Our Story

Introducing Chanoyu Stories, the new online shop and community strives to showcase authentic Japanese artisanal objects and way of life. The project takes us into the deepest parts of Japan and uncovers the absolute beauty that has not been seen before by the rest of the world.

The literal translation of “Chanoyu” is “hot water for tea”. Through the philosophy of the Tea Ceremony, which is the cornerstone of all Japanese art and culture, Chanoyu touches the ideas of transience, imperfection and one’s connection with the heights of the nature that surrounds them.

The incredible know-how of master artisans, often family run ceramic and glass ateliers, has been passed down several generations. Often in hidden, discreet locations in Japan, the artisan studios are part of a subculture of brilliant craftsmen.

  • Blue Soba Cup

    Regular price $85.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $85.00 USD
    Blue Soba Cup
    Out of Stock, Preorder
  • Red Rimmed Plate 8"

    Regular price $160.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $160.00 USD
    Red Rimmed Plate 8"
  • Black Noodle Bowl 7.5"

    Regular price $175.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $175.00 USD
    Black Noodle Bowl 7.5"
  • Beige Bowl 8" - 4 in stock

    Regular price $175.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $175.00 USD
    Beige Bowl 8" - 4 in stock
  • Blue Chawan

    Regular price $135.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $135.00 USD
    Blue Chawan
  • Black Flat Plate 8"

    Regular price $170.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $170.00 USD
    Black Flat Plate 8"
  • Black Plate 8"

    Regular price $140.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $140.00 USD
    Black Plate 8"
  • Green Flat Plate 8"

    Regular price $250.00 USD
    Regular price Sale price $250.00 USD
    Green Flat Plate 8"
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  • About Yutaro Kijima

    Inspired by his father's influence as a child, Yutaro Kijima's glassworks take on surreal forms that create a balance in the hand.

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  • About Masahiro Wadayama

    Surrounded by nature in Wakayama, Masahiro Wadayama's vividly colored pieces evoke poetic contradictions.

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