Because we are a traditional company with 300 years of history, we have in base the thought to discover new things by taking lessons from the past, emphasizing the importance of products quality and subtle details, and have lined up many functional and beautiful “tools for living” based on household and lifestyle.
We think it is important that a tool should not be made just for practical use, but that you should feel good when you’re using them and it should eventually become a tool you long for.
As we focus on “Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten’s” original items, many of which are made of natural materials such as linen, cotton and wood, where as “Yu Nakagawa” and “kisara” has line up of items to decorate your living , and excellent practical products from all around Japan.
Original items include kitchen cloths made of Nara’s specialty, kaya (mosquito net) fabric, a tote bag made of Kurashiki hanpu (sail cloths), both of where these materials were originally used for different purposes but once again has been revived to fit contemporary lifestyle.
Our selected items, include Nanbu Tekki (Nanbu Ironware), donabe (earthenware pot) and porcelain enamel (vitreous enamel), all of which will show its improvement as you continue use and we enhance tools of those sort, to introduce its fascinating ways.
At Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, we propose a Japanese way of living courteously, and the great feeling of making the tools as your one-and-only by mastering them, an exclusive characteristic found only in Japanese tools.