Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

It’s finally happening next week! Monomachi 2024 Workshops where you can discover what you love are all lined up!

Monomachi 2024


The Taito Monomachi Association (official name: Taito Monozukuri Machizukuri Association) will hold the 15th Monomachi (commonly known as Monomachi 2024) from May 24th (Fri) to 26th (Sun). The venue will be the usual southern area of Taito Ward (a 2km square area from Okachimachi to Kuramae to Asakusabashi). Experience Monomachi, which will be held in an area rich in downtown atmosphere that has supported Japanese manufacturing behind the scenes, and enjoy the fun, depth and excitement of manufacturing to your heart’s content.

On the Monomachi website , the Monomachi 2024 special site , and official SNS accounts, we will be releasing information on workshops and limited sales at participating stores from time to time. Participating stores are currently sprinting ahead to the big day. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Photo: Taro Hosokawa

Photo: Taro Hosokawa

▼There are more than 50 types of workshops▼
Monomachi holds a variety of workshops every time. This year was no exception. There were more than 50 types of workshops. Some were individual workshops, others collaborative workshops with multiple participating stores, and some stores held as many as seven workshops in total. From the wide lineup, we will introduce the workshops of three participating stores.

Finish a leather tray made from natural leather and engrave the alphabet on it

The Alphabet Stunt Leather Tray Workshop is a workshop held by WINS FACTORY, which plans and manufactures leather belts and imports and sells leather. You will make a leather tray. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, but the finished product looks professional! It is also nice that it uses tanned leather that improves in texture over time! You can also engrave the alphabet. You can participate on the day (no reservation required).

-Date and time

Friday, May 24th 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:30)

May 25th (Sat) 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:30)

May 26th (Sun) 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30)

-Time required: within 30 minutes

-Cost: Small tray 1,000 yen Large tray 1,500 yen (tax included)

Alphabet Stunt Leather Tray Workshop

Alphabet Stunt Leather Tray Workshop

・You can make your own original embroidered strap by embroidering the ribbon.
Seven new shops will be joining Monomachi this year. One of them, PEARL YACHT, a manufacturer specializing in industrial embroidery threads and special threads, will be holding an “Embroidery Strap Workshop.” At Embroidery Cafe Labo , which has over 750 colors of thread, you can choose your favorite thread, letters, and ribbons, and place an order for embroidery, and the staff will use a sewing machine to embroider it. Once participants have attached the strap fastener parts, their original straps are complete! Participation on the day is possible (no reservation required).

-Date and time

May 25th (Sat) 10:00-16:00 (last entry 15:30)

May 26th (Sun) 10:00-15:00 (last entry 14:30)

-Time required: 30-60 minutes

-Cost: 1,000 yen (tax included)

Embroidered Strap Workshop

Embroidered Strap Workshop

・PARACO Paracord will be holding 7 different events!
PARACO , Japan’s first specialty store for paracord (strong nylon and polyester cords made in the USA that are used for parachutes), will be holding seven types of workshops and events, including collaborations. Here is a brief introduction to the lineup (please see the Monomachi 2024 special website for details).

1. Limited sale of stainless steel earring making kits (collaboration with atelier&shop IMAIZUMI, which handles accessories made from stainless steel scraps)

② PARACO embroidered badges – Limited sale (collaboration with Pearl Yacht ) *On-the-day participation possible (no reservation required) Limited to 50 sets

3. Workshop: “Making custom notebooks using microcode” (collaboration with stationery store Kakimori ) *Available for participation on the day (no reservation required)

④ Workshop: “Collage postcards made from upcycled scraps” (collaboration with ribbon specialty store Compo , walnut button studio MiSuZuYa ,Takashima Button , wrapping paper REGARO PAPIRO ) *Participation on the day is possible (no reservation required)

⑤ Workshop “UpCycle WORKSHOP” (collaboration with atelier&shop IMAIZUMI ) *Reservation required

⑥ Workshop “Let’s make a heart-shaped short strap♪” *Reservations are required

⑦ Workshop “Let’s make a long strap using three different knitting techniques♪” *Reservations are required

Logo design: Haruka Shinji

Logo design: Haruka Shinji

▼Event Overview▼

Name: Monomachi 2024

Dates: Friday, May 24th, Saturday, May 25th, Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Participating stores: 111 stores (stores, manufacturers, wholesalers, artisan studios, ateliers, etc.) + 19 stores (tenants of Taito Designers Village)

Venue: Southern part of Taito-ku, Tokyo, 2km square area from Okachimachi to Kuramae to Asakusabashi

Access: All of the following stations are included in the venue area.

JR: Okachimachi Station, Asakusabashi Station

Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line: Naka-Okachimachi Station

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: Ueno-hirokoji Station, Inaricho Station, Tawaramachi Station

Toei Asakusa Line: Kuramae Station, Asakusabashi Station

Toei Oedo Line: Ueno Okachimachi Station, Shin Okachimachi Station, Kuramae Station

Tsukuba Express: Shin-Okachimachi Station

Web: https://monomachi.com/ (official website)

https://2024.monomachi.com/ (Special website)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Monomachi/

X (formerly Twitter): @monomachi2024

Instagram: @monomachi_taitou

TikTok: @monomachi2024

Inquiries: info@monomachi.com

<Monomachi 2024 Executive Committee>

Executive Committee Chairman: Daisuke Tsukui (COMPO)

Design Director/Design: Haruka Shinji ILLUSTRATION

Organizing members: Takeshi Oitani (BRASS), Kazumi Kataoka (MiSuZuYa Covered Button Workshop), Kiyotaka Kataoka (MiSuZuYa Covered Button Workshop), Masahiro Sato (Realize), Masataka Nishizawa (Pheelitdogs), Mayumi Nishizawa (Gentle Gauze of Love), Yuya Hiratsuka (Sankosha), Taro Hosokawa (Tarowo Co., Ltd.), Yuka Nozaki, Akimi Maejima (terumim), Fukiko Mitamura, Ako Mori (Haruka Shinji ILLUSTRATION)

<Director of Monomachi Association>

Chairman: Masamitsu Yoshida (Ramoda Yoshida Co., Ltd.) Directors: Kazuhiro Tanaka (Mochizuki Printing Co., Ltd.), Yuichiro Murakami (m+M+U)


Taito Manufacturing Town Association (a self-managed organization run by local volunteers)


Okazu Yokocho (Torigoe Hondori Commercial Association), Taito Ward Industrial Promotion Division, Regional Industry Officers, Taito Designers Village, 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN, Mochizuki Printing Co., Ltd.


Asahi Shinkin Bank, Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Taito Hall, NOHGA HOTEL UENO, Onda Real Estate, Cobatta LLC, and everyone who supported our advertising campaign.


Taito Ward, Taito Branch of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry