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Everlasting charm. Osaka brands that look to the future.

The rich craftsmanship in Osaka may be a reflection of the city’s people’s expressive qualities. Many new brands based in Osaka have become popular nationwide. From the craft beer produced in the rich natural environment of Osaka’s suburbs to sophisticated interior items designed by a famous creative unit, we are pleased to introduce new hot brands creating beautiful items in Osaka.

Bringing the Color of Life through expressive glassware.

Glassware from the glass workshop Fresco in the Izumi area, the southern part of Osaka. Expressive glassware is created through an ancient glass-forming technique called “free-blowing” that doesn’t use a mold. Each piece is finished with colors inspired by nature. The creative glassware with beautiful coloring not only complements the food on them, but they become interior art objects that add color to a space.

RICORDO
Shibakawa Bldg. 201, 3-3-3 Fushimi-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6210-3959
Open: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
http://ricordo201.com
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Glasses as a fashion item designed to suit your daily wardrobe

BuddyOptical considers eyewear as a fashion item and develops products that go well with contemporary styles. The flagship store of the brand, which attracts attention not only in Osaka, but nationwide, in Kyomachibori.

Howse / BuddyOptical
1-13-24 2F, Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6147-8834
Open: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Closed: Sunday, Monday
http://www.buddyoptical.com
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A popular high-quality house-roasted specialty coffee.

With origins in a coffee shop established in 1959, the third-generation owner Takashi Nishikawa roasts selected high-quality specialty coffee. Raw beans selected from around the world are hand-picked to remove beans that cause odd tastes, and the delicious flavors are brought out. There are at least 40 kinds of coffee beans from light roast to dark roast. They can recommend a flavor according to your tastes.

SANWA COFFEE WORKS Tenma Ichiba Shop
5-2-1, Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6351-7887
Open: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed: No scheduled holidays
http://sanwacoffeeworks.com
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Add warmth to a space with ceramic works that feature a bird motif.

WALL BIRD (12,960 yen~) is created from the sessions between a craftworker couple, who run a small workshop in Osaka, BIRDS' WORDS. Wall pottery ornaments that render birds in an abstract design. To express the way birds fly freely in the sky, glaze is applied to the pottery to create a gradation of shades. There are 6 sizes. XXL size is only sold at the directly managed store.

BIRD'S WORDS
Kosho-kaikan 1F, 8-2-14 Tanimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6770-5776
Open: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday
http://birds-words.com
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A smooth craft beer Osaka boasts to the world.

Minoh beer has won gold medals at international competitions, including the World Beer Cup, the so-called “World Cup of Beer”, 8 times. The beer, produced in an environment that is famous for its waterfalls, red leaves in fall, and pure water, is smooth and you’ll never get tired of it, even if you drink it daily. Fresh draught beer is available at the directly managed pub.

Minoh Beer / WAREHOUSE
3-14-18, Makiochi, Mino, Osaka
TEL: 072-725-7234
Open: 10:00-21:00 (Pub is open from 11:00.)
Closed: Thursday
http://www.minoh-beer.jp
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Furniture created with a minimalist aesthetic, designed for everyday life.

The head shop of “graf”, a creative unit proposing goods for food, clothing and shelter based in Nakanoshima. All kinds of furniture are exhibited. A representative piece is 3/6 sofa (123,120 yen~). It has a simple structure with a separate backrest and seat, and it feels adequately firm when you sit on it. The light design is suitable for both Western style and Japanese style rooms. There are two seats and one seat type, and you can select your favorite from various fabrics.

graf studio
4-1-9, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6459-2100
Open: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed: Monday (open on national holidays, and closed on the next day)
http://www.graf-d3.com
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