Featuring Japanese artisans × designers of the world, the shop, “WATONA” which introduces new sides of traditional crafts will open in Nihonbashi!

09.June.2017 | SPOT

 “WATONA” has a collection of products from all over Japan which are the collaborative works of Japanese artisans and designers from all over the world.

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 “WATONA” introduces traditional crafts made by artisans and shows how to use these crafts in modern daily life. This limited time offer shop will open at COREDO Muromachi 3 located in Nihonbashi from the 14th of June (Wed.) to the 24th of September (Sun.). Products which are the collaborative works of Japanese artisans and designers from all over the world will be sold.

 

The following are some examples of the products.

 

“Sakasatsuki”

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Isuke Shoten

Price (tax included) 15,120 yen per product

This vessel is made of gold and silver lacquer with a design depicting the image of the moon under the concept of “moon reflecting upside down on the vessel” which is one of the word origins of the word “盃” (vessel).

 

「MASSMOSS」

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Green’s Green

Price (tax included) 3,996 yen per product

A green interior item filled with traditional techniques and the beauty of Japan which gathers “Garden plants” produced in the Akiba District of Niigata Prefecture and “MASS” and “MOSS.

 

花結晶の器

風呂敷バッグ TSUNAGU

In addition, products which were popular among buyers and journalists in Europe such as “Hana Kesshou” which has beautiful patterns that look like flowers produced by “Kumagai Shouten,” a manufacturing and commerce company which has been continuing for 82 years in Kyoto and “TSUNAGU,”a bag which is a collaborative work of leather handle and Furoshiki (Japanese cloth wrapper) made by “Maruwa Shougyou” which has been continuing for 60 years in Kyoto.

 

The products are the collaborative works of traditional styles and modern designs. Why not find your favorite work of art.

 

■Information

WATONA

COREDO Muromachi 3 of Nihonbashi (〒103-0022  1-5-5, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Official site:http://watona.co.jp/

 

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    Running: July 5, 2019 – September 23, 2019

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    Location: Fukutoku Forest

    Entry: Free (A fee is required for the goldfish scooping however)

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    ※ Photo shows a two-person portion.

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    Sakura Festival 2019 is set to celebrate cherry blossoms in a variety of exciting ways around the Nihonbashi region of Tokyo from March 15 to April 7.

     

    Nihonbashi has been home to many famous cherry blossom sites since long ago including Edo Sakura-dori and Hamachomidorido. This year marks the 6th run of the festival which will allow people to experience the cherry blossom season from numerous angles such as through digital art and with cherry blossom inspired food.

    America’s Tree of Ténéré Digital Art Comes to Nihonbashi

    The creative team behind the Tree of Ténéré digital art at the annual Burning Man festival held in Nevada, US is collaborating with the Sakura Festival to bring the piece to Nihonbashi. Dubbed ‘The Tree of Light,’ the 8 meter tall tree will be lit up with 100,000 LED lights decorated on each leaf which react to people, sounds and the wind.

     

    The Tree of Light – Sakura Lights

    Running: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    Light-Up Time: 17:00-20:00

    Location: Fukutoku no Mori

     

    Interactive Cherry Blossom Carpet

    The Sakura Carpet is a collaboration between the Nihonbashi district and nihonbashi β, a team of young creators. This 16 meter long ‘carpet’ will run along Naka-dori Street which leads to Fukutoku Shrine and will light up with visuals and play music as people walk along it. Together with around 100 cherry blossom lamps the entire street will transform into a world of pink. More illuminations will take place around the area including at Mitsui Honkan, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Building, Mitsui Tower and elsewhere.

     

    Sakura Carpet

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    Illumination Time: 17:00-20:00

    Location: Naka-dori Street

    Sakura Light-Up

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    *Illumination times will vary at each facility.

    Locations: Edo Sakura-dori, COREDO Muromachi 1-3, Tokyo Station Yaesu Entrance Gran Roof, Tokyo Tatemono Nihonbashi Building, Mitsui Tower, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Building, Mitsui Honkan, YUITO, and elsewhere

    Cherry Blossom Inspired Cuisine

    Nihonbashi Sakura Menu Walk encompasses 190 restaurants in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas which will serve cherry blossom inspired food, desserts and merchandise. Cherry blossom stalls will also appear around Fukutoku Shrine on March 30 and 31 which will bring together Nihonbahsi’s hotels, facilities and old restaurants together for 2 days of special limited time food.

     

    Nihonbashi Sakura Menu Walk

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    *Serving times will differ at each restaurant

    Locations: Restaurants in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas

     

    Nihonbashi Sakura Stalls

    Date: March 30 and 31

    Location: Around Fukutoku Shrine (Naka-dori, Ukiyo Shoji)

    Enjoy the cherry blossoms in Japan this spring with lots of exciting events and food.

