About Us


“Utsuwa-no-yakata” (House of Pottery) was founded in Los Angeles by Shinji Nimura after coming to America in 1981.  Our mission has been to introduce beautiful Japanese tableware to the world.

The wide selection of our products is imported directly from Japan. The style ranges from traditional to contemporary,  decorative to practical. About Half of our products are handmade in small kilns in Japan. Each piece is a unique creation.

Our tableware is not only for Japanese cuisine but can be matched with any type of food regardless of gastronomic background.
We encourage our creative customers to have fun and explore new and unique ways of using our tableware.

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