Made in Japan (MIJ) has been importing high quality tableware and homewares from Japan for over 25 years. The tableware we import is seldom seen outside Japan - often only in restaurants and homes in the areas surrounding the makersʼ kilns.
We deal directly with these kilns… No middlemen… No excessive packaging… just high quality product at the best possible price. Functional, well designed, durable and unique.
Our long established relationships with makers and designers allow us the freedom to design product exclusive to MIJ.
Our aim is to sell enduring pieces that can easily be mixed with other product - Japanese or otherwise; a fusion of tradition and functionality.
The primary reason we come to work everyday is to develop and sell great tableware. We want to encourage enjoyment around the dinner table, and a major part of that is aesthetic – why put a beautiful meal on an ugly plate?
“We shape clay into a pot, but it’s the emptiness inside that holds everything we want”
Images from Sakuzan
HISTORY OF JAPANESE TABLEWARE - 'Minoyaki', a type of Japanese pottery, finds its origins in the Gifu prefecture located on the central island of Honshu, Japan. An abundance of clay - the raw material for pottery - is found in the region, giving rise to a centuries-old tradition.
This region still produces ceramics made by local craftsmen whose experience and skill pay homage to its predecessors while a contemporary design approach takes this form of art to new heights.
Images from Sakuzan
Encouraged by our unwavering interest in the tableware of this region over the last thirty years, we have developed a collaborative effort between the craftspeople of the area and Made in Japan tableware.
This has been an enduring conversation of beauty, design and quality celebrating food and functionality. Our aim is to offer unique products to be used every day to enrich family life in the home & kitchen.
DESIGN. QUALITY. EXPERIENCE