Tuesday, November 19, 2013


1. AIRVASE artist series by mina perhonen US$23
2. Illustrated bird cut-out card (with tracing paper envelope) by Aiko Fukawa US$8.80
3. Mini cards in matchbox by Mariko Tadokoro US$12.80
4. Ten to sen Letterpress Coaster Pack of 5 US$5.90
5. Kimiko Suzuki Ceramic Brooches US$49
7. Cotton Kaya Kitchen Cloth US$11
8. NANAO Japanese traditional candle set From US$26
9. Mihoko Seki Porcelain Stamps From US$7
10. FCS Certified Yamanashi Japanese Cypress Wood Mug US$41
11. fog linen work linen coated tray From US$16
12. Wood Tape Dispenser US$32, Squirrel Washi Tapes US$3.20
13. No, no, Yes! Shosa ORIGAMI leather wallets From US$83

If you would like to receive your order before 25 December, please place your order before 22 November and select Standard, Registered Airmail, or EMS. Delivery time during the holiday season may take longer than usual and we can't guarantee delivery time for orders placed after 22 November. EMS will be the best option if you want to place your order after 23 November to receive before 25 December!

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Here is our new web shop and blog, thank you!


We are excited to introduce the two new Japanese made furoshiki by LINK Collective, "Dots" and "The Hida Express".
'Dots' is the third in a series of designs by Lucinda Newton-Dunn based on the concept of folding. This design forms a three dimensional landscape of shape and line, creating an abstracted pattern of wandering valleys, mountains, ridges, peaks and troughs. Available in 3 colours, Black, Rust, and Blue.
Another new design, The Hida Express designed by a London-based designer Hannah Waldron is inspired by the a limited express train of the same name that runs from Toyoma to Takayama through the 'Japanese Alps'. Hannah says "on this journey, all sense of time and orientation seemed to disappear as we snaked, sped, crawled, ambled, rocketed and twisted through mountain upon mountain, every turn revealing rushing rivers and glinting waterfalls only momentarily glanced".
Furoshiki is a piece of printed cotton textile that can be used in so many ways. Furoshiki is generally and traditionally used for wrapping and carrying things but this unique and stylish design furoshiki can also be used for table cloth, picnic mat, scarf, or as a carrying bag using simple furoshiki folding techniques(also you can watch it here on youtube).
You can make a furoshiki bag using easy-to-attach leather straps which also have just been restocked with all 4 colours being available!
Hope you enjoy the art of Furoshiki, tie it, wrap it, hung it, wear it and so on!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I sent out emails to our members and past customers but in case you have missed it....THE NEW WEBSITE FOR UGUISU ONLINE STORE HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED!

The website is now easier to browse and the checking out process is much simpler than it had all been and now you can use a shipping calculator to get shipping estimates for available shipping options just by entering your country, state and post code before you go to the shopping cart to check out!

Also we now have a new Jewelry section to showcase some of the special works of local Tokyo artists that are not so easy to find even in Tokyo, now available for orders to be shipped worldwide!

The first featured artist is Kimiko Suzuki who makes the delicate and beautiful white porcelain jewelry.

We also have a special limited time section for international artists works which we've been having in our Tokyo store only - now available online via Tokyo! Currently listed artists are Renilde de Peuter of At Swim-Two-Birds, Mary Gaudin and Ros Lee of Polkaros.

See all the international artists works here -->

For all returning customers from our previous website will need to register their account again, which can be done from checking out as guest and then select the option to register account at the end of the checking out process.

The blog will also be moved within the new website so please bookmark the following url or add to your blog feed!

You can continue to find UGUiSU at....
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Thank you so much for all your amazing support and I hope you will enjoy our new website!

Greetings from Tokyo,


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


New stationery series by mitsou, a Fukuoka-based Japanese illustrator Mariko Okumura is all cute "maru" round designs are now available from UGUiSU. The simple square envelopes are made for the round letter paper and would be perfect to seal with the round stickers!
The round stickers have matte surface so that you can draw or write on the sticker easily to decorate the envelopes or your own gift wrap.

See the all mitsou stationery series here -->


Lovely new design Japanese washi tapes from Ten-to-sen "Kita no Moyo-cho" (literally means "pattern book from the North") series by a Hokkaido based designer Rieko Oka have just arrived and now available from UGUiSU online store.
Both Hydrangea and Butterfly in Bush designs are available in sets of 3 rolls or by single rolls. Each roll measures 1.5cm wide and 10 meter long.

Ten-to-sen Washi Tape 3 Roll Set {Hydrangea}
Ten-to-sen Washi Tape 3 Roll Set {Butterfly in Bush}
Ten-to-sen Washi Tape Single Roll {Hydrangea}
Ten-to-sen Washi Tape Single Roll {Butterfly in Bush}

Friday, August 30, 2013


Some more new handmade earrings and bracelets by HARVEST are now available for international orders from UGUiSU online store!


Lovely 100% cotton voile scarfs newly arrived from ILOITO feel so soft against your skin and each scarf is seamless with a fringe finish.

6 designs available.

100% combed cotton voile 18"/45cm (w) x 72"/182cm (h) approx. (including the fringe).
printed on one side, using eco-friendly water-based pigment ink.
each scarf has been hand washed once.

Made in Japan.

100% Cotton Scarf "fuwatto" by ILOITO

Thursday, August 22, 2013


The new collection from H/A/R/V/E/S/T has been available on UGUiSU online store.

Harvest is a textile and jewelry brand by Midori Sanada, a Tokyo based designer/artist and her creation has been receiving so many positive reactions from our customers.

Each design is produced from lovely illustrations by Midori with inspirations she gets from her time spent in the mountain.

These 50cm x 50cm (19.68 x 19.68inch) cloth can be used for wrapping cloth, bento wrap, scarf, place mat, etc like small furoshiki versatile cloth. They will make some lovely wall art too!
100% Cotton. Made in Japan.

Buy Harvest Cloths here online (we ship worldwide!) -->

Friday, July 19, 2013


photo by Fuminari Yoshitsugu via Torafu

photo by Fuminari Yoshitsugu via Torafu

I'm sure you all have seen AIRVASES, the really amazing paper object designed by Tokyo's Torafu Architects. They have produced numbers of different designs for AIRVASES including the past Artist Series BAUHAUS and SPACE, collaborating with a famous photographer.

And yes! The new collaboration for the Airvase Artist Series is with mina perhonen!!! All the lovely textile patterns from mina perhonen's collection are printed on airvases. Different pattern is printed on each side and 3 sheets of the amazing airvase are included in a set, which means you get to enjoy 6 wonderful mina perhonen patterns per package. All so good and hard to choose!

Buy AIRVASE Artist Series by Mina Perhonen online at UGUiSU -->
(Out of stock solid colour airvases are also restocked)