Brief History

Since 1998 The Japanese Shop has been supplying private and corporate customers all over the world with an interesting and unusual range of quality Japanese gifts.

A very important part of the process is learning and sharing information about these wonderful Japanese crafts in order that they may be better understood, appreciated, respected and, as the Japanese themselves so beautifully put it, protected, as living national treasures.

So, in this section we have tried to give you a little more information about the history and origins of some of the more fascinating Japanese arts and crafts.