Japanese home decors by traditional craftmanship

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We mainly offer original products made by attractive artists and companies in Ishikawa Prefecture, as well as traditional Kutani vintage items. We propose new interpretations of traditional techniques and innovative materials.

What is NORTA?

NORTA = NORD (North) + PORTA (Door)

The word was coined from the Italian words NORD (North) and PORTA (Door). We hope that NORTA items will be the first door you knock on when you get to know Ishikawa (=North), and that you will be inspired to learn about the wonderful artists, companies, and lands of Ishikawa Prefecture.

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Art Panel

Stationery

Candle

Accessory

Cutlery

Bowls, Bonbonniere

Plates

Tea cups

Sake cups

Cushion cover

Teapot

Flower vase

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Vintage Kimono Cushion Cover Hanaguruma (Flower car)

Cushion covers

¥11,000

price including tax
Available units: 1

Detail

Check the details at the link below. Please click below for more details

https://nortajapan.com/collections/kimono-cushion-covers/products/hanakuruma-b

~ Hananonogi ~ Dinner Plate

Kayoko Tambo Collection

¥15,400

Tax-included price
Available units: 7

Detail

Ceramic artist Kayoko Tambo created a dinner plate for NORTA that will make your food look gorgeous.

The Hanashinogi Utsuwa series uses glaze in the center to express the axis of the flower, and uses the ancient "Shinogi technique" to carve out the surroundings using a self-made wheel plane. It is made with the motif of the plant that hangs.

For the glaze, a crystalline glaze that uses minerals such as titanium and zinc oxide is used, and when the kiln cools down, the minerals mixed in the glaze crystallize, creating a unique expression that appears as a floret-like pattern. increase.

In addition, there are cereal balls of different sizes, salad balls, salad plates, etc. It's nice to stack each and coordinate the table.

Because they are all handmade, there are differences in the finish one by one, and no two are exactly the same, so please look forward to the delivery. Please enjoy only one item in your own world.

On the back, Mr. Tapo's stamp and NORTA's N are written, proving that it is a NORTA original.

Size: about 26cm in diameter x about 3.5cm in height

Weight; approx. 750g

As all items are handmade, there may be slight variations in size. Thank you for your understanding and understanding.

Precautions for use

・Please avoid using a microwave oven.

・You can use the dishwasher, but please be careful not to let the mouth of the dish hit other dishes or cutlery when using it.

・Ceramic clay is used as the material. Compared to magnetic clay, it absorbs moisture more easily, so dry it thoroughly after use and store it on a storage shelf.

 

Kayoko Rice Field

Please check out Kayoko Tabata's other works on the following site.

Potter Kayoko Tambo

Massage oil candle ~Yabuya~ Black Maneki Neko

Massage oil candle

¥9,900

Tax included
Available units: 10

Detail

A massage oil candle containing natural soy wax and almond oil. We asked Mr. Yabuya, who produces Kutani ware, to create an original for NORTA.
It is a very cute vessel with a gorgeous Kutani porcelain pattern and a beckoning cat that invites good luck.

It is a very elaborate piece that is entirely hand-painted using a technique called mori, which is one of the traditional techniques of Kutani ware. It is a work that requires not only the artist's skill but also perseverance to finish each piece.

Feel the scent while watching the candles lit, and after spending a healing time, massage using melted oil. The perfect item for total relaxation. Since it is worn on the body, it was developed and manufactured with the cooperation of Matsukawa Chemical Co., Ltd., which specializes in cosmetics manufacturing. (It spreads very well with a small amount, so please use a small amount at first and adjust the amount accordingly.)

After the candle is over, it can be used as an object, a small container, or a flower pot. You can also make your own candles again by using refills (sold separately). I hope you will enjoy the various ideas.

This product comes in a wooden box, making it ideal for gifts.

There are three types of scents available: cherry blossom, yuzu, and fragrance-free.

Candle ingredients: shea butter, almond oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, beeswax, fragrance

Pottery size ; 6.5cm diameter x 10.5-11cm height (including beckoning cat)

Capacity ; 100g

Peach lid bowl

Kutani Vintage

¥5,940

Tax included
Available units: 2

Detail

This is a bowl with a lid on a pink ground, which seems to be rare in Kutani. The gold-ground heaping expression that looks like dancing petals of cherry blossoms creates a very gentle atmosphere. A very festive crane and turtle pattern is also depicted. Everything is hand-painted. Size; 11 cm in diameter x 7 cm in height (including lid) Weight; 228 g

Art Panel size A0 Seaweed

"Nigyo Washi" Japanese paper

¥34,100

Tax included

Size guide

It is a powerful art panel with seaweed on handmade Japanese paper.

It is an image that plants have grown in the house. The appearance of making something that has been firmly shaped from the roots is very bold and pure, and the contrast with the white Japanese paper is outstanding.

This art panel is made from real seaweed on washi paper. The seaweed is a seaweed called Hondawara that is harvested in Oku-Noto. Sargassum is mainly found on the Sea of Japan side, and there are various types.

It also comes with a string for hanging, so it can be hung on the wall, but it also has a strong presence just by placing it in the entrance or living room as shown in the photo.

Size; 84 x 120cm (A0 size)

Weight; about 4kg

Motif tray

¥11,880

Detail

Ms. Miho Nishikawa, a metalwork artist living in Kanazawa, has created an original design tray for NORTA.

Whether it's a tray for accessories and stationery, or a tray for dry sweets, enjoy your own ideas.
We have prepared two types of pretty flower motifs and bird motifs.

The very delicate and detailed cutting and forging technique make me feel very elegant when I look at it.

Because they are all handmade, the details are slightly different one by one, and no two are exactly the same, so please look forward to the delivery. Please enjoy only one item in your own world.

On the back, Mr. Nishikawa's stamp and NORTA's N are written, proving that it is a NORTA original.

Material: Brass

Size: 21.5 x 11cm (oval shape)

About Brass Products ; Brass is a metal mainly composed of copper and zinc.

For daily care, use a neutral detergent after use to remove dirt, and then wipe off the moisture completely. We do not recommend using the dishwasher. This metal, like nickel silver, has the property of discoloring over time as it reacts with ingredients in the air and ingredients in food. If you are concerned about discoloration, you can polish it with Scotch Bright, or rub it with citric acid, vinegar, or lemon juice, and then do your usual care. Also, do not leave it soaked in acidic substances such as ketchup or sauce for a long time, or leave it in contact with food. It is not as strong as stainless steel, so please handle it with care.

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Irregular opening days ; Please don’t hesitate to ask us before your visit.

info@nortajapan.com

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(81) 70-9017-1177

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