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Japanese tableware maker designing tableware we never get tired of,
Tableware with which we appreciate our meals to the fullest,
Tableware that makes us want to cook delicious meals every day.

ABOUT US

“MEALS ARE DELIGHTFUL”

Having a meal is not merely about eating.

Planning the menu & choosing the ingredients.
Cooking & seasoning the food to your liking.
Choosing the tableware & plating the food.
Eating with friends and family, or alone.
Washing your treasured dishes.

Having a delightful meal is about enjoying it all,
About enjoying these moments of happiness.

THE BEGINNINGS


Founded in 1950, Marumitsu Poterie started as a local ceramic wholesaler. The idea of creating originally designed products came in 1985.

Kenji Kato was visiting a Gifu’s potter when he saw “café au lait” bowls intended for exports to Europe and was told:

“The French begin their day drinking ‘café au lait’ served in a bowl, dunking their baguette or croissants into it.”

At that time this kind of drinking culture wasn’t spreading yet in Japan and it left him fascinated and wanting to try this famous “café au lait with baguette”.

He realized.
“There is this kind of tableware which makes you want to eat some specific food, and drink some specific beverages. We will make this kind of tableware.”

This was the starting point of our original brand Studio M’ and the concept “Meals are delightful”.

Function at the heart of design

to provide the user with the best experience when using our products. Our designers always create our tableware while having in mind how it will be used or what food would be best on it.

Diversity in the choice of material

to produce a large variety of tableware meeting different lifestyles. We use a variety of clay type (porcelain, stoneware, earthenware and open-fire resistant earthenware) associated with traditional and modern glazing techniques.

Local production

Made with the know-how of local potters our tableware combines functionality and a high level of quality with the “artisan touch”.

BRAND

Marumitsu Poterie produces two brands to meet the needs of every user: Studio M' and Sobokai.

Studio M' – Everyday simplicity and warmth

Conceived for a fun and daily use at home, Studio M brand includes everyday tableware items such as plate, mug, bowl, tea pot and so on. The various styles ranging from Japanese-like to Western-like all have a common feature: a lovely, thoughtful and warm design.

Sobokai - Style and functionality at its best

Sobokai brand originated to meet the needs of the restaurant and hospitality industry seeking out-of-ordinary and durable tableware best showcasing food. It includes white porcelain with original shapes as well as traditional modern Japanese pieces or vintage-inspired plates.

MARUMITSU POTERIE’S STORES

Discover our tableware and other products at our shops located in Tokyo,
Nagoya or Seto. Each one of them has its own unique concept and atmosphere. Find there,
exclusive products, enjoy a meal or a coffee in a nice and
cozy atmosphere or learn something new in one of our cooking classes.

ONLINE STORE
MEALS ARE DELIGHTFUL
TOKYO JAPAN

Our Tokyo flagship store, named after our concept “Meals are delightful”, is the latest born in the family. Located in the neighborhood of Tomigaya, a calm and intimate part of Shibuya, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a nice break when visiting the city. This three-story building is divided into three different spaces.

1-17-5 tomigaya shibuya tokyo japan zip:1510063

1F DISHES

Phone 03-5465-1771
e-mail dishes@marumitsu.jp

2F MEALS

Phone 03-5465-1772
e-mail meals@marumitsu.jp

3F TOMMY LABO.

Phone 03-5465-1773
e-mail tommy_labo@marumitsu.jp

SOBOKAI DEPOT
AICHI JAPAN

depot 2 45 sobokai seto aichi japan zip:4890825

MACARONI CAFE&BAKERY

Phone 0561-88-1211
e-mail macaroni@marumitsu.jp

SORAMAME TABLE&LIFE

Phone 0561-88-1311
e-mail soramame@marumitsu.jp

SOBOKAI COOKING SCHOOL

Phone 0561-88-1411
e-mail cooking_school@marumitsu.jp

COUVERT A LA MAISON/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-0556
e-mail couvert@marumitsu.jp

BOBINE/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-1238
e-mail bobine@marumitsu.jp

PECORI/aichi

2-285-1 fujimori meito nagoya aichi japan zip:4650026
Phone 052-777-0678
e-mail pecori@marumitsu.jp

SONO/aichi

2-39 sanmoncho chikusa nagoya aichi japan zip:4640064
Phone 052-757-5667
e-mail sono@marumitsu.jp

WHOLESALE & TRADE

We also ship internationally and help a wide range of professionals to supply beautiful and unique tableware for their activity.
If you are a retailer, a design professional, a restaurateur, a hotelier and so on. If you think you can use our tableware for
your professional activity, please fill out the following form email us at export@marumitsu.jp

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