Is it me or does the F word come to mind when you think of Japan. Yep, function says it all. 

Wonderful people, wonderful artisans, can’t wait to visit again. Enjoy. Jules x

Mizutori Geta

MIZUTORI GETA Sometimes the trip to meet the makers is half the fun… From Tokyo to Shizuoka, and Kyoto out to Kojima, I had a lot to do and see in the 6 days I was in Japan. I decided to fly straight to Tokyo, stay overnight...

Momotaro Jeans – Made by hand without compromise

MOMOTARO JEANS     I thought jeans were jeans until I came across the behind the scenes video (below) from Momotaro Jeans in Okayama Japan. Their motto is: “Made by hand without compromise”, so I just had to have my jean loving self try a pair of these on.      ...

Sou Sou Designs

Sou Sou Designs I’ve seen these ninja style shoes in movies and in fashion over the years, but when I came across Sou Sou’s Jika-Tabis I hadn’t seen anything like them. They ooze colour and texture and are fun, super cool and stylish. More importantly they make for...

Ichizawa Hanpu Bags

ICHIZAWA HANPU CANVAS BAGS A bit about the this great shop …. I don’t know about you, but I always find the best way to feel the daily life of somewhere is by walking. The area of Higashiyama, Kyoto is a fantastic area to get out and about from, and the 10 minute walk...

Ubukeya

UBUKEYA What is Ubukeya? A company that began in 1783, an Edo period shop nestled among large buildings in Ningyocho in Tokyo and the most beautiful handcrafted small objects that you will ever see. Yes, it was worth being lost for 5 hours on a Sunday morning for just...