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Precious Pieces

5 Tudor City Pl., Ste. 102, New York, NY 10017 40.748 -73.971
at 41st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-682-8505 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: Appliances/Fixtures, Art Supplies, Decorative Accents, Lighting, Toys/Games

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precious-piece.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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This Japanese showroom displays swathes of artful parchment paper and unusual gifts. The company specializes in washi, a type of architectural parchment made from plant fibers stretched across bamboo screens in various designs. Though the artisans are based in Japan and the main office is in midtown, this narrow downtown space functions as a mini-showroom. The walls are filled with mod forms of the paper displayed as shapely light fixtures, wall adornments, framed art, or laminated glass panels. A hanging rack full of washi features dozens of varieties, from textured, cream-colored strips with cutouts to abstract painted sheets. Photographs of the designs in public spaces in Asia and New York (like Ito En tea shop on the Upper East Side or Haneda Airport in Tokyo) hang near the doorway. Below the frames and domed lights, a store-spanning shelf houses Japanese toys and knickknacks, including Kidrobot Dunny dolls, action figures, paper fans, and stuffed animals. But the largest selection is found in dozens of bins holding realistic erasers from Japan. The miniature, detailed pieces are shaped like ice-cream cones, animals, flowers, sushi, shoes, and more.

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