We Know Where to Get the Best Handmade Items in Kobe City
So you can score unique finds for your pasalubong shopping.
With handmade products, you can be sure that each item is unique and carefully made with love. If you’re after one-of-a-kind pieces for your pasalubong, drop by Otsunaka street in the southern part of Kobe City’s Sakaemachi. This is where you can find plenty of stores that sell handmade pieces and even items by famous artists.
TANDEY FOUND TABLE
2-1-1 Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
TANDER FOUND TABLE is the sister store of TANDEY, a popular handmade bag shop. In this shop, you can find garments, shoes, and tableware that give off a warm and cozy vibe. Organic ingredients are also available in the store. Below are some items you can buy as pasalubong:
For the minimalist: Black and Natural mugs from HASAMI PORCELAIN.
For the frequent traveler: Black Sheep white mittens.
For the men in your life: Holiday and Poem Standard Shirt and a pair of navy ORSOO waltz shoes.
Voyageur 4th Store
1/F Aluminum Bldg., 2-4-14 Kaigan-dori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Open from 11:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m. (Open every day)
At Voyageur 4th Store, you can customize accessories to your heart’s content. With the help of their staff, you can come up with an accessory that you can call your own.
Choose from a wide selection of materials like brass, titanium, 18-karat gold, and resin for your accessory. Their popular item? Initial letters which come in about 10 styles.
But if creating a design from scratch isn’t your thing, there are ready-made accessories in the store that you can pattern your accessory after.
They also offer excellent after-sales services, which include exchanging accessory parts, chain length adjustments, and even consultations for those with metal allergies.
1/F Nitto Bldg., 2-1-2 Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday)
In this store, the owners’ preferences shine through, resulting in a wide selection of items that caters to customers of all ages. From designer English antique furnitures to stationeries and tablewares from Japanese artists, you’re bound to find a trinket or two that tickles your fancy!
For your crafty friends: the Oilskin Sewing Kit, which comes with marking pins, sewing needles, a measuring tape, and scissors.
For the homemaker: a bowl set from Yumiko Iihoshi porcelain.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Kansai Walker™ (17 May 2017)