MUJI Community Market
Japanese Food & Crafts
Thursday, 15 April – Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Fruits & Vegetables Sale:
• 16 – 18 April (Fri – Sun)
• 23 – 25 April (Fri – Sun)
MUJI Plaza Singapura #01-10 to 17
Come immerse yourself in the delight of our Pop-Up event as we introduce to the local community with agricultural products, dried food, specialties and crafts imported mainly from the local suppliers of Kyushu, Japan.
We invite you to discover the selections of natural, organically cultivated products with the abundance of nature and manufactured with extra care from SMEs with a long standing history and understanding of the local culture and tradition. Here, you can also find Japanese textiles and crafts with a rich tradition of craftsmanship and cultural heritage. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables from Japan will also be available for purchase exclusively during the weekends.
As travel restrictions are yet to be lifted, we hope to bring you closer to Japan and have an experience of its charms, culture and traditions at our MUJI Community Market. We invite you to come discover and show your support that can bring hope to the Japanese local farmers who had been vastly affected by the pandemic.
Arima Hokodo Co., Ltd. (Brand: Arima)
Bean Snack & Mixed Nuts
Celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year, Arima Hokodo Co., Ltd. focuses on freshness and quality ingredients to ensure that its products are healthy for you. All products featured are Halal certified.
Tomu LLC. (Brand: Samurai)
Kenroku Potato Chips and Slices
Nicknamed as the “Fantasy Sweet Potato” when its cultivation was halted half a century ago, due to difficulties in its harvesting process, the cultivation of Kenroku Sweet Potatoes in Ishikawa prefecture has been revived again. In recent years, the harvest and size of the sweet potatoes have been improved after many rounds of trial. The Kenroku sweet potato has an amber flesh, and its sweetness level increases after it has been processed with heat, which makes it perfect for manufacturing snacks and sweets. Samurai Kenroku Sweet Potato snacks debuts for sale in Singapore and is a definite must-buy item.
Kagoshima Seicha Co., Ltd. (Brand: Morinobirouen)
Japanese Tea Culture
Kagoshima Seicha Co., Ltd. was established 130 years ago as a tea retail and wholesale company by Denzo Mori to promote Japanese tea culture. Morinobirouen range is based on its long-established tea shop Birouen. “Bi” standing for beauty and “Rou” for aging, meaning to age beautifully and maintain healthy by drinking tea. To cater to modern lifestyles, the Morinobirouen tea leaves range comes in tea bags made from pyramid shaped biodegradable “Soilon” material which allows the tea leaves space to expand when steeped, so that it will taste similar as if poured from a teapot.
Totsukawa Farm Co., Ltd (Brand: Nejime Biwacha)
Japanese Healthy Tea Culture
Totsukawa Farm Co., Ltd was established in 1999 to market healthy tea and products. Drinking tea is an integral part of the diet and daily life of Japanese people. Nejime Biwacha is a healthy tea for everyone from young children to the elderly who can drink as much as they like at any time.
Fukuyama Kurozu Co., Ltd (Brand: Kakuida)
200 years of a traditional process
Kakuida black vinegar is a renowned brand for premium black vinegar made using traditional process and preserved acetic acid bacteria that is indispensable for black vinegar, dated back 200 years ago since the Edo period. Use it as a versatile sauce that goes well with salads, steaks, and carpaccio.
Uenoya Co., Ltd (Brand: Uenoya)
60 years of a traditional process
Uenoya is a food manufacturer, based in Mie prefecture, surrounded by untouched nature. Since 60 years ago, it has manufactured the traditional Japanese food Konjac. The company continues to innovate new products to suit current trends in changing taste, yet maintaining the traditional way of making ‘Konnyaku’ to maintain high quality loved by its Japanese customers.
Kotobuki Tsumugi Workshop
Traditional Japanese Oshima Tsumugi Silk Pongee
Oshima Tsumugi is a traditional handicraft silk fabric and is hailed as one of the three great textiles in the world, alongside Persian carpets and Gobelin tapestries. In the old days, the spun silk thread was dyed with mud and plain weave to make a piece of silk cloth. Nowadays, beautiful yarn made by twisting sericulture silk yarn is used.
The process of making Oshima Tsumugu is a very complicated and tedious process involving 30 steps. However, its finished product makes it the most sought-after fabric to make Kimono to be passed down from generations to generations. The pattern of Oshima Tsumugi is created by pre-dying the yarn to be woven so that it becomes a pattern, and weaving it without any deviation by tsumugi artisans. Unfortunately, factors like westernized clothing and lack of inheritance of the artisan skills, the manufacturing of Oshima Tsumugi textile is a declining traditional craft. To promote the trade, the traditional textile is utilized in modern accessories like name card holders, neck tie, pen case, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at the actual authentic Oshima Tsumugi textile at the event!
Kamezaki Senkou Co., Ltd
Traditional Japanese Cloth Dyeing
Kamezaki Senkou is in its 4th generation, maintaining traditional cloth dyeing methods since its establishment. All its products are produced manually like the tairyo-bata, large flags that were traditionally flown by fishermen for good fortune. Today, these banners are featured during festivals and special local celebrations. Many of the designs are often drawn with flashy colours and bold compositions to catch people’s attention. To cater to modern lifestyles, they have branched out to produce azuma bags, carry bags, mask cases, etc. in traditional Japanese designs.