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Top 5 Instagrammers; Made In Japan

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CRAFT; Top 5 Instagrammers; Made in Japan

From clothing to homewares, Japanese craftspeople are famous for making objects that are as beautiful as they are useful. Check out these five Insta-feeds for a daily dose of Japanese design inspiration.

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1. @momosanshop

Setting up shop on Wilton Way in London’s east end, Momoko Mizutani brings beautiful homewares from her native Japan to her adopted home in the UK. Hit ‘follow’ for perfectly crafted design items and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her beautifully minimal store.

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2. @unaginonedoko_shop

Found in an unassuming wooden townhouse in the small city of Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture, Unagi No Nedoko is an innovative store striving to connect local craftspeople with buyers in Japan and beyond. By embedding the store directly amongst the makers, owner Takahiro Shiramizu hopes to support and grow local manufacturing.

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3. @srithreads

Specialising in antique Japanese textiles, New York based Sri Threads is a by-appointment showroom filled to the brim with lovingly crafted fabrics that wouldn’t look out of place in museum. From boro to sashiko and kimono, Sri Threads is as much an education as it is inspiration.

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4. @madeinjapantableware

Furnishing tables across Australia with beautiful Japanese ceramics, Made in Japan work directly with kilns to import high quality homewares, seldom seen outside Japan.

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5. D&Department

Innovative Japanese brand D&Department are huge supporters of Japanese craft, uncovering local makers prefecture by prefecture with their D Design Travel magazine series. From kimono to kitchenware, get your fill of contemporary Japanese crafts.

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