Kichi-joji PukuPuku Nakamichi dori street store
PukuPuku Nakamichi-dori (street) store is in Kichi-joji, an neighborhood in Musashino city, Tokyo.
The vintage furniture at the storefront will surely lure you in with its shelves full of Japanese porcelain.
This store has more contemporary pieces than the original PukuPuku store nearby. Many of the items at the Nakamichi street shop were produced after the late 18th century, during the Meiji and Showa periods. Along with porcelain and ceramics, the store also carries lacquer ware and glassware.
The store is popular for its vast selection and reasonable prices. A dish that is more than a century old is priced at 500 yen, which is a bargain considering its value.
The affordable prices are due to innovation in printing methods. Heat transfer printing became widespread after the late 19th century and replaced laborious hand painting.
Printed Japanese porcelain is more colorfully designed than traditional tableware. The Japanese have traditionally used beautiful tableware according to the season or occasion.
Not sure what to look for? The Gosu glazed plates are easy to handle, as they are microwave safe. The shop has many other vintage dishes ideal for daily use.
〒180-0004 MT Building 1F, 2-26-2 Kichi-joji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
open year round (occasionally closed)
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about a six-minute walk