Proving Japanese shopping needn’t be limited to kitschy Sanrio merch and manga toys, interior designer Shizuko Ikagawa’s Soho shop deals in 19th-century Japanese furniture (handsome wood armoires from $1,000 to $3,000) and modern home decor ($15 ornate lacquered chopsticks, $80 funky-shaped flower vases). Practical minimalists might prefer the multipurpose sumi charcoal ($10 for a quarter pound), used for water filtration, gardening and absorbing offensive odors.
|Venue name:||Seasons International||Contact:|
115 Crosby St
|Cross street:||between E Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed–Sat noon–7pm; Tue by appointment only; Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to Broadway–Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St; 6 to Bleecker St|