Beautiful Japanese handmade gifts
At Spitalfields Traders Market: Saturday
“We strive to bring to you the beauty of human creation and the strong warmth that handmade products can deliver, because we know they have an aura. It is art you can wear with a positive love-spreading message. I would like KIKI to be a journey and a reminder to help everyone appreciate true beauty and handmade.”
KIKI is a gift shop where you can find truly unique Japanese products you will not find anywhere else.
Akiko Takahashi, KIKI’s creative director and founder, designs and produces most of KIKI’s range. Akiko is inspired by a mix of modern and retro timeless designs and uses only the finest authentic Japanese materials with great attention to detail, never compromising on the quality. The wide range of KIKI’s creations reflects Akiko’s passion for designing and trading beautiful authentic pieces.
All the people involved in KIKI are passionate about what they do and believe that the process of making products can be just as beautiful as the final outcome. KIKI proves that passion and creativity can bring genuine quality and extreme warmth that mass production could never deliver.
Akiko personally searches for the finest Japanese papers, fabrics, raw materials as well as the right providers. Whilst in Japan handmade arts are facing difficulties, KIKI is proud to support crafters and artists who carry on precious traditions like handmade printing techniques and kimono making.