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.


We are happy to assist you with anything regarding your purchase of MIJ tableware.Don’t hesitate to contact us at:

Email: rosie@mij.co.uk

Showroom coming soon at Redbrick Mill (West Yorkshire)


Pricing Information

Our primary customers are restaurants and catering companies. We also supply retail. For wholesale pricing please register and login to our website or contact us directly at rosie@mij.co.uk

About MIJ UK 

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.

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.


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.