What we do at Wasoukan

Our mission is to spread the spirit of ‘Wa’, which means harmony, an essential and defining cultural concept for the Japanese, so much so in fact that the kanji character for Japan is 和 – wa.

At Wasoukan we offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Step through the door of our shop in Westbourne Grove and you will imagine that you have been magically transported to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or Yokohama.

You can drink traditionally prepared matcha tea and eating wagashi sweets before looking at and trying on our marvellous collection of fine kimonos. Or why not attend one of our regular classes? They cover many aspects of Japanese culture, from the tea ceremony to kimono wearing and orgami to furoshiki.