News from Kazari + Ziguzagu

Featured - Other People's Problems - ABC iView

Thursday, January 18, 2018

We are delighted to share some exciting news! A select range of our products have been featured in the new ABC iview web series Other People's Problems. This drama comedy is based on a real-life website Clothing for Correspondence and follows a copywriter who decides to take up a new approach to her work. She begins ghost writing letters solving 'other people's problems' in exchange for clothing. Check out this web series on ABC iview.



A Meisen silk Haori hanging on the wall of Florence and Ann's house

Our mid-century Danish arm chair reupholstered in African cotton (right)


New Year, New Events at Kazari!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Misusashi - Mizu-what?

Monday, November 20, 2017

Mizusashi, Mizu-what!?

Unique, decorative and functional

Japanese Mizusashi (mizu-sashi) are lidded containers traditionally used for the storage of hot water during a Japanese tea ceremony, however in 21st century Australia they can be used for the storage of just about anything. The best feature of a vintage mizusashi is that they are completely unique one-of-a-kind pieces and are both decorative and functional.

Mizusashi can be used as unique and decorative kitchen storage containers, desk storage for pens or in place of vases and planters or even a place to put your keys in at the front door. Japanese Mizusashi are made from a variety of materials including pottery, glass, bronze and cloisonné, an ancient technique for decorating metalwork and come in an array of sizes averaging 20cm high and 17cm in diameter.

These pieces and more are available to purchase online here or in-store at or shop 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran. Take a look now – you’re bound to find something you love!


Black and green Oribe pottery mizusashi - used as kitchen storage jars

Japanese Shino pottery mizusashi - used as a dining table centrepiece

Japanese shigaraki pottery mizusashi - used as kitchen storage jars

Shino and Shigaraki pottery mizusashi  - used as decoration




Special Mention - Belle Magazine

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kazari + Ziguzagu have received a special mention from Barbara and John Hermon of Hermon and Hermon in the November 2017 issue of Belle magazine.  Barbara and John have a creative and eclectic eye which is well represented in this special article on their own creative home.

Thank you for recommending us! 

Keep scrolling or view the article as a PDF





Inside Out Magazine - Editorial

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thank you to our friends at Inside Out Magazine for a lovely feature on Japanese mizusashi in the October 2017 issue, alongside Vera Wang Wedgewood, Smeg and Ilve appliances. This little feature perfectly describes modern uses for an otherwise traditional vessel. For more images and information on these unique and versatile water containers please read our full blog on Mizusashi.










Contemporary shipment in store now!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Japanese chest-on-chest - form, function and versatility!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Antique Japanese two-piece Tansu (chest-on-chest) are beautiful and versatile antique storage solution

Japanese antique furniture embodies contemporary form, function and versatility – a two-piece chest can be used as a tall boy, bedside cabinets, side-by-side or for general storage in two different rooms. Because of their age and design they work perfectly to warm up a cooler contemporary environment and complement mid-century and modern Scandinavian furniture. A vintage or antique Japanese 2-piece tansu or chest-on-chest are the perfect storage solution; sustainable and functional, they have already stood the test of time.

Japanese tansu are unique, no two are ever exactly the same and whilst they can be up to 150 years old they’re still quite contemporary in appearance. These tansu are lightweight, easy to move with quality iron handles and have a storage capacity of between 180 and 240 litres. Our stock is hand selected in Japan and lovingly restored in house at our warehouse.

Visit our chests and cabinets page for a selection of current stock or pop into our store and warehouse as not all available stock is available online.








Hokusai at the NGV

Monday, October 02, 2017

On now at The NGV is the worlds largest exhibition of works by Katsushika Hokusai, the artist behind the famous print The Great Wave. It is truly a must see exhibition of Edo period Japanese woodblock prints, on now until 15th October 2017


Ikebana workshop, dining tables and more...Read on!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hungry for Mokuhanga?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017



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