9 Japanese Tableware Shops in Nakameguro Area (Denenchofu, Gakugei Daigaku)
Using your favorite dishes makes cooking and eating more enjoyable. I love Japanese tableware and often look for beautiful dishes on Instagram and go to stores. Dishes handmade by artists are truly beautiful.
If you love Japanese utsuwa (potteries, ceramics, tableware) too, and would like to visit a store specializing in utsuwa, this article is perfect for you.
Here are some stores where you can find various types of utsuwa in the Nakameguro Area (Denenchofu, Gakugei Daigaku, Nishikoyama, Komaba Toudaimae). Please take a look at them as a reference for your utsuwa selection.
Komaba Toudaimae 駒場東大前
1. Utsuwa Party うつわ Party
The owner loves to eat and serve. She introduces wonderful and easy-to-use dishes that make both cooking and eating more enjoyable.
Address: 2-9-2 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
*Open all year round during the exhibition, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The last day of the exhibition will be closed at 5:00 pm.
2. Utsuwa Marukaku 器まるかく
Located a little away from the bustling Shibuya area, this store specializes in Japanese tableware. More than 1,000 items of tableware are available. They offer both antiques of the Edo period and contemporary works by artists.
Located between Nakameguro and Daikanyama, this is a pottery and crafts store. A solo exhibition by artists is held there every month. We have a large selection of slipware. It is all one-of-a-kind, with no two patterns alike. (Slipware is a type of old-time pottery found in Europe and other parts of the world. It is characterized by a method of decorating the surface of the vessel with a slip, or mud plaster-like decorative clay.)
Address: AK-1 Building 1F, 1-15-1 Aobadai, Meguro-ku
Business hours: Weekdays 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Gakugei Daigaku 学芸大学
4. Lion pottery
This is a handmade pottery store located in Gakugeidaigaku. The Gakugei Daigaku area has many knick-knack stores and furniture stores. It is also a great idea to select ceramics to go along with your interior design.
Address: 2-35-18 Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 13:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closed: Sunday and Monday
5. yuyujin 釉遊人
This store mainly offers a selection of folk ceramics. The traditional designs and techniques that have been produced for centuries are modern and beautiful regardless of time.
Address: 3-4-24 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
(Sundays and holidays – 6:00 pm)
6. Sora 宙
This store offers ceramics by more than 40 artists. You can choose from a variety of tableware such as lacquer, woodwork, and glass You will enjoy looking for unique and special vessels that you can only find here.
Address: 5-5-6 Himonya, Meguro-ku
Business hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
*Summer closure: Mid-August / Winter closure: Year-end and New Year holidays, each about 1 week
7. Kikiki 器器器
It is a pottery school located a 2-minute walk from Nishi-Koyama station. Professional potters will carefully instruct you on ceramic making. The store also sells ceramics made in the school.
Address: 1-10-9 Haramachi, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM (Wednesday and Saturday) / 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
8. IN MY BASKET
A tableware specialty store located in Denenchofu. The shop sells tasteful tableware selected by stylist Hatsuko Miyashita. The theme of the store is “NO BORDER. From Japanese artists to old English cutlery, they have items from Japan and abroad. Visitors can experience the joy of combining products without being bound by brand or place of origin.
Address: Settle Denenchofu 1F, 2-7-18 Tamagawa Denenchofu, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Closed: Wednesdays and Tuesdays, irregular holidays
9. Ichou いちょう
This specialty store offers handmade ceramics by artists and potters from all over Japan. Opened in 1980, when ceramic specialty stores were rare. They select easy-to-use tableware that adds color and fun to your daily dining table.
Address: Gades Denenchofu Building 2F, 3-1-1 Denenchofu, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed: Sundays (except during private exhibitions and special exhibitions)