About us

Made in Japan (MIJ) based in Melbourne, Australia has been importing high quality tableware and homewares from Japan for over 25 years. The tableware we import is seldom seen outside Japan - often only in restaurants and homes in the areas surrounding the makersʼ kilns. In 2016 we have established partnership with Chefparade cooking school based in Prague, Czech republic as our distributor for European region. We deal directly with these kilns… No middlemen… No excessive packaging… just high quality product at the best possible price. MIJ tableware is functional, well designed, durable and unique. Our long established relationships with makers and designers allow us the freedom to design product exclusive to MIJ.

Contact

We are happy to assist you with anything regarding your purchase of MIJ tableware.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at:

michael@mijeurope.com

+420  735 171 876

 

Showroom

Should you like to visit our showroom in Prague, Czech republic please make appointment by contacting us throught the means mentioned above.

Showroom adress:

Bubenské nábřeží 306/13 - hala č.36

170 04, Praha 7

 

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PRICING INFORMATION

Our primary customers are restaurants, cafes and catering companies. We also supply retail. For wholesale pricing please register and login to our website contact us directly at: michael@mijeurope.com or +420 735 171 876

Invoicing and payment data

Chefparade s.r.o.

Jeronymova 325/7
13000 Praha 3
VAT registration number: CZ27893057

Account number: 115-3952390257/0100
Variable Symbol: invoice number
IBAN: CZ1801000001153952390257
SWIFT: KOMBCZPPXXX

FREIGHT INFORMATION

Our warehouse serving Europe is based in Prague, Czech republic. We will be more than happy to organise shipping for you but if you like to use your own preferred carrier,  please be mindful the following:

  • Our product is special, unique but above all FRAGILE
  • We pack our product with the utmost care and consideration
  • We have chosen our preferred carriers specifically for how they handle our product
  • We have strived to keep our freight rates as reasonable as possible

We can give you exact shipping cost calculation once we have your order ready as we need to factor in the weight and number of crates included. If after taking all of the above into consideration you would still like to organise your own freight, please go ahead and we will provide details of our dispatch address on request.

For any further enquiries please contact: michael@mijeurope.com or +420 735 171 876

 

 

ABOUT MIJ TABLEWARE

HISTORY OF JAPANESE TABLEWARE - 'Minoyaki', a type of Japanese pottery, finds its origins in the Gifu prefecture located on the central island of Honshu, Japan. An abundance of clay - the raw material for pottery - is found in the region, giving rise to a centuries-old tradition. This region still produces ceramics made by local craftsmen whose experience and skill pay homage to its predecessors while a contemporary design approach takes this form of art to new heights.Encouraged by our unwavering interest in the tableware of this region over the last thirty years, we have developed a collaborative effort between the craftspeople of the area and Made in Japan tableware.This has been an enduring conversation of beauty, design and quality celebrating food and functionality. Our aim is to offer unique products to be used every day to enrich family life in the home & kitchen.

DAMAGE OR BREAKAGE POLICY

Any breakage during shipping must be reported within 5 days to michael@mijeurope.com  +420 735 171 876. We will make every endeavour to replace the product as purchased or offer an alternative if the product is no longer available. If no suitable alternative can be agreed upon, a store credit will be offered.

EXCHANGE/REFUND POLICY

We do not offer refunds for incorrect product choice. Refunds are only given within 7 days of purchase where products are faulty, wrongly described or different from a sample shown. In all other cases, an exchange or store credit will be offered. A copy of the original invoice/receipt will be required for all refunds or exchanges.

We are not responsible for any damage that may occur when returning goods for exchange or refund. We strongly recommend you pack the goods well and ship with a trusted service. Please note shipping costs are non-refundable.

SOURCING

Our ceramic ranges are sourced from small, family-run kilns in Gifu, our lacquerware from Wakayama and the rest of our product range from the length and breadth of Japan. We take pride in the fact that we have been in contact with many of these businesses for so long that we are now dealing with the sons of the fathers we first met. Many cups of tea, too much beer and sake, great food and lots of laughter make our job easy – we always look forward to our buying trips.

We aim to source timeless pieces and to develop new colours and styles in conjunction with makers to complement existing collections, not replace them. The new shapes, colours and patterns we add to our existing ranges are selected with durability and functionality in mind.

Although our long-held loyalties to suppliers and makers remain unchanged, we also seek out new, young makers and designers whose product we believe will complement and enhance our collections.

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