WANOYA’s identity and mission are expressed in our name, which means ‘the WA shop’. In Japanese, ‘WA’ ( 和 ) communicates the essence of Japanese culture, encompassing harmony, peace and balance. In fact, it is the oldest recorded name for Japan itself.
Our mission at WANOYA is to spread WA to the world through carefully selected, authentic Japanese design products that reflect the values of WA.
About our products
Like Japanese culture in general, Japanese artisan craftsmanship is deeply rooted in respect for nature and devotion to harmonious simplicity and lasting value.
Our premium-quality products are all hand-crafted in Japan, mostly at workshops and studios that have been in the family for generations. We know many of the craftsmen personally, and we take care to learn how each craftsman understands his or her product and its relationship to WA.
This approach is your guarantee that all WANOYA products embody the quality and authenticity you look for in premium artisan design from Japan.