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Japanese tableware maker designing tableware you’ll never get tired of.
Tableware to make every meal delightful.
Tableware which inspires cooking delicious meals everyday.

ABOUT US

“MEALS ARE DELIGHTFUL”

Having a meal is not merely about eating.

Planning the menu & choosing the ingredients.
Cooking & seasoning the food to your liking.
Choosing the tableware & plating the food.
Eating with friends and family, or alone.
Washing your treasured dishes.

Having a delightful meal is about enjoying it all,
About enjoying these moments of happiness.

THE BEGINNINGS


Founded in 1950, Marumitsu Poterie started as a local ceramic wholesaler. The idea of creating originally designed products came in 1985.

Kenji Kato was visiting a Gifu’s potter when he saw “café au lait” bowls intended for exports to Europe and was told:

“The French begin their day drinking ‘café au lait’ served in a bowl, dunking their baguette or croissants into it.”

At that time this kind of drinking culture wasn’t spreading yet in Japan and it left him fascinated and wanting to try this famous “café au lait with baguette”.

He realized.
“There is this kind of tableware which makes you want to eat some specific food, and drink some specific beverages. We will make this kind of tableware.”

This was the starting point of our original brand Studio M’ and the concept “Meals are delightful”.

Function at the heart of design

to provide the user with the best experience when using our products. Our designers always create our tableware with how it will be used or with perfect food arrangement for each item in mind.

Diversity in the choice of material

to produce a variety of tableware to meet the needs of various lifestyles. We use various types of clay (porcelain, stoneware, earthenware and open-fire resistant earthenware) combined with traditional and modern glazing techniques.

Local production

Made with the know-how of local potters our tableware combines functionality and a high level of quality with the “artisan touch”.

BRAND

Marumitsu Poterie produces two brands to meet the needs of every user: Studio M' and Sobokai.

Studio M' – Everyday simplicity and warmth

Made for home use, STUDIO M’ brand offers fun and simple design tableware. Daily use items with various styles - from traditional Japanese to modern and western taste. Every item is designed with a common feature of lovely, rustic warmth.

Click here to see Studio M’ interactive catalog

Sobokai - Style and functionality at its best

Sobokai brand originated to meet the needs of the restaurant and hospitality industry seeking out-of-ordinary and durable tableware best showcasing food. It includes white porcelain with original shapes as well as traditional modern Japanese pieces or vintage-inspired plates.

Click here to see Sobokai interactive catalog

MARUMITSU POTERIE’S STORES

Discover our tableware and other products at our shops located in Tokyo,
Nagoya or Seto. Each with its unique concept and atmosphere.
Find exclusive products, enjoy a meal or a delicious cup of coffee
in cozy atmosphere or participate in our cooking classes.

ONLINE STORE
MEALS ARE DELIGHTFUL
TOKYO JAPAN

Our Tokyo flagship store, named after our concept “Meals are delightful”, is the latest born in the family. Located in the neighborhood of Tomigaya, a calm and intimate part of Shibuya, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a nice break when visiting the city. This three-story building is divided into three different spaces.

1-17-5 tomigaya shibuya tokyo japan zip:1510063

1F DISHES

Phone 03-5465-1771
e-mail dishes@marumitsu.jp

2F MEALS

Phone 03-5465-1772
e-mail meals@marumitsu.jp

3F TOMMY LABO.

Phone 03-5465-1773
e-mail tommy_labo@marumitsu.jp

SOBOKAI DEPOT
AICHI JAPAN

depot 2 45 sobokai seto aichi japan zip:4890825

SOBOKAI SHOKUDO

Phone 0561-88-1211
e-mail sob_shokudo@marumitsu.jp

SOBOKAI SHOKKITEN

Phone 0561-88-1311
e-mail sob_shokkiten@marumitsu.jp

SOBOKAI COOKING SCHOOL

Phone 0561-88-1411
e-mail cooking_school@marumitsu.jp

COUVERT A LA MAISON/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-0556
e-mail couvert@marumitsu.jp

BOBINE/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-1238
e-mail bobine@marumitsu.jp

PECORI/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-0678
e-mail pecori@marumitsu.jp

SONO/aichi

2-39 sanmoncho chikusa nagoya aichi japan zip:4640064
Phone 052-757-5667
e-mail sono@marumitsu.jp

STOCKISTS

Please note that all products may not be available.

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With the copy products dispersing on the market, we have created official MARUMITSU POTERIE logos to protect our customers from such frauds.
Shops with these logos are our authorized dealers of MARUMITSU POTERIE.
Shop owners who wish to use our official logos, please contact us at following address; export@marumitsu.jp
We will check the qualifications and contact you.
※MARUMITSU logos are to be used by authorized BUYER only. Logos are valid for 1year and will be renewed every year. BUYER must update the logos upon renewal.

WHOLESALE & TRADE

We ship internationally.
We will be delighted to do business with wide range of professionals to supply our beautiful and unique tableware.
Retail business owners, a restauranteur and hoteliers interested in using our products, please fill out the following form or email us at export@marumitsu.jp to obtain international trade conditions and wholesale pricing.

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