the heart of japan in coupeville

the heart of japan in coupeville


Today I visited Jan McGregor Studios on Whitbey Island. Brimming with Japanese treasures, the store specializes in tansu (wooden cabinets, boxes and chests), ceramics, kimonos and more.

Chatting with Jan, I learned that she lived in Kyoto for two years, studying ceramics under Kihei Koyama. She is an impeccable artist who works with porcelain clay.

These days Jan visits Japan and imports hand-picked antiquities and her own line of washi-covered wooden boxes.

One Response to “the heart of japan in coupeville”

  1. Amy Katoh says:

    Hi Patricia

    Just wanted you to know that we are finally up and running on blogspot at
    blueandwhitetokyo.com
    Always think of your encouragement with thanks!
    Hope all is stitching along merrily.
    best blue to you
    blue&white amy

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