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  • An Exploratory Trip to Japan

    The partnership of Jo Maindonald and Robert Joyce and Kazari in Melbourne is now 40 years old.To celebrate, Robert and Jo would like to share some of their stories from the early visits to Japan - written by Jo Maindonald Mt Fuji An exploratory trip to Japan in the late 70’s bore fruit when weleast expected. We’re often asked when and how Kazari started and I mostly reply ‘it was...

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    Our 40th Birthday Exhibition

    We invite you to celebrate with us and experience the unique designs that underpin our sense of aesthetics at Kazari....

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    Kazari's COVID-19 Trading Hours and Policies

    Dear Valued Kazari Customers, We hope you are staying safe  Kazari + Ziguzagu at 450, Malvern Rd is currently open normal...

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    How To Shop For Antique Chests

      Photographer: Armelle Habib, Stylist: Heather Nette King Shopping for an antique chest of drawers or any statement piece of...

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    Kokeshi at Kazari

    From time to time, on our buying trips to Japan, we come across an exceptional collection that we have the...

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    The many layered art of Japanese lacquerware

    Characterised by a sheen as limpid as the surface of an ornamental pond on a still day, Japanese lacquerware perfectly...

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    Montague St Warehouse Now Open

    UPDATED April 2019 Our Montague Street Warehouse is now open to the public! After 40 years of retail in Cremorne,...

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    Kimono: Its Place in the Modern World

    1,2[The February 2017 issue of the Japanese community paper Dengon Net features a fun time dressing up in Yukata -...

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    Transforming the Broken to the Beautiful: The Art of Kintsugi

      The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway The famous American writers...

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    Wabi Sabi For Contemporary Spaces

    Scarlet Opus, a highly regarded global design trend forecaster, have given a macro trend forecast around the concept of imperfect...

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    Our Warehouse Closing Down Sale

    Kazari Warehouse Closing Down Sale: We recently sold our warehouse in Hill St, Cremorne. It has been our storeroom, restoration workshop...

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    Lettie Woodman on creativity and up-cycling with 'Oletta'

      Oletta in essence: I am a Fashion Design student who is passionate about exploring deep self-expression with textiles and...

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    Japanese Antiques in Contemporary Spaces // The Design Co-Op, Melbourne Design Week

    The Design Co-Op, at Melbourne Design Week 2018, was an opportunity to showcase how well Japanese antiques can work in...

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