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Happy thanks to Yes in Japan: Japanese lunch and “Japanese paintings” shopping

A couple of French-speaking tourists in Tokyo e-mailed our Yes in Japan French manager (always glad to help people in trouble) to thank him for helping them order their lunch at a Japanese restaurant without English menu and without English-speaking staff then recommending Ebisudo Gallery near Jimbocho station (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) to buy beautiful “Japanese paintings” (ukiyo-e woodblock prints in fact) at a reasonable price. They found the art shop with our Get Japan map of Jimbocho area, loved the gallery and its shopkeeper, and bought 2 ukiyo-e :)
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Acquire fine Japanese antiques at Sankei-shoten!

Sankei-shoten is a family business selling splendid antiques and artworks since 1955! Find bowls and utensils for tea ceremonies, lacquered boxes and tableware, saké glasses, go-stone containers… Check it!
Acquire fine Japanese antiques at Sankei-shoten (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Open: Variable…

Phone: (+81) 03-5212-4445
Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: Japanese.

Sankei-shoten is the specialist shop 13 in the section C2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping for ukiyo-e in Japan at Tokyo’s Ebisudo Gallery

At Ebisudo Gallery, you can buy Japanese woodblock prints/paintings from the Edo period, Meiji period or modern era, representing a samurai, a Japanese lady in kimono, the fours seasons of Japan, a Buddhist temple, Mount Fuji… This art shop in Chiyoda ward sells ukiyo-e originals (5.000 to 40.000 yens and beyond!) by famous artists as well as cheap reproductions and ukiyo-e calendars. Ebisudo Gallery currently selling the 2015 Calendar “Hasui” for 1.300 yens. We liked this small shop; check it out if you go on a shopping tour in Tokyo!
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Ebisudo Gallery is open from 11:00 to 18:30 from Monday to Saturday. The nice Japanese lady running the business speaks English and French; call 03-3219-7651 for information or ask your hotel’s staff to contact this specialist store for you. Near Jimbocho subway station and Sakura Hotel & Café Jimbocho, Ebisudo Gallery is the Japanese art gallery marked “4″ on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda ward for autumn/winter 2014.

Of course, you can pay your ukiyo-e purchases at Ebisudo Gallery by credit card and ask for international delivery. Traditional art but modern business :)

Ukiyo-e woodblock print in Tokyo: The Hota Coast in Awa Province at Ebisudo gallery

Add ukiyo-e woodblock prints by the famous artist UTAGAWA Hiroshige to your collection or offer them to Japanese art lovers! Consider this print “The Hota Coast in Awa Province” (nowadays Kyonan city in Chiba prefecture) with pine trees, walkers, waves, boats, and a completely white Mount Fuji… realized in Japan in 1858 and found in Jimbocho Book Town at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with the Hota coast in Awa province at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

To acquire this fine ukiyo-e original part of the “36 views of Mount Fuji” series, take exit A7 at Jimbocho subway station and bring 110.000 yens to the ukiyo-e shop during your stay in Tokyo!

Ukiyo-e woodblock print in Tokyo: Maple Trees at Mama at Ebisudo gallery

Give colourful ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Master UTAGAWA Hiroshige to your family or good friends! For example, this print “The maple trees at Mama, the Tekona shrine and Tsugihashi bridge” (nowadays Ichikawa city in Chiba prefecture) with autumn leaves, designed in Japan in 1857 and found at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Ukiyo-e woodblock print with Mama's maple trees at Ebisudo gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

To buy this ukiyo-e reproduction part of the “One hundred famous views of Edo” series, take exit A7 at Jimbocho subway station and bring 12.960 yens to the Japanese art shop.

Tokyo in January 2015: Events in Bunkyo & Chiyoda wards

For happy holidays in Tokyo in January 2015, we recommend 7 Japanese events in Bunkyo and Chiyoda wards:

  • 01 January 2015: Shinto ceremony for New Year at Kanda shrine and Yasukuni shrine.
  • 01-07 January 2015: Ultraman superhero shows at Tokyo Dome City in Prism Hall with live fights, activities for children, etc.
  • 02 January 2015: Shinto ceremony for New Year at Yasukuni shrine.
  • 05 January 2015: “Kakizome” at Nippon-Budokan (first calligraphy of the year).
  • 09-18 January 2015: Furusato-matsuri Tokyo at Tokyo Dome with dances, music, floats, food stands, a shopping area, etc.
  • 10-12 January 2015: Daikoku Festival at Kanda shrine (Daikoku is one of the 7 lucky gods).
  • 12 January 2015: New Year ceremony at Nippon-Budokan.

Nippon-budokan in Tokyo (Japan).

Tour Tokyo for a day including one of these events with a Yes in Japan conductor/guide!

Sumi-e postcard: Immovable Wisdom King at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Share the fierce side of Buddhism with your friends and colleagues far from Asia thanks to Japanese cards painted by the sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni! This black & white postcard features the immovable king of wisdom Fudo-myo-o in flames, holding his sword and rope, served by two boys:
Sumi-e postcard with the immovable king of wisdom at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

This sumi-e postcard is sold in Japan at the art shop Toyokuni Atelier Studio near Jimbocho and Kudanshita stations in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward.

Sumi-e postcard: Disciple of Buddha with a hidden heart at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Share Buddhist wisdom with sumi-e postcards created by the Japanese artist HONDA Toyokuni! The original artwork below represents a disciple of Buddha wearing a coat painted using the kanji meaning “Heart”… You can get this spiritual card in Japan at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Sumi-e postcard with a disciple of Buddha at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Easy to find, the art store is in Jimbocho Book Town between Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations.

Sumi-e postcard: Whale & kids at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Post a Japanese card painted by sumi-e Master HONDA Toyokuni to your loved ones! You can find this black & white postcard representing a whale and kids in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward at Toyokuni Atelier Studio:
Sumi-e postcard with a whale and children at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Art lovers in Asia, head for Japan and this exciting gallery/store in Tokyo (Jimbocho and Kudanshita areas)!

Sumi-e postcard: Japanese dragon & children at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Send sumi-e postcards painted by Master HONDA Toyokuni to your family or friends! For example, this colourful card with a Japanese dragon and children found at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo):
Sumi-e postcard with a dragon and children at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

The art shop near Jimbocho and Kudanshita stations has joyful sumi-e cards; will you buy a set for New Year or to decorate your room or office?