First Kamaasa Shoten POP UP STORE to be held at Isetan Shinjuku! "Living Together: A Week to Choose the Best Tools for a Lifetime"

伊勢丹新宿店にて初の釜浅商店POP UP STORE開催! “共に生きる~一生ものの良理道具を選ぶ一週間~

Kamaasa Shoten, a cooking utensil store in Kappabashi, Tokyo, founded in 1908 (Taito-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Daisuke Kumazawa), will be holding a pop-up store entitled "Living Together: A Week to Choose a Lifetime of Quality Cooking Tools" at the Stage #5 in Center Park on the 5th floor of the main building of Isetan Shinjuku from Wednesday, April 3rd to Tuesday, April 9th, 2024. This will be the first pop-up event in the Shinjuku area.

Based on the concept of "A week to choose a 'quality tool' that will last a lifetime," the event will feature original products from Kamaasa Shoten, such as knives and iron frying pans, carefully crafted by skilled artisans from all over Japan, which will grow into tools that will last a lifetime with continued use and care.

The staff at Kamaasa Shoten will be happy to give you advice on how to choose tools and tips for daily maintenance.

During the event, there will also be events on the same floor where you can experience cooking utensils, such as a "live cooking with meal", "an authentic magewappa lunch box making workshop", and "a demonstration of making the original product 'Kamaasa Chinese Steamer'".

Why not come and experience the atmosphere of Kappabashi in Shinjuku and find a tool that will last you a lifetime?

*The first 10 customers each day who spend 10,000 yen or more (tax included) will receive an original tote bag.

*We will be offering a name engraving service for purchased knives for four days on April 4th (Thurs), 5th (Fri), 6th (Sat), and 7th (Sun). (10:00-19:30 each day)


🔳Dates: April 3 (Wed) - April 9 (Tue), 2024

🔳Venue: Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 5th Floor Center Park The Stage #5

Address: 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 Business hours: 10:00 - 20:00 (Closed on the same days as Isetan Shinjuku)


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◼︎April 3rd (Wed), 5th (Fri), and 8th (Mon) will feature a three-day "Live Cooking with Meals" event hosted by chef Maiko Shindo.

We will be welcoming chef Maiko Shindo to host live cooking sessions over three days.

We will hold one "Steamer Session" each day, where participants will use Kamaasa Shoten's original Chinese steamer to make a "One Steamer Rice" instead of a one-plate meal, and one "Iron Frying Pan Session" where participants will grill "grilled beef" using Kamaasa's hammered iron frying pan.

We will also show you how to use and care for the tools during the live cooking session.

You can also enjoy fermented dishes prepared by Mr. Shindo, who has a deep knowledge of fermented foods. If you want to try using a steamer or iron frying pan but are worried about cleaning, please join us on this occasion.

Live Cooking Details : Dates: Wednesday, April 3, Friday, April 5, Monday, April 8, 2024

・Time: ①11:30-13:00 ②18:00-19:30

・Price: 5,500 yen (tax included)

🔳 3rd (Wed) & 8th (Mon) ① Steamer session / ② Iron frying pan session

🔳 5th (Fri) ① Iron frying pan session / ② Steamer session

・Number of participants: Up to 6 people per session

Location: Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 5th floor Kitchen Dining/Kitchen Studio

How to apply: Please send an email to after April 1st.

Maiko Shindo (Fermentation researcher/Cook)

Born in Tokyo. Lived in a Zen temple in Kyoto for a year. Afterwards, obtained a diploma from the Ritz Escoffier in France. Has a deep knowledge of fermented foods and is active in many areas including recipe and product development. Her books include "Let's become a fermented beauty" (Takarajimasha), "Fermented snacks for a healthy body" (MdN), "My first sourdough bread" (Bunka Publishing Bureau), "Fermented snacks" and "Making your first miso easily and deliciously with a plastic bag" (Rittosha), and will release a new book "Made-in fermented vegetable meals" (Shufunotomo) on March 29th.

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◼︎On Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, we will be holding an "Authentic Magewappa Lunch Box Making Workshop" and a "Kamaasa Chinese Steamer Making Demonstration."

This is a workshop where you can make authentic magewappa lunch boxes, led by Takayasu Shimizu, the representative of Magemono Kobo Shimizu (Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture), who makes Kamaasa Shoten's original Chinese steamers. In addition, a production demonstration of "Kamaasa's Chinese steamer" will be held in the sales area from 15:00 to 17:00 on the same day. You can actually see how magemono are made.

Workshop details and dates: Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 2024

・Time: 11:00-13:00 ・Price: 15,400 yen (tax included)

・Number of participants: Up to 6 people per session on a first-come, first-served basis

Location: Isetan Shinjuku Main Building 5th floor Kitchen Dining/Kitchen Studio

How to apply: Please send an email to after April 1st.

Mr. Takayasu Shimizu (Representative of Magemono Workshop Shimizu)

After graduating from university, he worked at a local credit union for 10 years. After that, he faced the reality that the number of craftsmen engaged in manufacturing was decreasing across the board, and with the desire to help, he enrolled in the Gifu Prefectural Academy of Forest Culture. During his time at the academy, he encountered bentwood and decided to become a bentwood craftsman. In September 2021, he founded "Magemono Kobo Shimizu", which continues to this day.

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