Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kazuyo's Collection

Tucked away, in suburban Paddington Brisbane, is a little slice of Japan. It's unassuming front immediately conjures up memories of Kyoto cafes.

Stepping inside, I'm taken back to the gorgeous traditional homeware stores of Japan. It's filled with beautiful ceramics, gorgeous bags, Japanese-inspired jewellery, calligraphy and some very tempting Japanese teas. The shop truly is a collection put together by Kazuyo herself, many of the items are made by Japanese artists living locally and well.... yours truly.

Wanting to share the culture of her home country, Kazuyo hosts a number of events. Coming up are:
Nov 7th, 10am-12, Calligraphy performance.

Nov 19th, 10.30am - 12, Tea Ceremony Demonstration and class (Fee $10).
Dec 1st to 12th, "Vintage Kimono Beauty" - an exhibition of vintage kimono featuring the Tsuru Crane from the personal collection of... well... me! Some very special pieces, like the wedding Uchikake below will only be shown on the two Saturdays that fall during the exhibition (5th and 12th). I'll also be selling a few special items on those days.

Drop by and escape for a little while to Japan.

Kazuyo's Collection

now at 98 Latrobe Tce, Paddington


ellie said...

oh, I never knew about this place. Beautiful. Thanks for letting us know.
We sometimes look around in Shibui in West End (next to Sol Bread), but the furniture is totally out of the budget!
Also, miss Made In Japan shop. So, good to know of a somewhere to visit. I like the idea of the tea ceremony.

Kat said...

Hi Melanie - Kat here from Kats Creations. Just wanted to let you know you won the giveaway on my blog. Can you please email me your postal address so I can arrange for the lamp to be sent out to you. Thanks

Ronin With Scissors said...

Oooh, I am so envious! I wish we had a similar store nearby. I am too far west for anything other than a hotdog and apple pie. :( What are you selling in her shop??

I haven't seen the new version of Zatoichi! I need to add it to my Netflix cue. :D How does it compare to the original series?

Kanzashi in Bloom is next on my Amazon wishlist! I just ordered Kumiko Sudo's Omiyage. Have you heard anything about it? The reviews were mixed, but I'm optimistic!

Allie said...

I want to LIVE there. What a yummy place!

Rachael Hutchings said...

What a beautiful space! I wish I lived closer so I could come and see it (and your work) in person!!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

What a gorgeous place. That kimono looks incredible. I don't thing the photo begins to do it full justice.


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