to Dec 31

Bows & Arrows featured on Intramuros Paris Design Guide 2018

Bows & Arrows has been featured on Intramuros Design Guide 2018.

"Bows & Arrows opens a new store in the 3rd district gathering the best of the Japanese's lifestyle with contemporary spirit. With home-made products from brand such as Porter Yoshida and Co, Suve, Time & Style, ...
All the articles are exclusively Made-in-Japan, made by qualified craftmen and masters of art. A constantly evolving place, every thursday the store redesign itself and presents its new products."

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Bows & Arrows featured on "La Lettre d'Ines" (139) - Ines de la Fressange newsletter

Bows & Arrows has been featured on Ines de la Fressange newsletter of January 25th.

Since years, I’m going to Japan and each time, I’m bring back a lot of things. Sadly, I always asked myself why there is no such place in France. But, this week, I finally found THE shop of the year, which will become my favorite spot.
— Ines de la Fressange

Between perfect Japanese translations, she explained how she has been in love with Azmaya copper kettle (available here), Azmaya inban small plates (available here), Uno Hake and Edoya brushes (available here) and our selection of cute gadgets and goodies, from stationary, to kitchen tools, cosmetic & beauty, etc.
The newsletter is available here. You can subscribe to Ines de la Fressange weekly newsletter here.

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11:30 AM11:30

Happy New Year from Bows & Arrows

In the name of Bows & Arrows team, we wish you a Happy New Year, full of discoveries. We would like to thank our customers for this great year shared together and hope to continue sharing our value regarding Japanese contemporary craft and products.

New year means resolutions we would like to see accomplished. You already know our Daruma selection made by Daimonya, a company which has 2 century of creation. Today, we would like to introduce you to Kanuma Woodwork Projects, a serie of "Engimono", lucky-charms in the shape of antique gods mask and pins. Each god has its theme: love, luck in business, match-making, ... Cherish them with you, as head piece, accessory, home decoration and be sure to see your wish come true.

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to Dec 31

Bows & Arrows featured on Air France Magazine (248)

Bows & Arrows has been featured on Air France Magazine (December 2017)

Brushes to stroke, sponges to cuddle: take a sensual journey through a selection of Japanese brand celebrating purity and craft skills. Take a closer look at the benefits of Binchotan charcoal and the marvels of a delicate porcelain bowl. When the art of living puts Zen into design.
— http://magazines.airfrance.com
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to Jan 31

Bows & Arrows featured on Ideat (130)

Bows & Arrows has been featured on Ideat (December 2017 - January 2018) as part of our Paris "Haut Marais" district.

The best of Japan: tableware, knives, glasses, stationary, optical, Porter bags, Ubu brushes... A high-end selection of products, each responding to a handcraft savoir-faire, made by hands in the purest Japanese tradition.
— Ideat (130)
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to Dec 22

Bows & Arrows x Isetan The Japan Store Christmas Pop Up Store

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We're glad to invite you to discover Japanese handcrafted products at our Isetan Mitsukoshi The Japan Store x Bows & Arrows pop-up store, located inside Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris.

Stationary, lifestyle, tableware, handcrafted & design product, cutlery are among the different universes we offer during this pop-up. An ideal moment and place, perfect to discover Japanese culture and finalizing your Christmas shopping. Make (yourself) unusual gifts to surprise more than one.

from November 28th to December 22th

The Japan-Store - Institut de la Culture du Japon à Paris
101 Bis, Quai Branly 75015 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday, 12AM to 8PM
Vernissage Tuesday 5th of December from 6pm

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to Dec 24

Preparing your Christmas shopping

Bows & Arrows is the perfect place to find unusual gifts with a nice design and great story that will surely be a success behind any Christmas tree.
More than nine brands have been included to our collections since this Fall season:


Absorb up to 150ml with Suuu sponges !
The name “Suuu” comes from the Japanese verb“Suu” (吸う )- “to absorb” - the additional “u” indicates the enhanced absorbing powers of the sponges.
A powerful and cute friend to your daily tasks.


Shigeta is a line of cosmetic products made by Chico Shigeta and produced in her own laboratory based in Paris. 100% natural formulas and a high concentration of raw organic ingredients.



Beautiful clear resin sculpture empowering a fragile dandelion. MoMa's shop permanent best-seller, dive into a meditative journey through its contemplation.
Each dandelion is carefully selected then molded inside liquid resin. Comes with a certificate.


Discover a traditional Japanese "school project", dishclothes made of seven layers of rayon textile used as anti-mosquitos that very convenient as wiping tables, sink and any plain surfaces. One is infused with binchotan charcoal which has an anti-bacterial effect.
The more you wash and use them, the softer they become.


We are very pleased to welcome Edoya as a permanent brand in the store.
The company is having its third century anniversary next year, in 2018, through more than 10 generations. Edoya founder learned brush making in Kyoto before installing his workshop-shop in Nihonbashi district of Tokyo.
Shoes brushes, clothes brushes, tooth brushes, painting brushes, cleaning brushes, hair brushes, ...
Using only natural hair from goat, horse, pig and bear with a very traditional stitching technique, you will certainly fall in love with one of them.


