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.

New Zealand, Singapore & Hong Kong

New Zealand, Singapore & Hong Kong

We have a special offer currently running on Instagram for shipping to New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Please email us to take advantage of this new shipping price - it is NOT available online!

This only applies to a selection of our most popular paper lampshades which we will send direct from Japan in July, cutting shipping costs. All orders will be sent around 20th July from Japan.

Shipping to New Zealand: Reduced from NZ$78 to NZ$37

Shipping to Singapore: Reduced from S$62 to S$19

Shipping to Hong Kong: Reduced from HK$288 to HK$105

(These shipping costs are for x1 53cm diameter shade using exchange rates from 28th June, which may change in the meantime!)

The Lampshades included in this offer are below (although we have limited stock). Please email us at info@sansho.com to make sure you get the best shipping:

Please note that there may be Sales Tax and Import/ Customs fees to pay depending on the destination!

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