About Dreaming of Japan

Japanese design and craftsmanship have been at the core of inspiration for Misc since we first opened our store in Amsterdam — from refined stationery products and carefully curated books, to beautifully crafted home and lifestyle items.

Through highlighting the composition of Japanese ideals — simplicity, mindfulness and functionality — we hope to inspire you to explore these principles yourself. Create spaces in which you feel at peace, taking inspiration from the patience, creativity and precision underpinning Japanese craftsmanship. 

Our Dreaming of Japan line-up includes books about tea culture, cuisine and art, as well as traditional clothing, architecture and antiques. Alongside these guides on culture and design, the range offers carefully selected decorative items and sleek, practical everyday carry products such as travel tumblers and to-go bags.

Whether you are planning your next big trip, or you want to bring a touch of Japanese influence into your life at home, our selection offers plenty to help you discover the best of Japan.

Nice to see you here,
but we'd love to meet
in person too


Monday - Saturday
10.30 - 18.00

12.00 - 18.00


Elandsgracht 59, Amsterdam

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Misc Store supports
climate change solutions
& plants a tree for every order

Importing from countries as far as Japan & shipping worldwide has more of an impact than we would like.
That is why we plant a tree for every order + we plant an additional 2 trees each day.

Furthermore, we offset the individual carbon footprint of our staff, including travel per individual under 8,000 km by car or 2 short-haul return flights annually, by funding climate change solutions through Ecologi.

Investing in projects focused on carbon avoidance is not the same as simply buying carbon offset certificates, that is why we have chosen to work with Ecologi.

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Climate projects supported by Misc Store

Using waste biomass to produce electricity in Chile

Small scale onshore wind in India

Protecting lowland peat forest in Indonesia

Producing electricity from solar energy in Vietnam

Protecting and restoring forests in Papua New Guinea

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