Beauty Care is a line of beauty accessories especially created for men, founded by blade-master group Kai. Using forgery history of sword making, samouraï's katana, Kai developed a high-end line of accessories made of stainless steal with a modern touch. Strong and highly durable, be sure to be able to use those products for couple years.


The core of the KOSHO embroidery is the creation of the design from the inspirational, Japanese historical patterns, and apply them onto the dedicated mold. Here we introduce the "mold" as the foundation of embroidery.
The embroidery used for Souvenir Jacket requires certain advanced technology.  A special sewing machine called "side swing sewing machine" is required for the completion of the task, instead of general automatic sewing machines. By gradually adjusting the speed with the foot pedal and the swing width of the needle with the lever on the right knee, each skillfully craftsman is obliged to move the fabric with embroidery slowly by hand. The influence of each embroidery work depends largely on craftsmen's skills and their senses on width of the embroidery, the needle foot, and the color of the embroidery thread.


Sola offers beautifully preserved plants, exquisitely in the form of a 4x4 cm acrylic cube. They can be arranged and combined in multiple patterns to inspire sensitivity and learning. Arrange your Sola cubes, observe them intently, and appreciate the wonder or botanical lives.
Every Sola cube is carefully handmade by an experienced Japanese craftsman, and each one takes considerable time and effort to complete. Outstanding craftsmanship is required to ensure that this small transparent cube, which measures only 4cm, holds a plant at its very center and that no air bubbles get inside.


Aomori Hiba is unique to Japan and considered one of the three major beautiful trees of Japan, along with Kiso hinoki cypress and Akita cedar. As it grows slowly by weathering the northern severe snowstorm with a high resistance, Aomori Hiba has been used as building materials of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples since ancient times.
Cul-de-sac extract the natural hiba oil from the wood waste of over 250 year-old Aomori Hiba wood through water vapor distillation. There are more than 40 different kinds of ingredients in the essential oil extracted from the Aomori Hiba. Two ingredients, Hinokitiol and β-Dolabrin, have the strongest antibacterial effect. Trees with Hinokitiol and β-Dolabrin are rare in the world. In Japan, only the Aomori Hiba has these two ingredients.

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Kinto Coffee Accessories

Time slowly goes by with each drip of coffee.
The series 'Slow Coffee Style' was born to bring you the taste of coffee brewed by the pour-over method with the relaxed passage of time.


The stainless steel filter is durable and can be used repeatedly. As this filter leaves more coffee oil in the dripped cof-fee, you can enjoy rich aromatic coffee. It can be used with the heat-resistant glass carafe, porcelain brewer, or the plastic brewer.


The Filter:

Place the stainless steel filter on the carafe and put medium ground coffee into the filter. Then drip the coffee by pouring hot water slowly. Coffee dripped through a stainless steel filter retains more coffee oil, which brings you the rich aroma of coffee. The stainless steel filter is durable, and so can be used repeatedly. You can see the dripping process in the glass carafe and know the amount of dripped coffee when it reaches the dot on the server. After dripping, you can place the used stainless filter on the holder, which comes as a set. The holder can also be used as a measuring cup for coffee beans. All parts are stackable to save space.


The Kettle:

The gently curved narrow spout lets you adjust the pouring speed and volume of hot water. The lid won’t fall off when you tip the kettle as it is connected to the body. The kettle can be heated on the direct fire as it is made of stainless steel.


The Tray:

A pressed plywood tray with a non-slip coating on the surface. The wide lips on the ends of the tray provide an easy stable grip, while the narrow width lets you use it as a placemat.

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to May 4

Exhibition - Ten & Tsukamoto: unique Japanese craft man techniques for your home

We're happy to invite you to the exhibition of two new brands showcasing their collections for the first time outside of Japan.

Ten - a collection of homeware decoration made from hunted textiles such as pure indigo textiles, with some of them having a century old history. Each product is unique as it has been perfectly captured from different textiles sources: kimono, farmer clothes, furniture textiles, ...

Tsukamoto - a collection of tableware made in Mashiko, 2 hours North of Tokyo, with 150 years stories of pottery making, following the Mingei movement (art & craft). Its local soil used on their product is the key of its famous property, seen nowhere else.

Both lines are using unique techniques used for centuries in Japan with a modern twist that will softly enhance your home.

Ten & Tsukamoto exhibiton
from April 20th to 4th of May
@ Bows & Arrows
17, Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth 75003 Paris
Open on tuesday from 1pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 7:30pm
Contact: info@bows-and-arrows.net

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to Feb 28

Valentine's Day

We are happy to introduce to you four new Japanese Beauty Brands, traditional to high-tech, with promising functionality and enticing packaging design. Perfect as a Valentine's Day gift in any price range: 

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