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A tie-up series with minne, one of Japan’s largest handmade markets. In September 2015, we collected new, unconventional ideas from minne artists who refuse to be swayed by tradition or trend in a competition entitled “minne meets Baba Shoten: SOBACHOCO Encyclopedia.” See what happens when minne artists join Baba Shoten to put a new spin on an old craft!<p>

Japan’s largest consumer-to-consumer handicraft market that allows individuals to easily post, buy, and sell handmade items right from their phone or PC.

Saori Kanoe
Foxes frolic through fields in a distinctly Japanese color palette that complements the soba choco. The foxes appear to be drawn at random but have been carefully positioned to give the cup a rhythmic quality from any direction. Her design can brighten up any desk.
minne gallery:

ichino fukui
A personal interpretation of nobility that adds a hint of the West to the modern Japanese soba choco. The artist’s touch of the pencil gives each cup a sense of warmth.
minne gallery:

Designed to make you feel warm and fuzzy, whether you’re alone or with someone special. The cups depict auspicious animals on a stroll, meant to express fortuitous events to befall their owner.
minne gallery:

Yamasaki Chiyo
A representation of the transformation of small particles into crystals.
minne gallery:

Miwa Masayo
Every shape and every quirk produced individually.
minne gallery:


Frolicking Foxes (“kitsunekakeru”) | Noble Cup | Walk | Crystals | This & That

¥ 2,000

φ8×h6.1cm / 170cc




kyowa tensha, nishiyama

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