Out of Office October 19 2017


We're going to be out of the office, traveling in Japan from October 23 - November 5, 2017. We won't be able to fulfill orders but our shop will remain open and all pending orders will ship out the week of November 5th.

Thanks so much! Hope everyone is having a great Autumn.

Out of Office August 15 2017


We're going to be on vacation for 2 weeks from August 17 - 31, and we'll be unable to fulfill orders. But our shop will remain open and all orders will promptly ship upon our return.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

- spoon & tamago

(image: "River Fireworks" by Kotozuka Eiichi)

Out of Office July 06 2017

Greetings! We're going to be traveling Japan for 2 weeks sourcing wonderful new products for the shop. We're going to be out of the office from July 7 - July 20 but we'll continue to take your orders and will promptly ship them when we return on July 21.

Hope you're having a great summer!

team spoon & tamago

Keeping Cool in the Summer June 26 2017

Summer is upon us! And that means warm days and nights. But there are ways to keep cool besides escaping into air conditioned rooms. New in the shop is the Komorebi Uchiwa, a wonderful collaboration between nature and craftsmanship.

The North-American Debut of Kengo Kuma's Tsumiki March 31 2017

The North-American debut of Kengo Kuma's Tsumiki stacking blocks was held earlier this month in New York.

NY-based artists Aranda \ lasch, Sonia Rentsch and Nanse Kawashima presented their own creative sculptures using the wooden stacking blocks. You can read more about the exhibition here.

Paper Mobiles February 02 2017

Meet the latest edition to our mobile collection: a gorgeous paper chandelier in black that gives off an air of whimsical luxury. Other works by mobile artist Iroken are also back like Bon Voyage and Little Red Riding Hood.

2017 January 01 2017

Happy New Year! A quick administrative note: as of January 1 we implemented a slight price increase equally across our entire product lineup to offset an increase in shipping and other costs of doing business. We believe this is a very reasonable increase and will help us to continue to expand and bring new Japanese products that we love to the global marketplace. Thanks for your support and best wishes to all in 2017

Holiday Hours December 27 2016

We'll be closed from December 26 - January 2, 2016. You can, of course, continue to place orders, which will begin shipping out the first week of January.

Happy Holidays!

from team spoon & tamago

(Header Image: “Tokyo (Santa in the Snow)” by Hasui Kawase, 1950.)

Our most popular products of 2016 December 23 2016

Head over to our main blog where we review our 5 most popular products of 2016. Thanks for a great year and Happy Holidays to all!

Out of office November 01 2016

We're going to be out of the office on a quick business trip to Japan. We'll be be back November 14th. You can continue to shop our store and our little paws will be busy shipping orders that week as soon as we get back.


team spoon & tamago


100 Views of Tokyo October 28 2016

After writing about his 3-year long project to illustrate 100 views of Tokyo, we've partnered with Shinji Tsuchimochi to bring his new book to Western audiences.

Written in English and Japanese, the 132-page book features all 100 views of Tokyo, 5 of Osaka and 3 original walking guides that will help you explore Tokyo.

Out of Office (Sept. 26 - 30) September 22 2016

It feels like we just came back, but we're making a quick business trip over to Japan next week and will be out of the office from September 26 - 30.

We'll continue to accept online orders and everything will ship out as soon as we're back the week of October 3. Thanks!

Back In Stock September 22 2016

With Fall right around the corner, we've restocked our popular ghoulish Japanese skull sugars. We're not sure why, but for some reason these are really popular this time of year ;)

Also, in case you needed something to sip with those sweets, we've restocked our wooden coffee filter holders. The craftsman, Nakaya-san, makes these only once a year so once they're gone you'll have to wait till next year!

Out of Office August 11 2016

Hi there! We're going to be out of the office (ie: on vacation) from August 12 - September 1 with very limited access to internet.

Our shop will remain open and we'll be accepting orders during that time. Everything will ship out the first week of September as soon as we're back. Thanks for visiting and hope you are having a great summer!

all the best,

team spoon & tamago

Hanging Animal Furoshiki July 09 2016

These adorable hanging animals have just joined our shop! They'll happily hang from your arm and carry all your stuff for you.

Japanese Coffee Starter Set July 04 2016

Want to get serious about your coffee? Our popular coffee tools are now available as a set (and at a discounted price!)

Mizuhiki Rubber Bands May 23 2016


Looking for that small touch to make presents extra-special? Our Mizuhiki Rubber Bands are back in stock!

Out of office May 13 2016


We're going to be out of the office in Japan from May 14 - May 21m looking for amazing new things to bring to the shop. Unfortunately, no one will be around to fulfill orders but you can still place orders. They'll ship out as soon as we're back on Monday May 23. Thanks for stopping by!  


team spoon & tamago

Hanabunko flower vase back in stock! March 28 2016

hanabunko flower vase

After being out of stock since Christmas, the hanabunko flower vase is back!

