After 21 years selling top-grade pottery in chic Minami-Aoyama, Kaede has firmly established itself as an essential destination for shoppers with an eye for quality. Its products range from lacquerware and ceramics to glassware, and come courtesy of about 40 artists.
Each regular contributor is asked to hold a solo exhibition at the store once every two years; these feature displays often include unique creations not found in the regular selection. Each special exhibition runs for six days, during which all the featured artist’s wares are the only thing available.
Kaede also places a premium on seasonality, exhibiting more glassware in summer and highlighting sake cups and lacquerware in winter. Credit cards are only accepted for purchases above ¥3,000, but with so much beauty on offer you’ll easily cross that threshold.