Sekioka Woodblock Printing Studio

Nobuto grew up watching his grandfather print woodblock prints up close and was captivated by this old craft from a young age. Nobuto decided to pursue a career in woodblock printing after realising he was one of only a few people who could protect and pass on the skills required to be a printer that had been handed down from generation to generation.

The reason why woodblock printing techniques from the Edo period have survived despite the development of photocopying and other reproduction technologies is because of their charm and appeal. Nobuto is helping to keep Edo woodblock printing technology alive by mastering the techniques and producing works that will be handed down to future generations.

Nobuto's Collection



Since living in The Netherlands, Jelle has been fascinated by Japanese indigo and Tohoku boro (rags) culture. After arriving in Japan in 2022, Jelle started collecting boro fabrics and studying how they were repaired. This led to learning sashiko hand stitching and repairing many fabrics himself. To get a better understanding of the dyeing process, he studied indigo (Aizome) in Tokushima, one of the birthplaces of Japanese indigo and still the biggest producer in Japan to this day. Jelle is hoping to reinvigorate and spread Japanese boro culture by repairing damaged fabrics and giving them a new life.

Jelle's Collection


Shodo Eika

After encountering a calligrapher who used brushes and ink to convey messages of peace, Rika was fascinated by the potential of calligraphy. After studying calligraphy in university and gaining professional experience, Rika decided to dedicate her time to promoting the appeal of calligraphy. She is currently challenging herself to create new artworks that transcend traditional boundaries.

Rika's collection is coming soon

Mekaru Yuka


Mekaru Yuka first encountered Edo-moji through her love for rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling), becoming intrigued by the Yose-moji typeface used in the performing art form. She decided to study all aspects of Yose-moji under Tachibana Ukitsu, through Arakawa's Master Craftsman Training Program. As a result of her training, she is permitted to use the names "Satsuki Tachibana" for Yose-moji and "Mitsuki Arai" for Kantei-ryu Kabuki-moji. Being able to use these names is of high importance in Japan. Additionally, Mekaru Yuka is actively committed to conveying and spreading the charm of the Yose-moji and Kantei-ryu styles by participating in workshops, exhibitions and tutoring.

Yuka's collection is coming soon


Syl Labo

Sylvain came to Japan as an international student in 2014 and later began working in the hotel industry. During the global pandemic, Sylvain became interested in making candles and experimented with soy wax.

What started as a hobby became more serious as his urge to bring healing and temporary relaxation to people through the use of candles grew. He wanted to create something that doesn’t harm the environment, so decided to make 100% soy wax candles using natural fragrances with reusable containers.

Sylvain's Collection

Katayama Takumi

Katayama Noren Studio

Takumi was born into a dyeing family that has continued since his great-grandfather's generation. Being fascinated with his father’s dyeing skills, he entered the world of dyeing after a short career as a businessman.

After working in the dyeing industry for a while, he discovered the beauty of handmade work and dedicated himself to preserving the long-lasting tradition of dyeing that should not be allowed to disappear. Takumi continues to challenge himself to find new ways of introducing the charm of dyeing to new generations while preserving the traditional craft.

Takumi's collection

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