30 Jun '14, 1pm

Check out Komagoma, an online store offering a quaint selection of Japanese crafts

Check out Komagoma, an online store offering a quaint selection of Japanese crafts

After a trip to Tokyo inspired their love for the delicate, individually handcrafted goods they discovered in Japan, 24-year-olds Elizabeth Tan and Glen Podiono founded Komagoma, an online boutique that brings the work of up-andcoming Japanese designers to Singaporean consumers. ‘The Japanese are very supportive of local craftsmen and choose to buy products made by local designers,’ they explain. ‘Because we are able to converse in Japanese, we discovered what inspired them to pursue design and craftsmanship as a career. We realised many of our friends who had been to Japan but did not speak the language would not have found out about these stories or the meaning behind the products, so we really wanted to share these with them.’ Named after an idiom in Japanese that means ‘paying attention to details’, Komagoma’s website launched in late May; though they mainly operate on...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/shopping/feature/komagoma

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