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Ginza Six: Better Living, Japanese Style

2017.04.22

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Opened on April 20, Ginza Six is the newest Ginza landmark. But with 241 establishments offering everything from fashion to food, where’s a shopper to begin? In this series of articles, we offer a guide to some of the Ginza Six stores that caught our eye. This first installment is focused on “Japanese modern” lifestyle goods.

1. Jotaro Saito

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Jotaro Saito is one of Japan’s best known kimono designers, bringing traditional concepts and imagery to life with bold, vivid colors.

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Jotaro’s latest collection, “Tokyo Extreme,” is currently on display at the Ginza Six boutique as an installation. Stunning photography stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the kimonos themselves, which are available to try on or purchase right in the store.

Limited-edition items not available in other stores are also on display, and, of course, specialist staff are on hand to offer advice with selecting kimonos and coordinates.

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There’s even a cafe offering original ice-cream bars and chocolate unavailable anywhere else, along with original coffee blends, juice, and sparkling wine—so you can get the full Jotaro Saito aesthetic experience in just one store!

Jotaro Saito Ginza Six Store
Address: Ginza Six 4F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 7 days per week (cafe: Last order for food 7:30 p.m., for drinks 8:00 p.m.)
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6263-9909 (kimono area), +81 (0)3-6263-9961 (cafe area)
http://www.jotaro.net/

 

2. Gyokusendo

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Also on the fourth floor of Ginza Six is Gyokusendo, with its stunning interior of hand-hammered copper panels. Bowls, dishes, and other utensils line the walls like museum exhibits, testifying to Gyokusendo’s two-century history of hammer-cast copperware and faithful preservation of traditional artisanal techniques.

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We were particularly taken by the beautifully shaped beer mugs—just the thing for the seasons coming up!—as well as kettles, tea canisters, and other everyday items executed in elegant, stylish forms.

Gyokusendo Ginza Store
Address: Ginza Six 4F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6264-5153
http://www.gyokusendo.com/

 

3. Cibone Case

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Cibone Case is a spinoff from Cibone, which opened in Aoyama, Tokyo in 2001 and quickly developed a large fan base for its quirky curated collections from creators and artisans from Japan and around the world.

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Cibone Case also has a gallery to give artists and creators more space to showcase their ideas and work. The first theme is “Birds,” and the space is full of chickens and their chicks, intricate birdcages, and more.

Just the place to find a unique and unexpected present for that special someone, or a new item to brighten the mood as you redecorate for spring.

Cibone Case
Address: Ginza Six 4F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-5537-3101
http://www.cibone.com/

 

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