After two weeks in Tokyo, having fed myself numerous delicious sashimi, bread, and rice balls, I have decided to venture out to discover the shops that sell handmade items in Japan.
There is an area called Kuramae, in Taito area of Japan. Not too crowded on a Sunday afternoon. I scrolled around the areas and found a couple of new minimalistic designed shops with handmade items like leather goods, coffee, stationary, clothing, yarn, and small woodworks.
Kakimori Stationary Shop
Address: 1 Chome-6-2 Misuji, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0055, Japan
Japanese Address: 台東區三筋1-6-2
This neat stationary shop is located in Taito area of Tokyo. It is hidden in a residential area but it is very much worth a separate trip for stationary enthusiast like me. Most of the items here are made by hand. The middle of the shop is a station that binds notebooks for you. You can pick out your own covers, bindings, and bookmarks. They will also stamp names on the leather covers if you request it.