the pieces? Toss them in the trash and buy something new? Even if it was your very favorite? Not in Japan we don’t! Repairing what we love instead of throwing it away is a longstanding Japanese tradition. In this episode we’re taking a look at how this tradition lives on, today! We love a history lesson, here at Kawaii International, especially when history is as beautiful as this! Here’s a shining spoiler: there is gold involved. [UTC]
November 9 Fri. 0:30 / 6:30 / 13:30 / 18:30
Shooting Locations
  • Utsuwa-daifuku

    Utsuwa-daifuku A speciality store of Japanese tablewares. They have various kinds from various places and those made by young artists as well. It is popular with their unique and classy selection of items. Place: Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo


    MEALS ARE DELIGHTFUL A store that sells various Japanese and Western style tablewares with the concept of "making meals delightful by tablewares." They sell their tablewares on the first floor and on the second floor, they have a restaurant using their tablewares. Place: Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • UtsuwaKaede

    UtsuwaKaede A shop that is also an art gallery for Japanese potters to exhibit their works. They display various Japanese tablewares made by a wide range of artists from masters to new talents. Place: Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo


    SAIDEIGAMA A workshop that a potter, Taku Nakano produces. They have a course that teach ceramic arts and Kintsugi: a method of repairing cracked potteries with lacquer and powdered gold, silver, etc. In addition, they offer a one day class where anyone can casually attend and enjoy making potteries. Place: Zingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • JUNKUDO Ikebukuro

    JUNKUDO Ikebukuro A line of large-scale book store that has more than fifty branches in Japan. They carry various speciality books. In the program, we introduce their special divison on Kintsugi. Place: Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Photobook
  • Qomolangma Ikeda

    Qomolangma Ikeda An Embroidery Artist. He introduces outfits of the 80's Japanese Punk using his jacket with embroidery patterns he made.

Kawaii Tutorial
  • Jemmari Kawai

    3D shell nails
    Jemmari Kawai
    She introduced us her skills of making three-dimernsional decoration and attaching it to the nails using craft glue.

    A Manicurist. She uploads videos introducing her trendy and seasonable manicure tips and tricks for everyone on YouTube.

  • Fumika Endo

    Fumika Endo A Food Stylist. She shares her recipes and ideas of tableware styling in cooking and fashion magazines.

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