Simplicity

Simplicity

True pleasures of tradition

Simplicity is a design studio based on the lifestyle vision of designer Shinichiro Ogata. The designer’s philosophy is to bring Japanese culture and traditions like ikebana, tea ceremony and kaiseki to today's audience. By taking Japanese conventions and bringing them to our current times, Ogata has achieved the success of many concept spaces including the renowned kaiseki restaurant Yakumo Saryo and the wagashi shop, Higashiya. Simplicity’s collection brings everyday goods into the home, allowing many to experience the deep joy of age-old traditions and rituals in their contemporary lifestyles.
Cast Iron Infinity Trivet
Cast Iron Infinity Trivet

Cast Iron Infinity Trivet

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Cast Iron Infinity Trivet. This is the trivet that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends.  

$80
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Cast Iron Case - Sujime
Cast Iron Case - Sujime

Cast Iron Case - Sujime

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Sujime Cast Iron Ash Case. I'm a hiding place, a little cache. Your secret's safe with me.  

$120
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Cast Iron Case - Temari
Cast Iron Case - Temari

Cast Iron Case - Temari

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Temari Cast Iron Case. I'm a hiding place, a little cache. Your secret's safe with me.  

$120
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Cast Iron Case - Arare
Cast Iron Case - Arare

Cast Iron Case - Arare

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Arare Cast Iron Case. I'm a hiding place, a little cache. Your secret's safe with me.  

$120
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Cast Iron Box - 'Hadame'
Cast Iron Box - 'Hadame'

Cast Iron Box - 'Hadame'

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am 'Hadame' a Cast Iron Box. You need to hide something? I know the perfect place.  

$125
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Cast Iron Box - 'Koshi'
Cast Iron Box - 'Koshi'

Cast Iron Box - 'Koshi'

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am 'Koshi' a Cast Iron Box. You need to hide something? I know the perfect place.  

$125
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Cast Iron Tealight Holder
Cast Iron Tealight Holder

Cast Iron Tealight Holder

I am a Cast Iron Tealight Holder. When I feel weighed down, I light a few candles to help find my way.  

$120
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Round Cast Iron Candle Case
Round Cast Iron Candle Case

Round Cast Iron Candle Case

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Round Cast Iron Candle Case. I’ve got a mighty flame in my heart that will burn even brighter if you cross me.  

$145
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Cast Iron Hanging Vase (OUT OF STOCK)
Cast Iron Hanging Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Cast Iron Hanging Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

I am an Iron Hanging Vase. A plant can bring life to any space, so hang me in a special place.  

$780
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Cast Iron Mosquito Coil Case
Cast Iron Mosquito Coil Case

Cast Iron Mosquito Coil Case

Simplicity for Suzuki Morihisa Studio Ltd.

I am a Cast Iron Mosquito Coil Case. Don’t think you can outwit me, I have a mind like a steel trap.  

$180
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Cast Iron Skillet Dish
Cast Iron Skillet Dish

Cast Iron Skillet Dish

Shinichiro Ogata for Simplicity

I am a Cast Iron Skillet Dish. I might be small but there's not a dish I can't handle. I've got two helping hands ready to help put a meal together.  

$175
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Pouring Vessel - Bronze
Pouring Vessel - Bronze

Pouring Vessel - Bronze

Simplicity

I am a Bronze Pouring Vessel. Pick me up and feel my weight. Now, pour me out onto your plate!  

$330
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Pouring Vessel - Black
Pouring Vessel - Black

Pouring Vessel - Black

Simplicity

I am a Black Pouring Vessel. Is your dish a bore? Time for a pour!   

$330
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Pouring Vessel - Green
Pouring Vessel - Green

Pouring Vessel - Green

Simplicity

I am a Green Pouring Vessel. Think of me as a soy sauce vase, full of umami grace.    

$330
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Pastry Stand
Pastry Stand

Pastry Stand

Simplicity

I am a Pastry Stand. I stand up for what's sweet and good.  

$595
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Cedar Tray
Cedar Tray

Cedar Tray

Simplicity

I am a Cedar Tray. Like my ridges, my purpose is laid bare: holding and serving is all that I care.  

