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23 December 2016: Asakusa Tatsumiya re-open (kimono tumblers in Tokyo)

Temporarily closed, the shop Asakusa Tatsumiya specialized in kimono tumblers is moving closer to Asakusa subway station and will re-open just 10 seconds away from the famous Kaminari-mon red Thunder Gate on 23 December 2016! We will gladly accompany you afterwards during a shopping tour in Tokyo city, to buy a kimono tumbler at the new shop if you love unique, beautiful things useful in everyday life 🙂

For readers visiting Asia who have not heard about kimono tumblers:

You really want to purchase a kimono tumbler made in Japan from the world leader before 23 December 2016? Order in English on the online store of Asakusa Tatsumiya:
http://tatsumiya-store.com

Enjoy Japanese products!

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?

Sumi-e art in Tokyo: 5% discount at Toyokuni Atelier Studio in 2014/2015

To promote Japanese art, our inbound travel manager negotiated and obtained a 5% discount valid on all products at Toyokuni Atelier Studio until 01 March 2015 (may be extended)! Just bring our “Autumn/winter 2014” paper map and spend at least 1.000 yens 🙂 Toyokuni Atelier Studio sells beautiful sumi-e paintings, original postcards great for New Year, unique tee-shirts with handmade drawings, decorated iPhone cases… by the Japanese artist HONDA Toyokuni.
Sumi-e postcard with a whale and children at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

During your autumn/winter holidays in Japan, get our free map at our travel agency or at any Yes in Japan partner near the gallery/shop in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward: Hotel Grand Palace, Sakura Hotel Jimbocho, the National Showa Memorial Museum, Bookhouse Jinbocho, the coffee shop Mamekohboh on Yasukuni street

Enjoy the local culture and life during your holidays or stay in Japan, and share it with your family and friends back home!

Sumi-e in Tokyo: Toyokuni Atelier Studio (classes, exhibition, shopping)

Art gallery/school/shop in Tokyo, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is great to discover sumi-e, Japanese ink wash painting! Enjoy a free exhibition, accessible lessons in English, and original/unique products by a Japanese father and his son 🙂 The father won awards in Italy for the picture book “Kobutori” (1987), in France for the picture book “Momotaro” (1990), in China for the woodcut print “Asian Woman” (2000)…
Sumi-e artists HONDA Yuta and Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Japanese name: 豊國アトリエ (Toyokuni Atorie).
Address: Kanda-jimbocho 3-1-13 (1st floor), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan.
Nearby subway stations: Jimbocho, Kudanshita.
Open: Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-19:00), Sunday (12:00-17:00).
Phone: Unavailable.
E-mail: info@nekomachi.com
Language: Japanese (native), English (fluent).
Credit card: Accepted (now checking usable types).

 
For sumi-e classes, discussions or shopping support in French language at Toyokuni Atelier Studio, contact the Yes in Japan team (early reservation with Sébastien Duval recommended).

Selling sumi-e paintings, postcards… at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni sells his artistic creations at his shop Toyokuni Atelier Studio, near Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo): postcards, illustrated books, painted stones, iPhone cases, T-shirts, papier-mâché objects, paintings… The bilingual picture books (Japanese/English) feature fairy tales from mainland Japan, the snowy island of Hokkaido and the tropical archipelago of Okinawa!
Sumi-e painting with bamboo at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

For special orders and products on demand with international delivery, please e-mail Master Toyokuni. The process may take weeks or months but it is worth it 🙂

Chiyoda map for autumn 2014: Tourism, shopping, discounts, English menus…?

The Yes in Japan team met tonight at Travel Stand Japan to draft its free brochure about Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward for autumn 2014. 25% bigger than in summer and more useful for tourism, its map should cover most of the north of Chiyoda ward: Yasukuni shrine west, Imperial garden south, Akihabara east, and Tokyo Dome city north. Highlighting the Book Town and Electric Town, it should indicate the location of subway/train stations: Akihabara, Awajicho, Iidabashi, Jimbocho, Kanda, Kudanshita, Ochanomizu, Ogawamachi, Shin-ochanomizu, Suidobashi and Takebashi.

This second map should inform about:

  • More bars, coffee shops and restaurants (especially more diverse Japanese food). We are preparing English menus for some partners 🙂
  • More souvenir/gift shops and specialist stores for shopping.
  • Prices, discounts, offers, and possibility to pay by credit card.
  • Activities, experiences and tours.
  • Christian churches, Shinto shrines, museums, places for money exchange…
  • Events such as festivals and martial arts tournaments in October, November and December 2014.

Download our online map of Chiyoda and tell us if a special place is missing… then use our latest version when you visit Japan 🙂
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Ideas for our Autumn 2014 map of Tokyo Jimbocho Book Town?

We distributed 20.000 Yes in Japan maps of Tokyo Jimbocho printed in English on A3 paper at hotels, shops, cultural centres, and special events in Tokyo this summer to help travellers, support local businesses, and promote tourism in Chiyoda ward (Jimbocho is its northern part). Many foreign tourists walked holding the map and the local community gave us much positive feedback! After seeing the digital version below, do you have suggestions or comments for an extended “Autumn 2014” map of Tokyo Jimbocho? What information do you wish for your first/next visit there?

Map of Jimbocho area in Chiyoda ward (Tokyo, Japan) for summer 2014.

Our “Summer 2014” map of Tokyo Jimbocho features hotels, subway/train station exits, Christian churches, Shinto shrines, post offices, and police stations. It also includes a calendar (flea market, martial arts tournaments…) and recommends:

Note: You can always download for free the latest Yes in Japan map of Jimbocho “Book Town”.