About Us

Japanese Antiques,
Arts, Retro and Vintage Collectables, Textiles, Tools & Objets d’art

IMG_3019We are a (Japanese) husband and (Australian) wife team, living the dream in the picturesque countryside of Hirafu-Niseko (powder-snow capital of the world). Cocoroya is our business, but also our life. Both coming from a design background, we love the beauty, purity and perfection of antique Japanese treasures and sharing them with our customers from all around the world.

Great friendships have been forged in our Niseko-Hirafu store with our loyal and enthusiastic patrons that frequent the store in and out of the ski season. It is always a great pleasure re-homing our extensive range and seeing the excitement on the faces of the new owners. Likewise, hearing the positive feedback from our on-line customers makes our job enjoyable and gives us the encouragement to scour Japan for more unusual and interesting antiquities.

P1130063In 2013 we introduced our immensely successful range of new hand-made Wa-bocho Japanese cooking knives. Exquisitely handcrafted near Kyoto, Japan with the same technology that the samurai used to craft their samurai swords, these knives are both beautiful and functional. Not surprisingly, their popularity is incredible.
We pride ourselves on our eclectic selection of Japanese antiques, collectables and retro items from all facets of life. We do our best to make them affordable and accessible to all. We also welcome enquiries and source items by request.

All items are described as fully and accurately as we can; please contact us if you are unsure about anything or have any questions.

We look forward to either assisting you in-store or on-line.

Family close upYuji and Susan Otani
Cocoroya
Hirafu-Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan