The Japanese in general are fascinated by the Western world, and in turn we are attracted by Japanese culture, its obsession with perfection and because as anyone else they give importance to small moments of everyday life, overlooked by many in the West. This dedication to making everything around us more beautiful and also due to lack of space in urban domestic spaces in Japan, the design of this fascinating country has taken a very unique personality, of great simplicity, highly concentrated and of great substance. Kumu, in Tokyo, is one of the stores where you can find one of the finest selections of Japanese products. Founded by Noriko Konuma, with the help of his friend designer Masanori Oji, a space built by her grandfather more than sixty years ago, the store let the objects shine by itself through its great simplicity. Being the perfect stage for the many creations by Oji - we love handles, light switches and other objects in metal from Futagami - for beautiful trays and boxes in wood, Japanese ceramics, bags in canvas, traditional brooms and even mobiles by Annette Bourquin, a German based in Lisbon.