$150
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Clay Teapot - Red
Clay Teapot - Red

Clay Teapot - Red

Simplicity

I am a Red Clay Teapot. Watch out, I'm red hot!  

$260
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Clay Teapot - Black
Clay Teapot - Black

Clay Teapot - Black

Simplicity

I am a Black Clay Teapot. Things aren't always black and white. Sometimes they're red, green, oolong, pu'er...  

$260
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Hohin Flat Teapot
Hohin Flat Teapot

Hohin Flat Teapot

Simplicity

I am a Hohin Flat Teapot. Sometimes my jokes fall flat, but it's not the content, it's my delivery.  

$130
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Yunomi Teacup
Yunomi Teacup

Yunomi Teacup

Shinichiro Ogata for Simplicity

I am a Black Yunomi Teacup. Yu-no-mi, I'm hot, but not too hot to handle.  

$46
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Black Tumbler
Black Tumbler

Black Tumbler

Simplicity

I am a Black Tumbler. Don't fumble or else I'll tumble and then your ceramic will be in a panic.  

$32
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Spouted Cup
Spouted Cup

Spouted Cup

Simplicity

I am a Spouted Cup. I spout off about my earthy good looks.  

$75
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Black Rice Bowl
Black Rice Bowl

Black Rice Bowl

Simplicity

I am a Black Rice Bowl. Doesn't the fragrance of freshly cooked rice just bowl you over?  

$42
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Cone Stand - Large
Cone Stand - Large

Cone Stand - Large

Simplicity

I am a Large Cone Stand. For a meal on a stand with an appeal so grand.  

$550
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Cone Stand - Medium
Cone Stand - Medium

Cone Stand - Medium

Simplicity

I am a Medium Cone Stand. Whatever dish you show will be beautiful on my plateau.  

$380
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Cone Stand - Small
Cone Stand - Small

Cone Stand - Small

Simplicity

I am a Small Cone Stand. When you’re feeling crummy, rise above the rest.  

$250
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Cone Stand - Extra Small
Cone Stand - Extra Small

Cone Stand - Extra Small

Simplicity

I am an Extra Small Cone Stand. I’d like to point you to a little something special.  

$120
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Red Sansho Bowl
Red Sansho Bowl

Red Sansho Bowl

Shinichiro Ogata for Simplicity

I am a Red Sansho Bowl. With my color and shape, my tastes are definitely bold. I'm sure to spice up your dining table.  

$140
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Raised Ivory Platter - Large
Raised Ivory Platter - Large

Raised Ivory Platter - Large

I am a Large Raised Ivory Platter. There's room at the top for many.  

$480
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Raised Ivory Platter - Medium
Raised Ivory Platter - Medium

Raised Ivory Platter - Medium

I am a Medium Raised Ivory Platter. There may be cracks along the way but look around the corners and you'll find passageways that will lead you to the top.  

$250
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Raised Ivory Platter - Small
Raised Ivory Platter - Small

Raised Ivory Platter - Small

I am a Small Raised Ivory Platter. Why raise just a glass? I love to celebrate so much that I'll put anything on a pedestal.  

$150
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Long White Platter
Long White Platter

Long White Platter

Shinichiro Ogata for Simplicity

I am a Long White Platter. I may not be made of silver, but I believe that readily sharing what I've got goes a long way in the end.  

$48
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Nenge
Nenge

Nenge

Simplicity for Shinichiro Ogata and Satoshi Kawamoto

I am the book 'Nenge'. I want to show you how floral arrangements are turning over a new leaf.  

$90
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Jiki-fu - A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste
Jiki-fu - A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste

Jiki-fu - A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste

Simplicity for Shinichiro Ogata

I am the book 'Jiki-Fu - A Japanese Aesthetics of Taste'. If you’re curious about washoku, I’ll give you some food for thought.   

$150
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Higashiya
Higashiya

Higashiya

Simplicity for Shinichiro Ogata

I am the book Higashiya. My pages are filled with literal eye candy.   

