Kumu Tokyo
Noriko Konuma opened Kumu Tokyo in a quiet Bakurocho laneway in 2015, creating not only a shop and gallery, but a place for people to gather and make new connections.

Time seems to slow down from the moment you enter the pared-back retail space, where a selection of carefully crafted items are presented in a refreshingly understated manner.

Ranging from porcelain tableware to natural incense, organic rice and contemporary lacquerware, the endearing products share a common element, something that Konuma describes as Japanese DNA.

The focus on craftsmanship extends to the gallery and community space upstairs, where regular events provide a chance to connect with makers, designers and writers from various corners of the city.

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