Papa's Maze 1.0 + 2.0 Set March 20 2016

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Papa's Maze 2.0, we're offering both as a set for a limited time only! Get it now through March 27, 2016.

Introducing: cotte, a line of skincare products made from sake February 25 2016

The Hakkaisan Brewery, nestled deep in Niigata Prefecture, has harnessed their knowledge of fermentation and brewery to create Cotte, a unique brand of skincare products that are infused with the same carefully-selected ingredients that go into their world-renown sake.

After testing their products in Japan we fell in love with everything about the product: its quality, its packaging and its story. So we teamed up with the awesome people at Cotte because we thought you would like their products as much as we do!

For now we’re offering their shampoo & treatment set, an adorable traveler’s kit, mini hand creams and face masks. The best part: you don’t have to be 21 to use their products!

Coming Soon... February 09 2016

Here's a sneak peak of what's coming to our shop soon. So excited!

Coming soon to our shop. #shampoo #hakkaisan #sake #haircare

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Heart Day January 27 2016

Valentine's day is just around the corner! To help you out we've put together a few special gifts that we think your significant other will love. Check out the collection!

Our 1st sale ever #cybermonday November 30 2015

Shop our first sale ever! Cool Japanese stuff at over 50% off!

Upcoming Products October 20 2015

We're super-excited to be able to carry the Nameless Paints and Mizuhiki Rubber Bands. They'll be arriving in our store next month but you can preorder them today!

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay September 29 2015

As unapologetic lovers of the caffeinated beverage, our shop has a small, secret collection of coffee-related paraphernalia. Cheers to another great morning!


New Fall Colors September 17 2015

As we say goodbye to summer and welcome the crisp, cool Autumn air, we're introducing our own new colors! Say hello to the newly added birch Coffee Measure House and the blue Hanabunko Flower Vase

Summer Vacation August 12 2015

Greetings! We're taking a quick break from the Internet and jumping off the deep end but our store will remain open. We'll be out of the office from August 15 - September 1, 2015 so all orders placed between then will begin shipping out as soon as we get back. 

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

team spoon & tamago

New Products! June 15 2015

Haven't been back in a while? Come check out all the cool new products we've added in the last few weeks! Shop new products →

Out of the office June 04 2015

Hi there! Sorry we missed you. We're out of the office this week on a business trip to Japan researching all sorts of cool new products to bring you. 

But don't worry. You can still place orders because, internet. We'll process and ship everything as soon as we get back on June 15, 2015.

Waving from Japan,
team spoon & tamago 

Out of the office March 27 2015

Next week (March 30 - April 3) we're going to be in Tokyo sourcing all sorts of cool new stuff for the shop. Unfortunately, that means no one is around the fulfill your order. But not to worry, we'll be back in a jiffy and all orders placed while we were away will ship out on Monday April 6. 

waving from Tokyo,
team spoon & tamago

The Studio Visits: an virtual gallery March 16 2015

spoon & tamago: studio visits exhibition

Earlier this month the Spoon & Tamago team celebrated the opening of The Studio Visits, a real-life exhibition that saw our Studio Visits web series come to life. Despite a blizzarding evening, hundreds of visitors braved the cold and snow to come see the show, which was held in conjunction with New City Art Fair. The 4-day show was a blast. Perhaps the best part was meeting many of you and talking to you about the artwork!

But we know there were many who couldn’t come. So we decided to extend the show as an online virtual gallery. Here you’ll be able to see all the artwork and it will also be available in our shop through April 10, 2015!

Introducing: Spoon & Tamago Kids January 23 2015

We're please to announce Spoon & Tamago Kids: a new line of chic kids clothes designed and hand-made by our in-house team!

Most items were created under the spoon x chogre label, our sister brand that was founded in 2012. Hope you like it!

Holiday Hours December 24 2014

Happy Holidays! We'll be closed from December 24 - January 2. All orders will ship out as soon as normal business hours resume on January 5th.

Looking for some reading? Check out our blogs top 10 posts of 2014!


We're Turning 1 November 20 2014

Happy Birthday to us! 1 year ago we launched our online shop and it's been many things: a blast, a ride, a learning experience and a success. And we've loved every moment of it. 

To thank you all for your support we’re giving away 2 sets of these adorable 3D Kids Gloves by artist Nobumasa Takahashi, who also designed the Wasanbon Sugar Skulls.

Read the official blog post to find out how to win.


We're back! October 26 2014

Boo! We're back (did we scare you?) and just in time for Halloween! Thank you for visiting us while we were away. We'll be shipping out all back orders beginning tomorrow 10/26 and hope to be caught up by mid-week. Drop us a line if you have any questions or concerns.