Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo in Nakameguro, Tokyo, will launch a new line of goods “JIMOTO Made +” Higashiyama in collaboration with Kyoto-based Shimada Kouen Doll Studio on December 13, 2022.
Starbucks “Jimoto Made Plus” 3rd edition
JIMOTO made” products incorporating local industries and materials are sold only at local Starbucks stores. JIMOTO Made Plus”, a further development of this concept, is a special series of goods based at Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo to spread the passion for craftsmanship in various regions of Japan.
Gosho dolls made in collaboration with Koen Shimada Doll Studio, Kyoto
For the third installment of the series, the brand is collaborating again with Shimada Koen Ningyo Kobo in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, with whom it has collaborated every December on Gosho dolls for the Chinese zodiac and other good luck charms. This year’s exhibition will feature Gosho dolls made by this long-established company, which continues to create traditional dolls with the finest of Japanese beauty.
*1 Gosho dolls
This is a traditional Japanese doll based on the figure of a cute infant. The roots of the doll can be traced back to the Heian period (794-1185), when the doll was transformed from a life-size doll used to ward off epidemics into a “hitogata” (a doll that takes the place of a person who is afflicted by a calamity). It was then derived into the Gosho doll to pray for the safety of children.
Gosho dolls representing iconic sirens
For example, the “mermaid” is a Gosho doll that expresses the siren used in the Starbucks logo using traditional techniques. The colorful doll with a plump face is decorated with traditional Japanese patterns such as “snake eyes” and “water chestnuts” on its costume. Her feet, which look like a mermaid’s tail, are dressed in green hakama inspired by Starbucks.
White whales, beckoning cats, and rabbits are also motifs.
In addition, a total of 12 types including limited quantities are available, including “White Whale,” inspired by Herman Melville’s masterpiece novel “White Whale,” which is connected to the origin of the Starbucks name; “Manekineko Kin,” with its luxurious shine and presence of genuine gold leaf; and “Oriental Zodiac Earth Bell Set, Rabbit’s Request,” a black and white earth bell set featuring the motif of “Rabbit,” the zodiac sign for the year 2023.
JIMOTO Made + Higashiyama
【Sales Period】 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – Ends as soon as it is gone
*From Tuesday, December 13, 2022 to Saturday, December 31, 2022, one item per person per product. Thereafter, up to 10 items per person per product may be purchased.
【Store】 Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo, Starbucks Online Store