KOBO features a carefully selected collection of art,
design and products. The community of artists, designers
and small businesses they work with are based locally
and also around the world.
Portland Japanese Garden was designed in 1963. It
encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden
styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House,
meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a
spectacular view of Mt. Hood.
Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for
the community to contemplate, appreciate, and
discuss visual culture and also is a space where
artists and audiences directly participate in the
exchange of ideas, illuminating and enriching their
joint experience of art, craft, and design.
In 1982, Fran Bigelow opened her first patisserie and
chocolate store in Seattle finding special satisfaction in
sharing the pure joy of chocolates with her customers.
Kinokuniya Chicago is located on the outskirts of the city within Mitsuwa Marketplace. Their store has built and fostered an environment that encourage people that love Japanese culture to return frequently as we offer many products that cater to their interests.
Yamada Heiando flagship store is located in the Daikanyama, Tokyo. They sell all heiando product and play a role in enlightening people on history and characteristic of urushi.
Yamada Heiando is running their company bar in Roppongi, Tokyo. It’s really popular for people who visit Tokyo. This bar shows a example of the collaboration of modern culture and traditional technique.