5 Japanese Tableware Shops in Roppongi Area (Akasaka, Nishiazabu)
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 5 Japanese Tableware Shops in Roppongi Area (Akasaka, Nishiazabu). Please take a look at them as a reference for your utsuwa selection.
1. UTSUWA KESHIKI
This ceramic store holds many solo exhibitions of popular artists. An appointment is required to visit. Check the website and SNS for information and follow the rules when visiting.
Address: 13-205 ninety two, 9-2-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
* An appointment is required to visit. Make a reservation via Instagram, email, or phone.
2. THE COVER NIPPON
A lifestyle store of traditional crafts that proposes a new way of life by offering a wide range of made-in-Japan clothing, food, and housing products from all over Japan. They carry a wide variety of tableware, but they also offer a wide variety of other traditional Japanese crafts like Japanese Kimonos, antiques, and furniture.
They offer group lessons you can experience Japanese culture like a tea ceremony or a Kimono lesson. For more information, visit the website.
Address: Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Closed: Open 7 days a week
3. Galleria 645 ギャラリア645
Located near Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, this is an old private house that has been renovated into a pottery store. They have the wide selection of Yachimun potteries. (Yachimun means “pottery” in the Okinawan dialect. The term refers to pottery such as tea bowls, rice bowls, bowls, and flatware still in daily use in Okinawan households.)
Address: 4-5-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
4. Savoir Vivre サボア・ヴィーブル
It is located on the third floor of AXIS, about a seven-minute walk from the Roppongi Crossing. You will find unique designs of ceramicss that are rarely seen anywhere else. Solo exhibitions and special exhibitions are always being held, so no matter how many times you visit, you will always find something new. Also visit the nearby Mori Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art, and the New National Art Museum to enjoy an art stroll.
Nishi Azabu 西麻布
5. Toukyo 桃居
A famous pottery store is located near the Nishi-Azabu intersection. Ichiro Hirose, the owner of the store, opened the store with the idea of “offering items that I find beautiful and that I would like to use”. Although the location is not easy to find, it is fun to go there while strolling along Omotesando, Nezu Museum or Kotto-dori.
Address: 2-25-13 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Closed: Wednesdays and Thursdays
*For the time being, the exhibition will be web-based. Non-business days are subject to change. Please see the calendar on our website for details.