レモン画翠 お茶の水本店
 レモン画翠 お茶の水本店
 レモン画翠 お茶の水本店

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LEMON GASUI in front of JR Ochanomizu Station is not just simply an art supply store, but a very unique and exciting store selling artistic stationery, super-cute items, and all kinds of supplies and tools related to architectural design from all over the world. With its long history of about 100 years, LEMON GASUI looks like a museum or a magician’s kitchen. It’s a MUST-VISIT!

INFORMATION

  • address2-6-12 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • tel03-3295-4681
  • business_hour1st-4th floor
    Weekdays: 10:00-20:00
    Weekend, Holidays: 11:00-19:00

    B1 floor
    Weekdays: 10:00-20:00
    Saturdays: 11:00-19:00
  • accessOchanomizu Station (JR Sobu Line) 1-minute walk
    Shin-Ochanomizu (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line ) "B1 Exit" 2 minutes walk
    Ochanomizu (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line) "Exit 1" 4 minutes on foot
Closed

B1 floor: Sundays and public holidays

Website

https://lemongasui.co.jp/?lang=en

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lemongasui/
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Highlight ① Super cute stationery and miscellaneous goods selected by the staff

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The stationery corner on the 1st floor

LEMON GASUI has a total of five floors, from the basement floor to the 4th floor. On the first floor, painting materials and stationery are sold. The shop staff is in charge of selecting the products which are super cute and very artsy. Perfect for everyday use or as a small gift.

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These cute postcards and pouches are designed by Japanese artist morita MiW.

Not only Japanese brands but also famous brands from all over the world are available.

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A recent stationery trend is retro patterns and illustrations, especially everything with retro foods, like these cute Melon Soda float sticky notes.

Particularly, the corner of masking tape is a must-see. Such a wide variety of products and artistic designs is quite hard to find. That's one reason for the shop's popularity. Sometimes, customers buy one of every masking tape type!

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Masking tape printed with a special technique.
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    Art made by the shop staff using masking tape. The staff’s original works are exhibited everywhere in the store.

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Highlight ② The variety of architecture model materials is astounding!

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From famous design offices to aspiring architecture students from all over Japan, everyone buys their supplies here. One reason for that is LEMON GASUI being often recommended by university professors to college students enrolled in the Department of Architecture, who need to purchase their very first design tools. They’ll keep coming throughout their studies until they eventually need to select materials for their graduation work. That’s how great the selection is. They have everything for beginners and professionals!

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Architectural models made by the staff

It’s the 21st century and – of course – LEMON GASUI has an online store, but still many students and architects prefer coming in because they like to actually see and touch the materials and get advice from the staff.

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Highlight ③ A long-established store with a history of about 100 years supporting all "creators"

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The roots of LEMON GASUI are found in a Western-style painting materials store founded in 1923. Since that time, the shop has developed steadily, and in 1950, a cafe opened, offering freshly squeezed lemon and fruit juice – a popular drink at that time. Half of the shop was a cafe and the other half sold art supplies. That’s the reason why the shop was named “LEMON GASUI”. It literally translates as “lemon art supplies”.

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LEMON GASUI’s original product “Kamineko”. Using this tool, you can cut straight lines at a right angle to the edge of a paper with a utility knife.

LEMON GASUI has everything, from architecture model materials, painting accessories, and stationery. The staff are familiar with all materials and will gently assist you in selecting materials and help you choose the right products for your needs: from beginners to professionals. In addition, at the start of each university semester, the shop has a big sale to support students entering the Department of Architecture. Furthermore, since 1978, LEMON GASUI is hosting the graduation design exhibition "Lemon Exhibition" in which architecture students from all over the country participate every year.

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    Beautiful paper in Japanese traditional colors.

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    There are so many types of erasers!

The wide variety of products at LEMON GASUI is a must-see for anyone aiming to be an architect, those who create masterpieces as a hobby, and stationery fans. By visiting LEMON GASUI you will get creative ideas for sure! 

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