360 Years of Kutani Ware

Kutani Ware: traditional dishes, tea items, and other ceramics from Ishikawa with roughly 360 years of history, known for their iconic five-color palette of glazes. They have been beloved around the world for centuries.

Connecting Artists and Society

Kashiko was created to connect artists and society. These stationery products incorporate Kutani Ware designs, with a stylish contemporary feel.

A City Where Traditional Culture is Part of Everyday Life

Ishikawa is located in central Japan, along the Sea of Japan coast. The capital, Kanazawa, boasts convenient access to and from major cities like Tokyo, and the prefecture is blessed with abundant natural resources. Back in the day of the samurai, the castle town of Kanazawa flourished as a center of traditional crafts and culture — which still live on here to this day.

Supporting Artists

Unlike tableware, stationery is small and light, so it scales elegantly. Our goal is for this stationery to represent local artists, shared with the world.

Make It Lovely with a Single Note

Each original design is hand-drawn by an artist, for a delicate beauty ready for a handwritten note as a finishing touch. The cards and clips can be used to attach the notes to flowers or gifts.



A set of message cards and paper clips made of paper, perfect for attaching to flowers or gifts. The cherry blossoms on the cards and clips are depicted in multiple stages of blooming, showing how nature changes over time. The package can stand upright, for use as a decoration in a room.

  • Contents: 6 cards (90 × 50 mm) and 6 paper clips (35 × 25 mm)
  • Package Dimensions: 95 × 95 × 13 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 30 g • Material: Paper
  • Suggested Retail Price: ¥1,500 (plus tax) per package


Paper clips featuring a three-dimensional cherry blossom design. They can also be used to hold cords in place, or as bookmarks.

  • 15 mm long × 10 mm wide × 5 mm thick
  • Material: Paper (51%)
  • Suggested Retail Price for Regular 2-Pack: ¥500 (plus tax)
  • Suggested Retail Price for Platinum Leaf 2-Pack: ¥800 (plus tax)


Masking tape decorated with Kutani Ware designs. With eight styles available, you’re sure to find one you love.

  • Tape: 15 mm wide × 5 m long
  • Roll: 48 mm diameter
  • Suggested Retail Price: ¥400 (plus tax) per roll


Bookmarks decorated with Kanazawa gold leaf, for a way to enjoy the beauty of Kutani Ware designs alongside the luxurious luster of gold leaf.

  • Contents: 1 bookmark • Dimensions: 115 mm long × 25 mm wide
  • Package Dimensions:155 mm long × 46 mm wide × 1 mm thick
  • Weight: Approx. 4 g • Material: Genuine Kanazawa gold leaf
  • Suggested Retail Price: ¥900 (plus tax)


An assortment of message cards, paper clips, and masking tape featuring cherry blossom and chrysanthemum designs.

he cards can be decorated using masking tape with a matching design, for an even nicer message card experience.

Contents: 12 message cards (6 each in 2 styles, each 90 × 50 mm), 12 paper clips (6 each in 2 styles, each 35 × 25 mm), and 2 rolls of masking tape (each 15 mm wide × 5 m long, with rolls 48 mm in diameter)

  • Package Dimensions: 200 mm long × 200 mm wide × 20 mm thick
  • Weight: Approx. 180 g
  • Suggested Retail Price: ¥4,000 (plus tax) per set

KASHIKO is a greeting used by women in Japan at the end of a letter to show respect to the recipient of the letter.

Contact Us

For inquiries about our products, please use the following information to contact us.
We also offer certain product samples free of charge.

  • Hours: 9:00 to 17:30
  • Closed: Weekends and holidays
  • Phone: (076) 242-2265 within Japan, or +81 (76) 242-2265 internationally
  • Email: info@kanazawa-kashiko.jp
  • https://kanazawa-kashiko.jp/
  • "1-22-19 Kanda
    Kanazawa, Ishikawa 921-8027"
  • Operating Company: Nakabi Co., Ltd.

Company Profile

At Nakabi, we aim to make it easier, more fun, and more effective to share things with the world, using excellent design to help customers and companies alike to shine. We handle three main types of business. The first of these is graphic design for catalogs, websites, and more. The second is our Kashiko brand: design, production, and sales of Kutani Ware-themed stationery. The third is Souvin, a rental gallery we operate near our headquarters as a way to support artists. We were founded in 1980, and we remain focused on design and printing.

We do not sell retail to foreign countries. If you are a corporate customer wishing to do business with us, please contact us through the Contact Us section of this website.