Bookspots - Japan

TOKYO

       Box & Needle                                      
       3-12-11 Futako Tamagawa
       Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo 158 0094
       www.boxandneedle.com

Small shop with papers from around the world and handmade papers from artisans in Kyoto. *Recommended by Vera Schwamborn, Carta Pura

       Takeo                                 
       3-18-3 Kanda Nishiki-cho
       Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
       www.takeo.co.jp

A space where visitors can view, touch, and become familiar with the beautiful papers of Takeo. They also organise exhibitions. In the same building the Misuzudo Bindery, specialised in hand bound books, is situated, with a shop selling bookbinding tools. *Recommended by Nadine Werner

       Paper Nao                                
       4-37-28 Hakusan
       Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo
       www.papernao.com

Shop specialised in handmade Japanese papers.  *Recommended by Nadine Werner

       Ito-Ya                                
       2-7-15 Ginza Chuo-ku
       Tokyo
       www.ito-ya.co.jp

Big stationery/craft shop with multiple stores  *Recommended by Nadine Werner

        
Pigment
2 Chome-5
5 Higashishinagawa
Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0002
www.pigment.tokyo
                 
A marvellous boutique with a colossal selection of pigments, brushes, equipment for Japanese traditional painting techniques and calligraphy, as well as some washi.
Recommended by Julie Auzillon, author of Japan Paper Tour, the guide, available for sale here.
      
    
    Haibara
    〒103-0027 Tōkyō-to
    Chūō-ku, Nihonbashi
    2 Chome−7−1, 東京 日本橋 タワー
    
The Haibara shop is worth a visit, for its products (paper, wrapping material, stationery...) as much as for the architecture of the building, which stands out in an area full of skyscrapers. Recommended by Julie Auzillon, author of Japan Paper Tour, the guide, available for sale here.
       
         Sekaido
         〒160-0022 Tōkyō-to
         Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku
         3 Chome−1, 新宿3-1-1
         www.sekaido.co.jp
Sekaido is a leading brand in fine arts supplies. The biggest boutique, a six storey building, is located in Shinjuku. Recommended by Julie Auzillon, author of Japan Paper Tour, the guide, available for sale here.



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