Mitsukoshi: Accessible & Authentic Japanese Culture
For example, taking center stage in the main hall on the first floor is a resplendent wooden statue of the Goddess of Sincerity, which took ten years for a master craftsman to make and completed in 1960.
And at the front entrance, you will notice two grand lions which were installed in 1914, modeled on their counterparts
With its Art Deco façade and historic features such as the only surviving theatre organ from the early Showa era at the 2nd floor balcony of the Central Hall, marble made from fossils used for its interior walls and floors, and a special restaurant that retains interior designs with distinctive elegance, it is not surprising that Nihombashi Mitsukoshi was recognized as an Important Cultural Property this May. And unlike some classic European department stores, Mitsukoshi is not about wealth, but culture.
This is the same ethos that makes Nihombashi tick even today. People in the mercantile
Own a Piece of Japanese Culture
Add a touch of Edo class to your life with these items that combine timeless style with lasting quality.
from 10,000 yen
Main Building 4F
Furoshiki is a multi-functional cloth that can be used to wrap items or add accent to your living space.
8,000 yen (Main Building 4F)
Keep cool while looking hot with this sakura-motif silk folding fan.
Main Building 4F
Steal some hearts with this delicate silk stole with floral prints made in Kyoto.
Modern Culture@Tokyo Teshigoto Corner
(Main Building 5F)
Traditional craftsmanship is given a modern form with items curated by Tokyo Teshigoto, a project to promote local handiwork.
Silver lacquerware sake cups made of jade
from 15,000 yen each
The reflection of the moon seems to float on your sake in these fascinating silver cups, combined with different materials such as lacquerware.
Urushi glass paperweight
20,000 yen each
Enjoy the play of light with these reflective glass paperweights engraved with classic Edo Kiriko motifs.
Foreign Customer Service Counter (Annex 2F)
Visit this counter for a tax-free procedure on the day of purchase. Free wi-fi is also available here. Present a copy of WAttention to the counter staff to get a free gift (offer lasts until Aug. 31, 2016)!
Address: Nihombashi Muromachi 1-4-1 Chuo
Hours: 10:30am – 7:30pm
*All prices listed are exclusive of tax.
Blog URL: http://mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/nihombashi/wa/