$60
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Glass Pendant
Glass Pendant

Glass Pendant

Simplicity

I am a Glass Pendant. I guess you could say I'm pretty inde-pendant, because I like hanging alone.    

$490
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Glass Teapot
Glass Teapot

Glass Teapot

Simplicity

  I am a Glass Teapot. Watching water boil is never fun — I much prefer to watch tea leaves bloom.    

$295
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Matcha Bowl - Uchugin Silver
Matcha Bowl - Uchugin Silver

Matcha Bowl - Uchugin Silver

Simplicity

I am an Uchugin Silver Matcha Bowl. When it comes to mixing your tea, I’m second to none.  

$210
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Sake Warmer
Sake Warmer

Sake Warmer

Simplicity

I am a Sake Warmer. For a toast as warm as toast!  

$750
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Mini Lidded Container - Red
Mini Lidded Container - Red

Mini Lidded Container - Red

Simplicity

I am a Red Mini Lidded Container. My porcelain body can take in many things. I especially like salt, spices, teas and all sorts of delicacies.  

$55
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Mini Lidded Container - Silver
Mini Lidded Container - Silver

Mini Lidded Container - Silver

Simplicity

I am a Silver Mini Lidded Container. My porcelain body can take in many things. I especially like salt, spices, teas and all sorts of delicacies.  

$55
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Mini Lidded Container - White
Mini Lidded Container - White

Mini Lidded Container - White

Simplicity

I am a White Mini Lidded Container. My porcelain body can take in many things. I especially like salt, spices, teas and all sorts of delicacies.  

$45
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Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Wide
Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Wide

Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Wide

Simplicity

I am a Wide Black Raised Ceramic Tray. I'm black as night but wide awake.   

$120
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Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Long
Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Long

Black Raised Ceramic Tray - Long

Simplicity

I am a Long Black Raised Ceramic Tray. Long is the tray and hard. But I'll raise you up a few inches above the rest.   

$100
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Bamboo Fish Spoon
Bamboo Fish Spoon

Bamboo Fish Spoon

Simplicity

I am a Fish Spoon. Fishing and spooning are two of my favorite activities.  

$60
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Bamboo Chopsticks
Bamboo Chopsticks

Bamboo Chopsticks

Simplicity

I am Bamboo Chopsticks. Some call me a genius, because I pick things up so quickly.   

$32
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Bamboo Box
Bamboo Box

Bamboo Box

Simplicity

I am a Bamboo Box. Bam! Boo! Did I scare you?  

$110
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Lidded Cup
Lidded Cup

Lidded Cup

Simplicity

I am a Lidded Cup. Fill me with tea to keep me from blowing my lid.  

$70
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Glass Bowl - Yellow and Pink
Glass Bowl - Yellow and Pink

Glass Bowl - Yellow and Pink

Simplicity for Studio Prepa

I am a Yellow and Pink Glass Bowl. There’s nothing I like more than a big bowl of color in the morning.    

$145
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Glass Bowl - Blue and Yellow
Glass Bowl - Blue and Yellow

Glass Bowl - Blue and Yellow

Simplicity for Studio Prepa

  I am a Blue and Yellow Glass Bowl. Never saw the sun shining so bright. Nothing but blue skies in sight.    

$145
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Glass Bowl - Light Green and Rose
Glass Bowl - Light Green and Rose

Glass Bowl - Light Green and Rose

Simplicity for Studio Prepa

  I am a Light Green and Rose Glass Bowl. There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.    

$145
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Glass Bowl - Violet and Yellow
Glass Bowl - Violet and Yellow

Glass Bowl - Violet and Yellow

Simplicity for Studio Prepa

I am a Violet and Yellow Glass Bowl. I got an upgrade from standard to first-class colored glass.    

$145
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Glass Bowl - Light Green and Deep Red
Glass Bowl - Light Green and Deep Red

Glass Bowl - Light Green and Deep Red

Simplicity for Studio Prepa

  I am a Light Green and Deep Red Glass Bowl. Everyone’s true colors show eventually.    

$145
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