Exhibition and sales of “Masu-jiro” and “Etena” at a Japanese restaurant “Yojisu”
“Washoku Premium” which releases messages on Japanese traditional crafts will exhibit and sell the Tokyo antimony crafts “Masu-jiro” and “Etena” from December of the last year with the help of Japanese restaurant “Yojisu” in southern France.
We will sell “Masu-jiro” and “Etena,” tin drinking vessels whose production is realized by traditional techniques of artisans and cutting-edge technologies. The exhibition and sales are planned from the end of December 2020 to March 31, 2021 (This will end as soon as stock runs out).
“masu” is a Japanese traditional scale and widely used in celebrations. This “masu” has become a beautiful drinking vessel with Japanese traditional patterns. Each vessel is produced by mold hand casting of artisans.
“Etena” is a tableware product series using a new material “Etena” of tin alloy. It has a mirror-finished surface and beautiful pattern relief on the surface.
“Etena” Sake cup Etena KG-102
“Yojisu” is a Japanese restaurant in Aix-en-Provence, a sightseeing base in Provence region. The restaurant was opened in 1988 and from 2000 it started to exhibit and sell Japanese cooking ingredients and condiments as well as Japanese dishes. The new shop is now based on a new concept of conveying good things of Japan through Japanese food by holding workshops of Japanese food.
The owners are a Japanophilia couple who carefully select goods for the shop. The goods are popular among the local people. The couple selected “Masu-jiro” and “Etena” of crafts of Tokyo this time to be exhibited and sold on the shop.
A snapshot of the exhibition and sales The owner couple of “Yojisu”
Aix-en-Provence of southern France is famous for the birthplace of a painter Paul Cézanne. It is an ancient capital of Provence region abundant with bright sunshine and water of Mediterranean climate. It is now an important city of a sightseeing base in this region.
It is also an academic and artistic city. The city shows much interests in Japanese culture: Mr. Shuho Kano, a player of Noh (a major form of classical Japanese dance-drama) of Kumamoto, a sister city of Aix-en-Provence, donated Noh stage of Japanese cypress to the city.
130 Rue Bastide de Verdaches, 13290,
The official website of “Yojisu”: http://www.yojisu.fr/
Period of exhibition and sales: From December 21, 2020 to March 31 (Wed), 2021*
11:00am-9:00pm (Local time) (Closed every Sunday)
* The shop is currently closed due to the French government’s measure to prevent spread of COVID-19. It is planned to be opened from 20th but the closure might be extended until mid-February due to the announcement of French government.
*Will end as soon as stock runs out