So, I think I talked or showed enough of my handmade stuff in the last posts. So let’s talk about Hamburg. The first shop I would like to talk about is the beautiful Japanese shop called Akiko – “Ein Stück Japan” in the Hamburg Neustadt. Hamburg has so many design and decoration treasures to offer and so the Neustadt – it is not going to be the last post about this part of the city.
Akiko opened her shop in the Wexstraße 39 about eight years ago.
She sells fabric with traditional japanese pattern
as well as decoration items such as boxes, or tableware
She also offers some handcrafted accessories and clothes produced with japanese fabric in her workshop.
Akiko has arranged her shop in a very tasteful and poetic way – with origami cranes dancing on branches but still respecting the traditional japanese sense of simplicity and harmony.
If you are a crafter and want to learn the art of origami (the traditional Japanese art of paper folding) you can join a workshop. The workshops take place in the shop, and Akiko teaches herself.
Of course the fabric and the papers can be bought online, but it would be such a shame to miss a visit to this fabulous shop.
Ein Stück Japan
Monday : closed
Tu. – Fr. : 11:00 – 19:00
Sat. : 11:00 – 15:00