  • Hanami Event ‘FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019’ to be Held in Nihonbashi

    17.December.2018 | SPOT

    FLOWERS BY NAKED is set to return for the flower-viewing season again next year with an event titled FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019 -Tokyo・Nihonbashi- at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall which will run from January 29 to March 3.

     

    This immersive and artistic flower themed event has brought in 400,000 people in the past with over 54,000 Instagram posts including the hashtag #flowersbynaked on Instagram coupled with beautiful photos.

    2019 will mark the fourth run of the event where attendees can lose themselves in its gorgeous floral world. It will be made up of several areas, one of which is called “OUSAI 2019,” an art space that symbolises “Japan’s earliest hanami flower bloom.” The entire space uses projection mapping, artwork and more to create a 360° cherry blossom experience. This same area uses a riverbed as the core space, a place that has been enjoyed by Japanese people for its scenery since old times.

     

    Those in attendance can also enjoy a limited edition original beverage from FLOWERS BY NAKED made in collaboration with the tea company Lipton.

    There will be a flower arrangement display from Akane Teshigahara, the head of the Sōgetsu-ryū school of ikebana flower arrangement art, as well as a special performance from the head of the Shino school of incense Souhitsu Hachiya that combines waka poetry with circular windows, and much more. Nine of the twelve displays at the event are brand new. As well as all of this there will be workshops, a walk through Nihonbahsi and much more.

     

    Experience a different kind of hanami in Japan next year that utilises the latest in technology to create a fully immersive experience.

  • New Crimson Red Illumination Event to Hit Nihonbashi from November 30

    19.November.2018 | SPOT

    Shinku no Hikari Machi ~Nihonbashi~ (“Town Illuminated in Deep Crimson ~Nihonbashi~”) is a new event coming to Nihonbashi that’s set to dye the town in deep red hues starting on November 30. The entire area along with Edo Sakura-dori will be illuminated by captivating crimson.

     

    Nihonbashi has a history with Edo period textile patterns, and this is what the event is themed on – it will combine patterns with winter lights. Some of the must-see illuminations around the town include Mitsui Honkan, a historical building that has been designated as important cultural property, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, and COREDO Muromachi.

    Also running alongside this event will be Edo Sakura Illumination 2018, another light-up extravaganza of crimson and champagne gold along Edo Sakura-dori which connects to Chuo-dori Street.

     

    While enjoying the lights you can enjoy the perfect winter food at the Attaka Fair which will be held at COREDO Muromachi and Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. Those who take a photo of themselves at the fair on Instagram will receive a range of specially made products from around Japan to warm yourself up in winter. There will also be a talk event themed on appreciating the beauty of Edo patterns and Ise-katagami, the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles.

    “Edo Komon Patterns x Winter Lights”

    Location: Chuo-dori (中央通り)

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    “Edo Sakura Illumination 2018”

    Location: Edo Sakura-dori (江戸桜通り)

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    “Attaka Fair” Food

    Location: COREDO Muromachi 1, 2 & 3 / Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

     

    There are plenty events happening this winter to enjoy with friends and family in Nihonbashi, so if you’re in Japan be sure to get involved!

  • Nihonbashi’s Pokémon Café Announces Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Menu

    12.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, the Pokemon Café in Nihonbashi will serve a special themed menu from November 16, 2018 to January 11, 2019.

     

    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are the latest two entries in the Pokemon video game franchise and the first from the series to feature on the Nintendo Switch. They will be released worldwide on November 16, 2018 and will allow users to travel together with either Pikachu or Eevee.

    Pikachu & Eevee Muffin Plate: ¥1,706

    This meal consists of two hearty muffins: the Pikachu one is filled with bacon and egg while the Eevee one contains avocado, tuna and mayo!

    Eevee’s Greedy Plate Set: ¥2,894

    Eevee’s delicious assortment of foods comes as a set with a caramel cheese cake and chocolate float. It also comes served on a special Eevee lunch mat.

    Pokémon Lattes: ¥756 each

    If you love coffee and are a fan of the original 151 Pokémon, then you’ll be excited to know that you can order a latte featuring art of any of the original Pokémon from the Kanto Region. This new latte art option has also been added to the café’s regular menu, so don’t worry if you can’t make it before January 11.

     

    Customers who reserve a table from November on the café’s official website can also receive their own Pokémon Café Eevee Mascot.

     

    Finally, every time you order a drink you’ll receive one of six possible Pokemon Café original coasters chosen randomly, one of which has a secret, undisclosed design.

     

    Celebrate the release of the newest Pokémon games at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi!

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