It's almost Christmas, and many of you are probably looking for gifts for your loved ones. Today, I'd like to introduce you to 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN, a shopping spot in Taito City that is perfect for finding gifts that your loved ones will find useful.
2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN is a shopping mall located under the elevated tracks between JR Okachimachi Station in Taito City and the neighboring JR Akihabara Station. Inspired by the art of handicraft, this mall is lined with stores where you can get your hands on intricate products that have been carefully crafted one by one by artisans from all over Japan. The area around Okachimachi was a town where many traditional craftsmen had resided during the Edo period (the era of the samurai), and because of this, this town continues to attract many creative artists today. 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN was designed to allow creative artists to connect with one another as well as with visitors and companies while effectively utilizing the space under the elevated tracks with the aim of developing the area into a handicraft hub.
At 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN, you can not only buy products made by artisans from all over Japan but also choose your favorite items while talking to the artisans themselves, with some stores even doubling as an on-site studio. Of course, there are also stores where you can order custom-made items, making this the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. There is also a café with an atelier where you can enjoy works of art.
Do consider dropping by 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN if you are looking for unique gifts crafted by artisans. You can learn more about 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN here!