One of Japan’s most exquisite gift shops, the Blue & White store in Tokyo reopened in April of 2017 in a brand new location, just one building over from their old premesis. Specialising in brilliant blue and white arts and crafts, this shop is a must-visit for anyone who ever finds themselves in Tokyo.
Amy Katoh opened the Blue & White over 35 years ago, and since then she has remained totally dedicated to promoting Japanese crafts and lifestyles of years past. Besides establishing her renowned store, Katoh has written many books that long-time expats continue to cherish for years after visiting the shop.
In this charming refuge you can find quality indigo-dyed textiles, the traditional decorative sashiko stitch, yukata and traditional tenugui towels among many other glorious blue and white finds. Carefully chosen to highlight the beauty of the blue and white tradition in Japan, all of the gems found in Blue & White have the ability to accentuate homes not only in Japan, but all over the world.
To find out more about Japan's rich textile history, pick up a copy of the latest issue of Selvedge, 81: Japan Blue.