SATSUMAYA OKUTANI

Beauty、 Jewelry&watches、 Gifts、 Food products

Terminal 1 3F / Before security MAP

Operating hours
7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Telephone Number
072-456-6661
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Handling service
Complimentary amenities
KIX CARD perk: 5% discount from the purchase price

We offer a wide variety of Japanese souvenirs here! We have a huge selection of Japanese souvenirs, including waving cat figures, fans, Japanese dolls, accessories, Nambu ironware, pottery, school backpacks, thermos bottles, crafts, and more.
There’s nothing we don’t carry!
We hope you’ll come and visit us at our store in Kansai International Airport!

Kyo-Satsuma-yaki

Kyoto, which was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, has been the foundation for cultural traditions for a long time, offering crafts infused with a variety of traditions that have flourished here since ancient times. Among these, the Kyo ware tradition, which became popular during the Azuchi-Momoyama period and continues to this day, features refined designs and polished craftsmanship.
 The Awataguchi pottery kiln, located in Awataguchi in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto (which was also the final checkpoint along the old Tokaido Road), was opened even before the Kiyomizu or Gojo-zaka kilns. This kiln was located on the grounds of Shoren-in, one of many central areas in Kyoto culture of the time, and became a major player in the Kyo ware tradition since its inception. There were over 200 kilns in Awataguchi at the time. These potters followed after Edo period potter Ninsei Nonomura, known as a genius of Japanese pottery, and crafted flamboyant painted pottery using gold and silver. Their pottery was often made for the royal court and shogunate government.
 After Ninsei’s death, one of his disciples was invited by a Shimazu official of the Satsuma Domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture) to create a kiln at their castle. He then created pottery there following in Ninsei’s tradition. Because this pottery was also offered to the shogunate family as so-called oniwa ware, it is also known today as kenjo suemono (or “presented pottery”).
 Awata-yaki is colorfully painted in Ninsei’s style with Kinsai patterns on a pale white background, and was made each year to be used as rice bowls for the Tokugawa shogunate family. Awata-yaki pottery represents the praise of graceful elegance from that time, excelling in glazing, painting, and gold laying techniques with delicate marks along a single surface.
 During the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate as Japan was approaching the Meiji Restoration, a Shimazu official from the Satsuma Domain exhibited Ninsei-style oniwa wares at the Vienna World’s Fair (1873). The name Satsuma from Satsuma-yaki became known around the world.
 Exports abroad began during the Paris World’s Fair, and examples were exhibited at the many World’s Fairs held in Europe and America at that time, receiving great praise. It became known as a representative art form of Japan.
 Awata-yaki, exported in great numbers from the Meiji Period onwards, became known as Kyo-Satsuma-yaki, and is adored the world over.
Our store is the only kiln that has consistently made, exported, and sold Kyo-Satsuma-yaki and Awata-yaki in Kyoto since the Meiji Period. 24-karat gold dust is used, creating elaborate designs with paintings added by skillful artists. Many celebrities and guests of the state from various countries have adored this pottery for many years, and we continue to offer our pottery to the current Emperor, continuing the long tradition of making pottery for the royal courts and shogunate governments of the past.
We are the only store offering Kyo-Satsuma. We hope you will stop by and have a look.

Nambu Ironware, Iron Kettles, Teapots

Nambu ironware, made from nature and developed over the long history of Morioka (known as the little Kyoto of Tohoku), is a Japanese traditional craft designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade, and Industry in the Act concerning the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries. This history goes back 400 years, with the many daimyo of the Nambu Domain, who had a great knowledge of cultural things, protecting and supporting the craft, and it continues to this day. Today, cast metal items produced in Morioka and Mizusawa are known as Nambu Ironware. Simple and strong. Durable and long-lasting. This is how many people imagine Nambu ironware, but feeling the various patterns drawn on the ironware give a subtle sense of the thoughts and warmth of the craftsmen who created it. It also becomes more glossy the more it is used. The designs, which offer a Japanese aesthetic sense emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement, are highly praised in Asia, Europe, America, and all over the world.
The iron dioxide found in the iron of Nambu iron kettles and tea pots is dissolved into water when boiled, becoming an iron supplement for the drinker. Chlorine found in tap water is also removed, leading to an incredibly mellow taste. These products make foods and drinks, such as green tea, coffee, and black tea, more delicious.
●Add a mellow flavor to your undrinkable tap water
Tap water becomes wonderfully mellow when boiled in an iron kettle, as most of the chlorine is removed. These products make foods and drinks, such as green tea, coffee, and black tea, more delicious.
We have over 15 varieties of products at our store. Come by and find your favorite item.

