Wa Space Christmas Gift Ideas
December 3, 2014
Art & Culture
Have you started to hear the ting, ting-ting-a-ling of sleigh bells a-ring-a-ling? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas or is jack frost nipping at your nose? Don’t despair you still have more than 12 days of Christmas to get your shopping done. Wa Space Gallery in Akasaka has got your seasonal gift giving covered. Featuring some of Japan’s most creative and innovative designer’s and artisans, these gifts from Wa Space are sure to appeal to even the fussiest family member, friend, colleague or lover.
Uniquely Japanese and beautifully crafted, they have been chosen with the season in mind. A wonderful gift or the perfect accessory for Christmas and New Year parties.
What better way to start the holidays than with a bottle of bubbles chilled to perfection in the Arita wave cooler? Prefer something different to drink? Toast the season with the Haku whiskey glasses in jewel colours and etched crystal, perfect for the person who has everything.
Coasters made from Okinawan ceramic roof tiles provide a touch of Japanese élan to the proceedings.
The Momentum series of serving trays, coasters and tissue boxes (after all, Christmas is a very sentimental time) offer a stronger modern style
element for the minimalists in your life.
Set a festive mood with the warm glow of an Ichi-go lamp or better still, a group of them. These lovely lamps are also very easy to send to distant
friends and family. The same can be said of the Garaya mountain byobu screen. Made from hand made dyed linen, it is a mini masterpiece. Set on a desk or bench top it instantly invokes a sense of peace and harmony.
A great centerpiece for the Christmas table is the Nosaku Dahlia bowl which works equally well on it’s own or when filled with red and green fruit or bonbons. Other Nosaku decorative pieces such as the sumptuous set of gold bowls create a warm welcoming feeling for your interiors. Finish setting the table with funky Soudou flatware and you are ready to party!
Still need inspiration for that particular someone? Wa Space has the traditional as well as the contemporary. Perfect in almost every way are a
set of Japanese plates and bowls called Gato-chawan. Made from zelkova wood that has been turned to perfection, these are very much in the wabi sabi ethic of the gallery: an aesthetic gift that is sure to please.
Last but certainly not least, Wa Space’s Christmas List offers very functional, tactile and good looking ceramic coffee cups. Not only a great gift for everyone, it is also the gift that keeps on giving with every cup of coffee for the rest of the year.
There are many more ideas and gifts available in store at the Wa Space Gallery or online at www.the-wa-shop.com And though it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!
Address: 4-3-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open: Tue–Fri, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat, 1–6 p.m.; also by private appointment; closed on public holidays