TakoKen features highly functional designs crafted by Japanese artisans and small businesses. Founded in August 2013 by a former Fortune 500 IT manager turned Japanese lifestyle expert, Tami Yamazaki, TakoKen focuses on cultivating a better understanding of Japanese culture through truly unique items, the story behind them and informative content. The New York based content-meets-curated commerce company also showcases limited edition collections of items purposefully matched together around specific themes. By celebrating the life work of Japanese artisans and small businesses, we hope to ensure the survival of hand crafts to be passed onto the next generation.