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My top 10 places for enjoying cherry blossoms in Kyoto

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April 20, 2018

Cherry blossom season is always very tricky. This year, it came one week earlier then last year. 3 years ago, it was over after a heavy rain.. Either you come for at least 8-10 days from late March to early April, or you gather your luck. If your timing…


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Crafts & Handmade Interiors Kyoto Accommodation Kyoto Design

“DIALOGUE”, a Kyoto crafts exhibition in an unusual setting

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March 30, 2018

Kyoto Crafts Exhibition “DIALOGUE” was held at Hotel Kanra during the week-end of 17th and 18 March 2018. Set up under the theme of…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Craft Ateliers & Workshops Kyoto Design

Explore Kyoto craft scene with Kyoto Artisans Concierge

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February 25, 2018

When I came to Kyoto for the first time back in 2009, I was aiming to visit as many temples and shrines listed in…

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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto – Arigato Kyoto


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Asahiyaki pottery shop & gallery in Uji, Kyoto

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February 11, 2018

Asahiyaki is a pottery maker with a 400-year history situated in Uji, a small city south of Kyoto which is mostly famous for Byodo-in…

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Antiques & Brocante Architecture Interiors International Travel

Museum crush : Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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February 3, 2018

I remember well my first museum crush.

It has occurred during my very first trip to Venice, when I discovered by chance the…

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10 places to visit in Copenhagen for design lovers – Arigato Kyoto


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10 places to visit in Copenhagen for design lovers

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January 26, 2018

This is the 3rd from 4 posts about my short business trip to Copenhagen last December. I arrived there with much less time on…

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Gallery A. Petersen Collection & Craft, Copenhagen

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January 18, 2018

As I wrote in one of my previous posts, during autumn months we were holding the Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen exhibition at the…

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Architecture International Travel

Copenhagen architecture wanderings

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January 1, 2018

So it’s already 2018.. Happy New Year to you all! May this year bring you only joy, love and happiness. To me, 2017 brought…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Celebrating Japan – Denmark 150 years with Design Collaborations by Lars Vejen

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November 16, 2017

2017 marks 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark. To celebrate this anniversary, Danish architect and designer Lars Vejen has designed new…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Hiyoshiya Contemporary : modern lighting by the ultimate Kyoto umbrella maker

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October 11, 2017

Established nearly 150 years ago, Hiyoshiya is actually the only producer of traditional Kyo-wagasa, Kyoto-style umbrellas. All this time, the company has been working with…

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