The Beauty of Imperfection

We look for fukanzen no bi - the beauty of imperfection - in people and places and things. We find handmade Japanese homewares that, in their imperfection, bring warmth and enjoyment into our lives; homewares which are imbued with the character and depth of their maker. Our aim is to provide a bridge for the makers we meet in Japan to reach other parts of the world.

Every one of our plates, bowls, vases and accessories has been made to be used, we are not a gallery or museum. We love tradition, technique and history, but it can never be at the expense of making things to be handled, used and enjoyed. In this respect our products are completely normal, everyday items but at the same time they are special and delightful, hopefully bringing enjoyment and pleasure to your everyday life.

Tenmoku Chawan from the Kyoto National Museum

The Tenmoku Glaze (and shape)

Tenmoku: What does it mean and its place in Japanese culture

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Meet the Maker: Kuninari Kiln

Meet the Maker: Kuninari Kiln

Reimagining traditional colours and forms
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Meet the Maker: Kittaka Orimono

Meet the Maker: Kittaka Orimono

Persimmon and indigo dyed kasuri fabric from Bingo
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