ABOUT US




“Monaka” is an archaic word for the mid-autumn full moon.

An eye for gems as decorative items along with a mineralogist’s love of fine stones

inspires a truly original selection of distinctive precious stones

that are combined with sensitively chosen unique materials

and assembled into designs that bring out the inner beauty of the ornaments.

Each individual piece of jewelry is carefully handcrafted to become a treasured personal expression

that will be cherished for years to come.



Asako Hojin



Asako studied design and to be a goldsmith at Itami College of Jewellery.

After graduating she left Japan to work as a designer/maker at a fashion accessory studio in Antwerp Belgium.

She relocated back to Japan to work at a Jewellery company based in Kyoto where she was deeply involved in developing iconic products.

Then she moved on to a new career at a department store in Tokyo where she gained experience in high jewellery designing for high-profile clients and buying jewellery from overseas.

This gave her in-depth knowledge of diamonds and precious stones.

In 2012, Asako started her own jewellery brand, monk.









Awards



“The 21st Fashion Creator New Artist Award International Competition" First Prize for

Japan/ among Japanese entries (Paris, France)

“2003 Kobe Pearl Contest” Second Prize (Kobe, Japan)

”HRD Diamond Awards 2007” Selected participant (Antwerp, Belgium)





■ MONAKA aoyama

MAP

最寄駅:表参道駅A4出口徒歩2分

営業時間
11:00〜19:00
不定休
東京都港区南青山3-14-26 カーサ・セレーナ1F



■ MONAKA isetan

MAP

最寄駅:新宿三丁目駅徒歩1分 / JR新宿駅(東口)徒歩5分

営業時間
10:00〜20:00

東京都新宿区新宿3丁目14−1 伊勢丹新宿店 1F




株式会社monaka/MONAKA jewellery
3-14-26,Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo JAPAN
tel/FAX:+81-(0)3-6434-7816