It took me so long to write this….but our little shoppe is going to close its door permanently at the end of Saturday 28th December this year, which will be our official last day of business.
The little shoppe first opened this very day seven years ago and there were many ups and downs but I have been so fortunate to have had so many wonderful people coming to visit literally from all around the globe. The happy and excited faces of those who visited here always made my day. I’ve met so many great customers (some became best friends!), wonderful artists and makers, and made a special bond with lovely neighbors inside this building that I truly adore. I just really LOVED being here and have so many fond memories so I will really miss it myself but there are things I need and want to do more and in better depth and time has come for a change.
UGUISU STORE, our global webshop will continue as it has been offering numbers of special pieces and works by local artists and makers to outside of Japan for the past 10 years, hoping to offer better customer experience and making more of my native Japan available to the world through our online store and more. I hope you will continue to enjoy our offerings online and we ship directly to you to all parts of the world even after our physical store is closed.
If you will be in Tokyo in the next 8 weeks, please pop by to say hi and bye, sign our book and take pictures – we will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the 28th December. Check open days here–>
Thanking you for being a part of our journey and wishing you the best.
イラストレーターの秋山花さん @hanaakiyama に描いていただいたオリジナルイラストのトートバッグが出来ました。今年の夏に迎えたうぐいす本家 @uguisu_store の１０周年を記念して、大好きなイラストレーターの花さんに「東京」と「UGUISU」をテーマに描いていただいたチャーミングな（実はダジャレが盛り込まれている…）イラストをプリントしたエコバッグです。秋山花さんの小さな作品集 “THE WISDOM OF YOU”も並べて販売しています。
The latest (& exciting) addition to UGUISU’s artists collaboration collection is a tote bag created with artwork by a Tokyo based illustrator Hana Akiyama @hanaakiyama – to celebrate the 10th anniversary of @uguisu_store (available for international orders!) Hana has come up with this charming artwork filled with objects that reflects UGUISU and Tokyo, the illustration is titled “Big City of Mine”. The bag is made with 100% natural cotton by environmentally-friendly production methods and printed with ISO 14001 ink under sustainable operation.
UGUiSU the little shoppe（ウグイス・ザ・リトルショップ） 東京都港区麻布台３−３−２３ 和朗フラット四号館７号室 金・土・日の午後のみ開店。 金土は１２時〜７時、日曜は１２時〜５時が営業時間です。
Our Azabudai store will be temporarily closed today, Saturday 12th October due to a massive level of typhoon. If you didn’t know and visited, I will be inside working so knock on the door BUT if you have read this please do not try to come outside as it may not be safe or you may not have the way back to your accommodation, it would be best you stay inside today until typhoon will pass after midnight tonight. Stay safe and dry!
‘Close Your Ears’ a beautifully crafted illustration book by Sanae Sugimoto, available for international orders from our webshop @uguisu_store as well as in our Tokyo store, in case you’re too far away to visit!