Kyocera Ceramic Knife

Specialty ceramic blades are almost as hard as diamond with superior resistance to abrasions, offering a long-lasting sharp blade.
A sharp blades means you can easily cut soft sandwiches, whole tomatoes, meat, sushi rolls, and fish with a light touch.
Even hard-to-cut chicken skin is easily cut with a ceramic knife. In addition to being resistant against abrasion, acids and alkaline liquids do not damage the blade, allowing even lemons to be cut without worry!
You can also make baby food without worry, as the blade stays clean without rusting.
Ceramic knives also do not release metal ions (metallic taste), keeping the flavors of fresh foods intact.
These knives are great for chopping lettuce, as well as apples and onions which change color easily.
You can also use bleach or disinfect the knife in boiling water, and it can be placed in dishwashers and dryers, too.
We are the only store offering these products at Kansai Airport!
We have many sizes and product lines. Please come by and have a look!

Arita-yaki / Hasami-yaki

Arita-yaki is the name for porcelain made around Arita town in Saga Prefecture. It was first produced around 400 years ago, and is known as the first type of Japanese porcelain. It is a Japanese traditional craft as designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade, and Industry.
Arita-yaki features a distinctive smooth feel compared to other porcelain, and has been treasured by lords since ancient times for its light and thin design that still offers firmness and durability.
It also features an almost transparent white color. This characteristic white color was praised as “white gold” by European aristocrats in the past.
Locally-mined Izumiyama toseki and Amakusa toseki are used, and there is no need to combine with other ores, as these two are characteristically hard and fire beautifully. It is said that these two ores are the only ones in the world that can be used to make porcelain without having to add other ores.
Hasami-yaki, made near Arita, is widely used for rice bowls, tea cups, plates, and other tableware, and is enjoying popularity thanks to new, previously unavailable techniques, such as creating patterns through removing thin porcelain shavings with a plane.
We hope that you can catch a glimpse into a whole new world of porcelain at our store.
You can confidently give this as a present to someone you care for.

Japanese Dolls

Japanese dolls express traditional manners and customs with their kimono and traditional hairstyles. They are high-value works of art, used as decorations in homes and other places.
Commonly referred to as isho ningyo (”costumed dolls”), these dolls were traditionally included in the dowry given when a girl was married during the Edo period, and the dolls played an important role in bearing the burdens of disaster in place of the bride.
The dolls are created with many types of clothing, which can be used to distinguish their social position and profession.
Some examples include an apprentice geisha, a wisteria maiden dancer, the daughter of a samurai, or a princess.
As they were used to ward off evil, dolls with a high social position and great beauty were sought after for the dowry.
Traditionally, special craftsmen were employed in creating the hands, legs, head (face), hairstyles, and clothing separately. The dolls are made in order, passing from one craftsman to another. The final step is given to the craftsman who adds the clothing, and he completes the doll. Dolls commonly known as yushoku ningyo (”noble dolls”) are made in this manner.
We have a wide variety of dolls available, from expensive dolls to reasonably-priced dolls. We hope you will visit our store.

Other Japanese souvenirs

We offer a wide variety of Japanese souvenirs here!
We have a huge selection of Japanese souvenirs, including waving cat figures, fans, Japanese dolls, accessories, Nambu ironware, pottery, school backpacks, thermos bottles, crafts, and more.
There’s nothing we don’t carry!
We hope you’ll come and visit us at our store in Kansai International Airport!