A variation on traditional Japanese incense chambers, this vessel from Wacko Maria is crafted from glossy white ceramic and shaped like the Virgin Mary. Replacing her eyes and (in the shape of a cross) along her chest and back, are holes from which the aroma can diffuse. The base is a separate piece, making clean-up easy.
Made in Japan from a buttery, premium-quality roughout leather, this SHA-KA jacket is a tie-close noragi-style garment with character and durability. The satin interior is adorned with a richly colored indigo tapestry that contrasts the camel-colored leather. Cut in a traditional style, but with inventive twists, this piece is bound to become an heirloom.
High Times and Japanese brand Wacko Maria collaborated on a capsule collection that boldly celebrates cannabis culture. From it, these swim shorts are anything but subtle—emblazoned with the magazine’s various logos and marijuana leaves. With an elasticized drawstring waistband and plenty of pocket room, they’re a classic shape and fit, with a not-so-classic all-over print.
This elegant but comfortable jacket from Best Made Company is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Its silhouette—modeled after an 18th century Japanese winter coat—lends itself to all genders. When stepping outside, the jacket can tie shut and the wadded cotton insulates the wearer. Simple innovation bolsters cozy, minimalist design.
Blending ancient Japanese with Californian styles and, in this instance, the result is loose-fitting, but architectural pants. Made from 100% ripstop cotton, the Zouhiki pants are a combination of Momohiki and Zouave styles. Available in three sizes, the silhouette is highlighted by the tie-waist and loose pleats.
Across 300+ pages, garden designer Sophie Walker explores the magic of the Japanese Garden—from 800 years of history to the various aesthetics and philosophies incorporated. Undeniably, the Japanese garden is an art form of its own, and a living one. This book features 100 examples—with accompanying essays and notes by artists, architects and more.
Shaped like a freshwater bream, this Welcome Soap is moulded with a Kashigata, and replicates the popular fish-shaped Taiyaki cake. Available in three colors, each one boasts a different fragrance: red is pomegranate, white is lily blossom, and black is brown sugar. With lovely, minimal packaging, this soap-on-a-rope is made in Japan.
With the filter built into the lid and a body made heat-resistant glass, this teapot is foolproof. Included in this set are two green teas—Sencha Unro and Gokujo Genmaicha—which can be brewed for a single cup or a big batch. Appropriate for teabags or loose-leaf, this 750ml pot will elevate tea time.
Made in the very same factory that manufactures caps for major league Japanese baseball teams, Poten’s caps are crafted from unexpected fabrics—like this lush velvet iteration. A soft, treated cowhide sweatband complements the 100% rayon velvet body, which comes in three sizes and elevates the entire concept of a baseball cap.
Screen-printed by hand just for Best Made, this 2019 calendar offers more than a daily panner—there are weather predictions, moon phases, astrological information and much more. While it’s covered in Japanese, there’s a handy reference key for those who aren’t fluent, and the result will please design enthusiasts.
This handmade tea bowl, with a delicately shaped serving spout, is the perfect depth for whisking matcha. Crafted from coarse clay, it features an unfinished bottom to prevent slippage and to allow the pourer to get a solid grip. Made in the Mino-yaki style, in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture, there’s no better, or functional, accessory for making and serving your fresh teas.
Made for Japanese grilling, this cast iron Yaki Pan features a removable handle and comes with a cider wood trivet—turning the pan into a serving dish in seconds. Safe for use in the oven and on a stovetop, this pan will get better and better with use.
This made-in-Japan jacket from beloved brand Visvim is puffy and perfectly functional—there’s a detachable hood, snap-pockets on the front and a drawstring waist and hem to trap warmth inside. Filled with 96% down and 4% feathers, it’s also fully lined—so no matter how cold your winter gets, you’ll stay super-cozy.
Full of unique, influential and fascinating concrete structures in Tokyo, this guidebook is in Japanese and English, and aimed at locals and visitors alike. With maps to striking buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Le Corbusier, Tengo Kanze and more, the book is edited by Naomi Pollock and features photography by Jimmy Cohrssen. Price is in Euros.
These minimal cotton-blend socks are a sophisticated ode to the brand Blue Blue Japan’s homeland. With a red dot knitted into the fabric, these calf-high socks make a subtle but expressive reference to the island nation’s flag.
Made in both upstate New York and Brooklyn, from super-soft Shibori indigo-dyed cotton, each of these T-shirts looks a little different. Every one, however, is adorned with a bright orange version of the familiar DFA Records lightning bolt logo. They’re available in adult and kid sizes.