‘Dainippon City’ was held from 29th to 31st August 2018 by Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten. There are 46 craftsmen from all over Japan gathered together at Terada warehouse in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo; it is like a collective of Japanese gem which is packed with committed manufacturer and craftsman! About 1700 people visited this year and it was a great success compare to last year. This time, I will introduce miscellaneous goods full of practical ideas as a recommended memento from Japan!

World's lightest! Light and compact travel goods "TO & FRO" / From TO & FRO (Ishikawa)

The lightest organizer in the world. There are 4 sizes and 8 colors. You should be surprised by its lightweight as you do not feel heavy when you hold it

The organizer is sold in a compact package (lower right of the photo)

This travel slipper is light and compact, it can be washed in the washing machine using net 3,500Yen (exclude tax)

Neck pillow & eye mask set which includes neck pillow, eye mask, ear plug(case, main body), air plug and a storage pouch. 5,500 yen (exclude tax). The neck pillow is based on the ergonomics of the original design.

Cable pouch which will be on sale during Autumn 2018. 3,500Yen (exclude tax)

[TO&FRO] develops mainly on travel goods which is based on ‘light weight and compact’ concept. This brand name visualize a casual journey of ‘going and coming’, and has the thought of wanting to travel together with TO&FRO.

There are many other items available such as neck pillow, eye mask set, travel slipper and raincoat, but the most popular item is the world’s lightest organizer that houses underwear, clothing and toiletries. All these items are water resistant. There are 4 sizes (L 3000Yen, M 2500Yen, S 2000Yen, XS 1750Yen, all exclude tax) and 8 types of variety colors such as red, green and beige, so you can choose according to your purpose! It is very suitable as a souvenir from Japan as it is sold in a small box so it is easy to put into suitcase.

In addition, cable pouch is also recommended which is scheduled to be released in autumn 2018. All items can be stored in a pouch such as charger, cable, PC cable, socket and other goods related to PC or smart phone. It is safe as it uses mesh fabric with cushion and antistatic lining.

Actually, in the early Meiji period, Ishikawa prefecture was a production area for silk fabric and following this flow, production of synthetic fiber such as nylon and polyester has been actively conducted, and the production volume is Japan’s top class. TO&FRO manufacturer ‘Kajirene Co.’ is also a specialized textile manufacturer in Ishikawa prefecture that continues to develop with regard to the production of thin and light fabrics; they are named in terms of development and technical capabilities, and they are also receiving attention from outdoor brands and major apparel manufacturers all over the world.

  • ■ Main Point of Sales(September 2018)
    • Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Tokyo HQ Shop
    • TO&FRO HANEDA
    • STANDBY TOKYO
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  • ■ Shop Name
    • Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Tokyo HQ Shop
  • ■ Address
    • 4F KITTE Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 
  • ■ Business Hours 
    • Monday ~ Saturday 11:00~21:00
    • Sunday & Public Holiday 11:00~20:00
  • ■ Fixed Holiday
    • No Fixed Holiday
  • ■ Access 
    • 1 minute from JR Tokyo Station, Marunouchi South exit. 
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  • ■ Shop Name
    • TO&FRO HANEDA
  • ■ Address
    • B1F, Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Second Building Station 3-4-2 Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-8525 
  • ■ Business Hours
    • 8:00 ~ 20:00
  • ■ Fixed Holiday
    • No Fixed Holiday
  • ■ Access
    • Take Tokyo Monorail from Hamamatsucho Station for 20 minutes and get off at Haneda Airport 2nd Building Station 
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  • ■ Shop Name
    • STANDBY TOKYO
  • ■ Address
    • 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1st floor of JR Tokyo station Building 100-0005 
  • ■ Business Hours
    • Monday - Saturday: 7:00~22:00
    • Sunday & Public Holiday: 7:00~21:30
  • ■ Fixed Holiday
    • No Fixed Holiday
  • ■ Access
    • Shinkansen's south ticket gate in Tokyo station building 

It is interesting as there is a [Pon!] sound when opening the lid! 「POCHI-PON」/ From Taisei Paper Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Osaka)

[Inoshikacho]

[Kusabana]

In Japan, there is a custom to give gifts at a celebration such as New Year or school entrance, and it is called ‘Pochi bag’ which is a paper envelope containing money. This time, the POCHI-PON that we are going to introduce is not envelope type but is a ‘cylindrical’ Pochi bag. The point is that when you open the lid, you will hear an auspicious sound ‘Pon!’ It is an essential condition that the fitting dimension of the cylinder lid and the main body are precise which made the light sound ‘pon!’ possible, which makes us feel the gem of the craftsmanship.

Another point to notice is that a cute illustration of foil stamping will appear inside when you open the lid. The feeling of surprise from the craftsman is transmitted to the person who receives or uses it.

All the illustrations depicting Japan are drawn such as ‘Ishika cho’, ‘Kusabana’ and ‘Shouchikubai’, and the price is 1,200Yen (exclude tax) for a set of 3 pieces. There are various ways to use it such as insert a letter in it and give it to your important friends or use it as a small case to keep earrings and accessories.

Since its foundation in 1919, TAISEI Co., Ltd., which operates Taisei Paper Manufacturing Co., is based in Osaka, and has cultivated technologies for manufacturing, printing and processing paper boxes and paper cylinders for about 100 years. In addition to POCHI-PON, they also sell magnets and accessories made of paper.

  • ■POCHI-PON Main Point of Sales(September 2018)
    • All Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten shops in Tokyo and Osaka 
  • ■ Shop Name
    • Nakagawa Masashichi Tokyo HQ Shop 
  • ■ Address
    • 4F KITTE Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
  • ■ Business Hours
    • Monday~Saturday: 11:00~21:00
    • Sunday & Public Holiday: 11:00~20:00
  • ■Fixed Holiday
    • No Fixed Holiday
  • ■ Access
    • 1 minute from JR Tokyo Station, Marunouchi South exit.