- 1 Handmade Crafts & Yummy Food in a Cute Cafe/Gallery Space on the 7th Floor of Tokyu Hands Shibuya
- 2 Hands Gallery on the 7th Floor
- 3 Hint7 Workshops & Science Area too!
- 4 Tokyu Hands Shibuya – The Store Guide
- 5 The Inside Scoop
- 6 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 7 Instagram: Family Travel Ideas with Roam the Gnome
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Handmade Crafts & Yummy Food in a Cute Cafe/Gallery Space on the 7th Floor of Tokyu Hands Shibuya
Japan, more than any other country we’ve been to, has been embracing hand-made goods forever. As a culture, Japanese people are known to revere quality and durability, presentation and aesthetics, and the abilities of the human hand to create beautiful things. Spending time in Japan with a family as a 15 year old, and again as a 19 year old, and observing the care and time taken with everything from lunch box presentation to sewing a tiny character doll to decorating a linen sunglasses case with perfectly symmetrical embroidery, played and continues to play a part in our lives. “Everything has a place, and a place for everything” and “Truth, beauty, goodness” are our two favourite sayings.
In recent years, handcrafts have boomed in popularity across the world, and in Japan, just like elsewhere, women (and men) are returning to the simple crafts and hobbies that their grandmothers (and grandfathers) held dear. Even more exciting though, is to see giant corporations and department stores harnessing this maker energy and acknowledging it by providing creative spaces for makers to sell their goods.
At Tokyu Hands Shibuya branch, they now have a Cafe with a Gallery attached that provides a space for professional and amateur creators and makers to display and market their goods for a limited time.
Customers to the store can eat a wholesome meal from the self-service café, , and grab a gift or a trinket for themselves on the way out. It’s a dream scenario for our craft-loving hearts. (Mine and Roam the Gnome’s, not the boys!)
Hands Gallery on the 7th Floor
Hint7 Workshops & Science Area too!
The best bit for craft and science lovers amongst us is that we can join in too! At HINT7 on the 7th floor of Tokyu Hands Shibuya, there is a Science Space for displays of succulent plants and science supplies, and workshops of all kinds. It’s a fully-equipped place to play with and gather creative ideas and try new things. Ask instore about their workshop schedule. Workshops are in Japanese but most crafty people will be able to get the gist and follow along using gestures and sign-language!
Tokyu Hands Shibuya – The Store Guide
Of course, you can’t visit the Hands Gallery Market without checking out all the goods on offer. Work your way down by the stairs so you don’t miss a thing! Take a peek.
An endless supply of MT WASHI TAPE!
The Inside Scoop
Opening Hours & Entry Fees
- Phone: (+81)03-5489-5111(auto responder)
- Tokyu Hands Shibuya Website
- 7 minutes on foot from Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station
Location and Map
- Address: 12-18 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
We love Tokyu Hands Shibuya because who doesn’t love it when a shop supports HANDMADE and hand-makers? 10 Toadstools to the Management for this venture.
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