Mashiko is a town in Tochigi prefecture known for its pottery, called Mashiko-ware (益子焼). There are about 400 pottery studios and kilns in Mashiko.
Although Mashiko pottery is often thought of as simple and rustic with brown and a little red glaze, modern pottery made in Mashiko today can be found in many styles on account of the creative freedom brought to Mashiko by the potter Shoji Hamada, he was known as the first Japanese potter to have a kiln in St Ives Cornwall. Shoji Hamada made a great connection between Japan and the U.K.
Our beautiful pottery are made by Takuya Kawajiri, a potter in Mashiko.
He makes such beautiful tea pots, coffee cups, plates, spoons and lots more.
He has a kiln and his studio on top of a hill overlooking Mashiko town. He uses local soil and wood waste from local construction sites as an eco conscious way to source his materials.
Add a little bit of Japanese beauty to your everyday life!
We are always looking to introduce the world to Japanese eco-friendly goods and products new and old.
Japanese culture and their traditional practices aren’t only delicate and subtle but also practical and convenient in everyday life.
Focussing on an ethical lifestyle and zero waste living, we aim to revisit and revive traditional Japanese practices that even many Japanese people have forgotten about today. That’s how Eco Japan was born.
We can do something to help the world’s environmental crisis by discovering Japanese goods old and new and encouraging a focus on quality long-lasting products with sustainability, zero waste and ethical practice at the heart of our living.
We are introducing and producing eco-friendly Japanese products.
Japan is famous for its contrast of old and new. One of the world’s most technologically advanced countries whilst also steeped in tradition. A modern society yet filled with ancient practices still found in daily life.
Our aim is to shine a spotlight onto these traditional Japanese craft products. Highlighting natural, eco-friendly products and practices that can enrich your everyday life.