Hello. It is the four seasons (shikioriori).
Based on the concept of "enjoying the changing seasons", this online store was launched by a couple with the desire to deliver pottery, porcelain, and household items from Japan and other countries.
We lived abroad for a long time, and whenever we found time, we would go abroad, mainly to Asia, and just go out to eat and visit general stores.
I saw and touched the tableware and miscellaneous goods with designs that are unique to that country, and felt that the motifs that I rarely see in Japan are rich in individuality.
On the other hand, I have had many opportunities to visit various parts of Japan, and not only the high quality of each piece carefully made, but also the splendor of folk crafts that continue to preserve tradition, and the wabi-sabi and kawaii that express the aesthetics unique to Japan. I came to feel again that the richness of culture including such things is amazing.
One of the reasons why we started the store was that we wanted to let everyone know about and deliver such wonderful things.
As much as possible, I meet potters and artists, visit places where they are making things, and ask them what they think of their work. This is still our important style even after we started the shop.
Because it is an online shop that does not have a physical store, we make it easy to understand and simple so that you can take your time looking at our products at home or while traveling. The photos are not over-edited, and we take the time to make corrections carefully so that the colors and textures are close to the real thing. In addition, we are trying to create a warm shop where you can feel the warmth, where you can feel the warmth of the creators and the stories of their works, which is difficult to convey if you do not have time to meet face-to-face .
Things you use every day, things you pick up, and things you see in your daily life. When I see it, I think that living surrounded by "I love you" and "favorites" will naturally make you smile and make you feel calmer.
I hope that I can help people find their favorites and favorites and gradually increase the small happiness in their daily lives.
Sekine, the owner
A shop selling utensils and household items to enjoy the seasons