Masaomi Kashihara has opened Ambassador, a Tribeca store stocked exclusively with Japanese brands (49 Warren St.).
“This plate is by Tossdice. It’s made of glass and shaped to look like a fish. It’s also very affordable: The small version is only $18.”
“The brand Aloha Rug worked with a Japanese artist named Taxy to make these shirts ($177), which are painted with artists like Biggie and Beyoncé.”
“Asahi has been making slippers for Japanese schoolchildren since the late 1800s. Now it makes sneakers — like this white low-top pair ($225).”
“Juge makes fashion jewelry out of 18-karat gold and silver.
This pair of earrings ($200) is called Stardust — they’re long and dangly, with a pearl on one side.”
“Blanc Nature is our newest brand. It makes clothing — like this pleated blouse ($470) — that seems to work for women in their 30s as well as their 60s.”
*This article appears in the August 6, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!