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Art in Asakusa
Asakusa (shi-ta-ma-chi) has various interesting individual shops for artist, architect, designer, painter and more like you. As the title says, this town is the style of antique Tokyo, and you will be astonished by visiting and finding something new to color your life. Welcome to Asakusa, one of the best Tokyo's downtown, thanks to Kuma Kengo san, now we have Asakusa Bunka Kanko Center . Also, Art & Culture Foundation of Taito as well as 3331 in south Ueno, actually of Chiyoda. Are you interested in Life of Art, Art of Life, you may visit Taito Designers Village. Of course, other than Asakusa, Tokyo has another color of aspect like Akihabara, Daikanyama, Ginza, Harajuku, Kichijoji, Marunouchi, Odaiba, Omotesando, Roppongi, Shibuya, Meguro, Shinjuku, Ueno and more. We hope that you are enjoying various aspects of your life as well in your own country :3
All about hand-made (^^)
Japanese Painting Artist
Allan West san has beautiful color and touch in his world. Nice walk in Yanaka as well.
iwa-enogu and natural pigment for Nihonga (Japanese Painting)
ShinSeiDo has all the materials just south of the pond, Shinobazunoike, in Ueno.
Another iwa-enogu and natural pigment for Nihonga (Japanese Painting)
PIGMENT near Tennozu Isle station (south of Shinagawa between Asakusa and Haneda Airport) has all the materials, too!
Accessory, beads, parts, applique and more
AsakusaBashi (south of Asakusa) has whole town with creativity, one of the mecca is Kiwa .
Japanese paper dish in style
Asakusa (Kappabashi) has stylish paper dish/cup company called Wasara (Wa is Japan, Sara is Dish). Home party, company conference, catering and more in your country? Good as souvenior, too.
Ukiyo-e, traditional wood craft printing
Amuse Museum has great collection together with Boro (maybe better than Polo?). Excellent location would give it number one view spot (especially night view) of Asakusa Sensouji Temple from upper floor bar. Bar page has the link in the bottom.
Sushi in plastic, Ramen in plastic, Beer in plastic
Kappabashi Dougu (tool) Gai (street) is no longer hidden place, actually became one of the hot spot along with Skytree here in Asakusa. You can never tell it is fake in plastic or real. There is even a kit that you can make, how about your own designed ramen in plastic? And all kitchen gadgets and utensils are found here, used be for only professional chefs and restaurant business owners but now for daily three meals to enrich our lives.
Pottery (Guinomi, Tokkuri, Chawan and more)
Tobe-Tobe-Kusa is less than 30 seconds away from Tokyo Ryokan, actually on the way to nice local bar Subtone. You may encounter one-of-the-kind for your sake and tea.
It is all about Pen and Paper (notebook) of your life time friends
Kakimori (write-savior) is best known in Kuramae, south of Asakusa. Digital is not your style? Wanna live nearby letter box and post stand? No facebook, no blog, no instagram, no twitter, no YouTube, no GPS? We understand that you like the soft touch of PEN and PAPER. This is the shop you wanted to be, to work, to own in your town! Order-made notebook is just like your life. Order-made pen has not only ink inside but whole life of yours. Would you like to feel loved one on the white plane paper? We would like you to make your own page of your own life here in Asakusa.
To wrap yourself with innovative designer's ribbon, and dedicate for your loved one
Everyone knows CHANEL, LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, PRADA, DOLCE GABBANA, but no many people finds all of them are the primary customer of MOKUBA, the ribbon company in Kuramae, south of Asakusa.
Let's find out this Tiger-Building between Asakusabashi and Tawaramachi
Taigar-Bill (phonetic sound of Tiger-Building in Japanese language) is one of the rare standing building which survived through March 10th 1945 (World War 2 Tokyo Bombing) and the March 11th 2011 (big earthquake damaged "Fukushima"), one of the oldest building in Taito-ku. Ground floor has interior design shop, carpet shop, furniture shop and more.
It is located at 2.540km post from Tokyo station, filled with creative talents
2k540 (AKI-OKA ARTISAN) has small inovative shops under the JR railway tracks. The space is used to be just a parking lot, very much dead space for human life, but just reborn to paint your canvas. Also worth to visit for something small souvenirs of Japan for your friends and families. Wonderland of Hand-Craft. Wednesday closed.
Why not tie (yuwaeru in Japanese language) you and your loved spirit at this shop
Yuwaeru (Yu-Wa-E-Ru) is the restaurant and cafe to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine. Genmai, the brown rice, is their speciality with organic Miso soup. You may also be able to purchase Miso, Shouyu, Shio, Sansho, Tougarashi, Goma-abura, Natane-abura, Green Tea and more of their original brands.
Japan is timber islands, Tonari no Totoro loves this woodland in the far east Asia
Woodwork presents warm-touched wooden furniture which makes your day happy and content. Yasumono (cheap) or Honmono (truth) is needed in your life from today on? What plastic cannot guarantee, wood can do. Maintenance activity for the quality life is worth spending. Now you know why we say "touch wood" to hope.
Something you would like to keep using/holding/embracing for your life long time
SyuRo has an idea for you, no needs any word to explain.
Leather shop
m+piu and kanmi show you the way of life.
Are you interested in Tokyo Heritage Architecture?
Taito Ryokan is the place right center heart of Asakusa for the 1950's, renovated in 2010 and in 2013 (after the Fukushima earthquake).
toco is the place in Iriya (iriya) north of Ueno or west of Asakusa where you can feel the 1920's, renovated in 2011.
Garelly ef is partially built in 1868 (Edo era), survived through the great Kanto earthquake and bombs.
And Nippori Fabric Town is perfect place to purchase your own material!
Toei Bus #08 has direct route from (Skytree and) Asakusa to Nippori. The fabric town is actually one stop before Nippori terminal, the most convenient bus stop is called Higashi-Nippori-Go(5)-Choume (Chome). The Sen-i-Gai town map can be printed out or app to your mobile for easy explore.
Too much walk in Asakusa, Kuramae, Asakusabashi area? Here's your lounge
Suke6 Diner
Kappabashi Coffee
Bridge (bakurocho)
February Cafe
rilakkuma ralikkuma
Kanda (not far from Asakusa) has this.
Bumpodo is ideal place for artist, you may take art lesson at their school, and you may also show your masterpieces at their gallery.
Shinjuku (easy access by Tokyo Metro) has this.
Sekaido (SE KA I DO) is lovely place to explore, you may find EVERYTHING about art, even big painting brush made of horse tail.
And here's the hot spring in Asakusa which is much better than LOREAL or SHISEIDO or KANEBO or DHC
Jakotsuyu has no secret of Japanese women who has smooth skin and who actually look younger than their real age. Ladies (and not gentlemen!), please be aware of the truely natural skin care here in Japan. To find out the best natural mineral content water to heal (to maintain) your own skin nicely, please stop by at Onsen Tour Page.

Already a fan of Tokyo? Looking for an apartment?
Mitsubishi Jisho has The Parkhouse all over downtown Tokyo. And KEN Ltd has good selection of house and apartment. Still not decided your heart, you may try weekly and monthly place or long-term-accommodation at this page.

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