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b. benten is the online shop for high quality handmade ceramics and houseware items from Japan rooted in tradition for everyday use. Our mission is to introduce Japan's master artisans to the world by offering their limited work and covering fascinating stories of craftsmanship.

Tsujiwa Kanaami



Origin of Kyoto wire mesh is said to date back to the Heian period.... that would be more than 1200 years ago.

Wire mesh was made popular by craftsmen who have inherited the skills, but when plastic products got introduced in the Meiji era (around 1870), wire mesh craftsmen were pressured by the low price point, and most of them had to closed their business.

Tsujiwa continues to produce works that the mass-produce machine cannot imitate its refinement and has sustained their shop until today.


[Store info]  
Address: 84-1 Umeminato-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8127


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