The kitchen is where everyone usually gathers in between busy day-to-day affairs. It’s a place where we create our comfort foods, grab a cuppa, and indulge in a very Hygge-like atmosphere. This is why the emerging interior design style Japandi is perfect for this room in the house. The touch of Japanese sleekness and minimalism creates a relaxing vibe as you prepare meals; meanwhile, the laidback yet functional environment inspired by Scandinavian lifestyle is simply essential to the kitchen’s role in one’s home. 


Hokuohkurashi, a Japanese online store which offers a range of home products, has some kitchenware tools that combine the charm of Scandi and Japanese minimalism. The brand is available through Buyee, a Japanese proxy shopping website, that allows you to buy directly from Japan stores that don’t offer international shipping to your own country. 

Check out how to order from the site here. Ready to give your kitchen a Japandi makeover?  Below are our kitchenware picks to help elevate your next at-home dining experience.

EAトCO Butter Knife
EAトCO Butter Knife

Don’t you hate it when your breakfast zen is dampened by rock-hard butter? That’s not very Hygge-like at all! This multi-purpose butter knife is just the solution. The two-way blade has round edges on one side that are perfect for scraping off butter perfectly without effort. The toothed edge, on the other hand, is great for spreading the butter evenly without over-scratching the bread’s surface. The knife’s handle is also angled to allow for better grip and manoevering.

~USD9.75

63 Coffee Dripper Set
63 Coffee Dripper Set

A good cup of coffee isn’t just for mornings. It provides a good booster at any point of the day, making it a daily essential. So why not make your coffee breaks extra special with this 63 Coffee dripper set? It’s great for preparing two cups (whether just for you or you and a loved one at home). Just set, drip, and enjoy — no paper filters needed. P.S. Don’t you think it also looks incredibly Instagram-worthy with its minimalist earthy design?

~USD34.13

Grill Plate With Heat-Resistant Handle
Grill Plate With Heat-Resistant Handle

This grill plate is made from heat-resistant material — from the pan to the handle. It's fit for both cooking and microwaving and also has a mini-spout on the side to easily get rid of excess oil. Plus, you can use it as a serving plate even if your food's fresh off the heat. The slim design is also storage-friendly and 'gram-worthy. Use it for breakfast platters, fish, and side dishes — the possibilities are endless.

~USD16.58

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(Product photos from: Hokuohkurashi)