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The Japanese Design Shop

The NIHON ICHIBAN shop features a large collection of contemporary Japanese design. We introduce individual designers as well as Japanese design houses. Many of the products on sale won awards such as the GOOD DESIGN AWARD.

Japanese design often is characterized by its simplicity following a very specific function. But we also have a range of very playful products that reflect elements of popular Japanese culture.



Satoshi Umeno worked on urban design and furniture projects before starting his own design company UMENODESIGN in 2003. Currently based in Tokyo Umeno continues to release titles in Japan and abroad.

His interests and work cover broad fields such as interior, fashion, web, graphic and many more.




Design Studio by Yusuke Hayashi and Yoko Yasunishi.

After their college education, both studied design and founded DRILL DESIGN in the year 2010. They give total project directions in various fields, such as Product Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. The products, which are mainly everyday objects such as furniture, stationery, gardening tools, and kitchen utensils, are sold around the world, including the MoMA Store in New York.