Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

In the tools we use every day, we see beauty.
We feel familiarity and affection.
Using them lifts our spirits.
As we gaze at them,
we reminisce about the time spent together.

Casual conversations with
our tools are truly enjoyable.

With Gyokusendo's copperware,
and various crafts from different artisans in hand,
we sometimes converse,
sometimes quietly immerse in thought,

and discover new tools
that resonate with our hearts.

Kogai is such a place.
Feel like dropping by?
You're welcome anytime.

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai


Gato Mikio 1908 - Yamanaka Lacquerware

Takemata Yuichi Metalwork

Kido Yukiko - Kutani Ware

Kentaro Kiln - Karatsu Ware

Suzuki Morihisa Studio - Nanbu Ironware

Senuma Kentaro Glass

Tsuchiya Textiles

Hataman Touen - Imari Nabeshima Ware

Fujii Woodwork

Matsumoto Ikumi Ceramics

Marunao Woodwork

Murakami Keiko Textiles


Until the 1960s, this area was known as Kogai Town. The name is said to have originated from the nearby Kogai Bridge which has since been lost.

Originally, kogai referred to a type of hairpin for women. Over time, it evolved into a tool for arranging hair and scratching one’s head. It became ubiquitous as a personal grooming tool and often seen adorning the handles of swords.

Over time, the desire for artistic expression grew and kogai began to reflect the preferences of its makers and owners. Crafted by skilled metalworkers during the Edo period, designs and make of kogai were said to be distinctive enough to identify the owner or artisan themselves.

Naming the space Kogai seemed fitting in light of the area’s history and a shared connection with metalwork.

Gyokusendo Kogai

Gyokusendo Kogai

2-18-10 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0031 Japan
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From Omotesando Station (exit A5), walk 10 minutes.
It’s at the very end of the street in a quiet residential area.

Phone / Fax: 03-6450-6370


Wed, Thu, Weekends:11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Fri:12:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Mon, Tue

Operating hours may vary.
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Gyokusendo Kogai