MUJI Reveals New Bamboo Range to be Released at Found MUJI Stores

07.February.2020 | SPOT

MUJI has announced a new range of bamboo products will be sold at Found MUJI from February 21 to July 9 this year. Found MUJI is a chain of variety stores selling high quality products. It first opened in 2011 and can said to be the origin of MUJI.

 

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Because of its strong durability and its ability to be easily worked on, it is used in a variety ways, from being utilised as building material to serving as the basis for more delicate craftsmanship.

 

Bamboo is an endemic species found around the world and so serves as a natural material that is easily obtained. As a result, it has been consistently used over generations. Found MUJI’s new bamboo range consists of everything from tableware to baskets, brushes, brooms, and more.

 

The Found MUJI bamboo collection will let people see how this material has come to be used, and how even though it has been used by completely different cultures around the world, the ways it has been used resemble each other closely. It also gives an insight into how it may be used in the future in the current age of a desire for sustainability.

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    3. MUJI’s First Souvenirs

    Many locals and tourists have expressed how there are very few souvenirs with Ginza designs on them in Ginza, not to mention no MUJI souvenirs at all. That’s about to change with MUJI’s first ever souvenirs like roasted mochi pieces.

    4. Fresh Baked Goods From 7:30AM

    Enjoy some nice warm and delicious baked goods made fresh in the early morning.

    5. Juice Stand

    Open from 10:00AM the juice stand serves up tasty smoothies mixed with an assortment of fruits and vegetables.

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    7. Giant Recycling Bags

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    8. Bar Counter Made From 400-Year-Old Tree

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    The tablets set up in the room allow you to change the lights, air con, close the curtains and other things.

    10.Tour Plan

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    The matcha used in the cake has been carefully selected by experts who have honed years of experience and knowledge when it comes to matcha. The size of the cake makes it so it can be enjoyed by one or two people.

     

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    MUJI HOTEL GINZA is the first hotel by Japanese retail company MUJI to open in Japan and it will do just that on April 4, 2019. In the run up to its grand opening, the hotel’s official website is now accepting room bookings.

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    Each room is kitted with natural materials: wood, stone and earth. They are made with a range of materials from scrap wood of boats to paving stones used on Tokyo train lines 50 years ago. Their conscious designs and the textures used make time for guests to stay.

     

    The hotel staff even offer tours of Ginza, and guests can rent sportswear for jogging/running if they so wish, amongst a whole list of other services.

    All 79 rooms are made compact and cosy like a home. The bed mattresses chosen keep sleep comfort in mind and are designed with posture in mind. Each room comes with soft bath towels and other amenities as well as lamps with warm lighting to prepare guests for drifting off into a natural sleep.

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    Muji sells a wide range of household goods. But they do not simply create things. They live by “searching and finding”. They travel around Japan and the globe looking for long-lasting everyday goods to improve on them and resell them at a great price to fit into the changing lifestyles, cultures and customs of other countries around the world. They dubbed this activity “Found MUJI” in 2003 and have called it that ever since.

     

    Staff working at Ryohin Keikaku in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea were asked to look for their “Found MUJI”.

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    Staff went to each location to meet the makers and contributed their opinions. Everybody gathered their items together which was put through the Ryohin Keikaku filter to be chosen. They found out where each item originated from and confirmed the craftsmanship by asking where each of the items were used and how they were made.

     

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    Discover the background to these items and appreciate their quality at the exhibition.

     

    ■Information

    Running:August 25, 2017 to October 26, 2017 (*at Found MUJI stores in Yūrakuchō and Aoyama)

    September 8, 2017 to November 9, 2017 (*at all other Found MUJI stores)

    Locations: Found MUJI Aoyama / Yūrakuchō / Share Star Hakodate / Seibu Ikebukuro / Marui Kichijoji / Terrace Mall Shonan / Meitetsu Department Store main building / AEON Mall Kyoto / Kyoto BAL / GRAND FRONT OKAKA / Kobe BAL / Hiroshima PARCO / MUJI CANAL CITY HAKATA (*please note that the running dates may be subject to change for each store)

     

    【Representative Items】

    Wooden Items (Korea), Brooms (Taiwan), Bamboo Steamer (Hong Kong), Bamboo Clothing Rack (China) (*Please be aware that the items may be subject to change without announcement)

     

    Found MUJI Website: https://www.muji.net/foundmuji/

     

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    (Sales became available on the MUJI Online Stores from the December 22nd. The “Uji Matcha Baumkuchen” and “Uji Matcha Pound Cake” go on sale from December 23rd)

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    The selection of sweets are made with the same blend of matcha that has been historically used in stores in Kyoto. Experts of matcha have carefully select only the best matcha to use in the tasty treats so that you can always enjoy the deliciousness of matcha as it is meant to be eaten.

     

    You can also purchase powdered Uji matcha and matcha drops filled with whole strawberries, both released in September this year, as well as the Uji matcha latte released last month. All of these popular products use the same matcha as mentioned earlier. As well as that, you can enjoy the “Uji Matcha Baumkuchen” sticks, crunchy “Uji Matchi and Adzuki Cookies”, “Uji Matcha Chocolate Beans” and more, for a total of 9 different scrumptious matcha treats. There’s an array of other sweets and candy to choose from too which will make the perfect souvenir for taking back home.

     

    ■Information

    Uji Matcha Confectionary Series

    Official site: http://www.muji.com/jp/

     

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