“Kawachi Art Supplies Shop” has designed and developed original products that are not only for drawing but also for daily purposes, based on the concept of art and its materials. Having a well-established reputation made it possible to focus on creating fully-fledged collaborative products with professional manufacturers and craftsmen.
In addition, we are planning on collecting products that can be enjoyed by a wide range of customers, such as masterpieces of unknown art materials from abroad, artificial goods and fashion items that have recently begun closing the gap with art.
“I was born in a family that runs an art supplies shop and I have been serving our customers for many years. My extensive work experience enabled me to establish a revived brand, “Kawachi Art Supplies Shop.” My services will be provided through the web but I will try my best to make my customers feel as though they are at the shop. For example, art material gift sets will be selected according to the needs of each customer. Along with an enclosed item description, the original gift boxes are prepared manually.
The art materials that were being used have significantly changed due to the influence of Western culture from the late Taisho period to early Showa period. When comparing recent art and the current art scene, the situation seems to be extremely similar. Due to widespread digital technology, art became more accessible to the public. We are now in an era where anybody can easily create pictures and photos without the need for professional tools. That is precisely why I created our original lifestyle goods with hints and inspiration from art materials to uplift everybody’s daily mood.
While reminiscing about the time when Shinsaibashi was the busiest and the most advanced entertainment district in the world, I also hope that I can help create a way of life that will bring a similar excitement to a new tomorrow for everyone.”
Owner: Hiroko Kawachi
Kawachi Art Supplies Shop
Whitey Shimanouchi 1F, 1-4-32, Shimanouchi, Chuo-ku,