Asakusa Tatsumiya

Shopping, Gifts and souvenirs Asakusa
Asakusa Tatsumiya
Asakusa Tatsumiya
Asakusa Tatsumiya

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Asakusa is usually full of cheap knick-knacks and tacky souvenirs, but you’ll want to stop by this small shop which specialises in kimono-covered tumblers. Currently run by the third-generation owner Norikazu Shibukawa, Asakusa Tatsumiya was first established as a kimono retailer more than 80 years ago. However, Shibukawa decided to revamp the old business three years ago after finding a way to connect Japan’s traditional elements with Tokyoites’ modern lifestyles.

The shop features a dazzling array of gorgeous kimono tumblers, each unique in design and therefore a real piece of art. They are adorned with the most elegant and intricate parts of the obi sashes made from exquisite Nishijin-ori silk fabrics produced in Kyoto. From the selection of the pattern to the tailoring, each tumbler is impeccably handmade, which explains the higher price tag – these cups range from ¥6,000 to ¥30,000. But it will be one of the most beautiful and practical souvenirs to take home.



Address: 1-18-2 Asakusa, Taito-ku

Opening hours: 10am-6.30pm, closed Wed
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