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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Akihabara, Kagurazaka & Kōrakuen

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan

This ace arcade under the JR tracks (its name refers to the distance from Tokyo Station) offers an eclectic range of stores selling Japanese-made goods – everything from pottery and leatherwork to cute aliens, a nod…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji

Itōya

Nine floors (plus several more in the nearby annexe) of stationery-shop love await visual-art professionals and seekers of office accessories with both everyday items and luxury such as fountain pens and Italian lea…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square

Supported by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, this is as much a showroom as a shop exhibiting a broad range of traditional crafts, including lacquerwork boxes, woodwork, cut glass, paper, textil…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ginza & Tsukiji

Takumi

You're unlikely to find a more elegant selection of traditional folk crafts, including toys, textiles and ceramics from around Japan. Ever thoughtful, this shop also encloses information detailing the origin and bac…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Odaiba & Tokyo Bay

Pigment

This is an art supply store to make you go weak in the knees: the walls are lined with vials of pigments – including the crushed mineral pigments used in traditional Japanese painting – in shades from vermilion to m…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Harajuku & Aoyama

Musubi

Furoshiki are versatile squares of cloth that can be folded and knotted to make shopping bags and gift wrap. This shop sells pretty ones in both traditional and contemporary patterns. There is usually an English-spe…
Arts & Crafts in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Tolman Collection

Based in a traditional wooden building, this reputable gallery represents nearly 50 leading Japanese artists of printing, lithography, etching, woodblock and more. Quality prints start at around ¥10,000 and rise ste…
Arts & Crafts in Roppongi, Akasaka & Around

Blue & White

Expat American Amy Katoh sells traditional and contemporary items such as tenugui (hand-dyed towels), indigo-dyed yukata (light cotton kimonos), bolts of nubby cloth and painted chopsticks. Pick through dishes of ce…
Arts & Crafts in Ueno, Yanesen & Komagome

Shokichi

Mitsuaki Tsuyuki makes and sells his incredible hand puppets here – look out for lifelike renditions of Japanese celebs and, natch, Elvis. He can hand-make a portrait puppet from a photograph (¥40,000). Far more aff…
Arts & Crafts in Asakusa & Sumida River

Sumida City Point

Promoting the many artisans and craft businesses of the Sumida ward area, this showroom sells locally made items, from cosmetics and fashion to soy sauce. There's a cafe where you can sample food specialities, watch…