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Quan Er 荃二

Add: 1 Alley 76 Wuyuan Road, near Changshu Road
Tel: 186 2165 1927
Hours: [Thu-Fri] 8-10pm [Sat-Sun] 3-10pm (closed Mon-Wed)
Price: varies
Visited: Sep 2015

I had previously told you about 荃二 (Quan Er), a tiny boutique on Changle Road filled with beautiful ceramics and other knickknacks collected from Japan. It has since moved to Wuyuan Road to a bigger and brighter space, with a charming loft design. In case you had missed the info last time, here it is again: I met 文林 (Wen Lin), one of the three shop owners, years ago through a magazine interview. A soft-spoken man from Sichuan, Wen was then the Associate Director of the lifestyle section at Bund Pic and travelled often to Japan for work. Throughout the years, he and his colleagues have accumulated an impressive collection of miscellaneous goods, and decided to open Quan Er to share this with like-minded others.

之前曾介紹過的日式雜貨店荃二,最近搬了到五原路。新的空間更大更明亮,而且還有舒服的夾層設計。跟店主之一的文林認識是在去巴黎之前,通過雜志訪問的緣故。四川人,相當安靜沈穩,跟他說說話似乎血壓都降低了。之前是外灘畫報生活版副總監的他,由于工作的關系經常去日本,幾年下來和同事們收集了不少手工藝職人的作品。想想不如開間店,分享給同樣愛好的人,于是就有了荃二。

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The shop owners select the products based on personal preference, and everything on display are things they’d happily use at home. Among their collections, there are works from famous Japanese artists like 井山三希子 (Mikiko Iyama), 花岡隆 (Yutaka Hanaoka), 三谷龍二 (Mitani Ryuji), and 巖田智子 (Iwata Tomoko), though artist names are not advertised in the shop. Instead, they prefer to have guests browse through the selection and choose base on the products themselves.

荃二陳列的都是店主們自己喜歡的東西,包括了井山三希子,花岡隆,三谷龍二,巖田智子等藝術家的作品。不過這些名字並未被標出,因爲店主們希望客人能通過隨意浏覽選出適合自己的東西,而非看了藝術家的名字後才購買。

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On this afternoon, Wen brewed a pot of Lapsang tea for us. Clean, soothing flavor, perfect for a chilly Autumn day.

我們到訪的這個下午,文林泡了壺 “桐木傳統煙熏正山小種”,是款喝起來相當幹淨溫暖的茶。這天我並沒有帶走任何陶器作品,但喝個茶聊個天,卻也是心滿意足。

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Quan Er is a zen little place worth lingering. Do note that the shop owners are quite a spontaneous bunch and may close the shop whenever they feel like, so do call to check the hours before you head over. If you are serious about buying, feel free to request their catalogue with details like artist names and prices. Happy browsing.

這個令人心靜的空間,有空時不妨來逛逛。不過店主們很隨興,有時門說關就關,建議在去之前先打個電話確認當天的營業時間。

 

荃二

地址: 上海市五原路76弄1號
電話: 186 2165 1927
營業時間: [四五] 8-10pm [六日] 3-10pm (周一-三休)
價位: 不定
造訪: 2015年9月

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