Antique, tea ceremony utensils and Raku chawan We deal with antiques and tea ceremony utensils in Gion, Kyoto. 

In the Momoyama period (the 16th century), the first Raku ware was made by Chojiro, the founder of Raku ware, after receiving orders from Sen no Rikyu, Japan's most famous Tea Ceremony artist. Chojiro's unique skill of hand forming has been passed on for over 400 years--16 generations, while individual successors making efforts to establish their own identity in shape, color, glaze and so on, t...

We, Nakacho Konishi, propose, with our own vision and conviction, a selection of artists representing modern/contemporary Japanese art that has uniquely developed with diversified artistic media, whose work we believe would remain authentic in the history of art for years to come.

We handle Japanese calligraphy paintings, antiques and art.  The usual open hours is from 11am to 6pm. 2min walk from Ginza Icchome station of Yurakucho line, 8min walk from Yurakucho station of JR Yamanote line. 5min walk from Higashi Ginza station A8 exit of Toei Asakusa lilne, 6min walk from Ginza station of Ginza line.Message from the owner:Tea Ceremony is served at our tea room.

A big picture of Ebizo Ichikawa by Shyaraku is the symbol of our gallery. We are right near the Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi department store.

In the Momoyama period (the 16th century), the first Raku ware was made by Chojiro, the founder of Raku ware, after receiving orders from Sen no Rikyu, Japan's most famous Tea Ceremony artist. Chojiro's unique skill of hand forming has been passed on for over 400 years--16 generations, while individual successors making efforts to establish their own identity in shape, color, glaze and so on, t... (2022-3-1)

Uno Shoten will hold "Tea Bowl Exhibition IV". We will exhibit various tea bowls such as Korai tea bowls and Koniyaki tea bowls, centering on Raku tea bowls. Please come and visit us at this opportunity. (2022-3-1)

Uno Shoten will be specially exhibiting ‘’Tea Bowl III’’. This exhibition introduces various tea-bowls, which have been selected from “Raku”, “Korai”, and Japanese tea bowls. We will also serve green tea, "matcha", at our tea room where you do not have to sit directly on the tatami floor. (2020-2-1)

We are offering best Raku wares of from Chojiro the 1st to Raku Kichizaemon the 15th and other beautiful tea utensils. (2020-1-22)