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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Konjaku Nishimura, antique kimono shop

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December 11, 2014

In the area of Gion town of antiques (Furu-Monzen, Shin-Monzen and Nawate streets), there is one shop I’d like to tell you about. Konjaku…

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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Antiques & Flowers “Sorai” (2)

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December 11, 2014

At Sorai, some antiques are shown in the window display, the others are put here and there among vegetation.

 

 

 

 

The shop is situated in the…

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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Antiques & Flowers “Sorai” (1)

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December 9, 2014

Kyoto has a considerable number of unique antiques and flower shops, but did you know about the existence of some even more unusual places…

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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Utsuwa Akando (2)

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December 1, 2014

A few more photos from Utsuwa Akando. I always preferred this kind of shops off the beaten path. The problem is that they are…

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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Utsuwa Akando (1)

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November 28, 2014

Specializing in tableware, Utsuwa Akando is one of the most well-stocked shops I’ve ever seen..

The shop is in fact well-known among the professionals of…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design Kyoto Food & Drink

Kisen-koubou x Cafe green door

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November 25, 2014

In a small back street situated to the south from Higashiyama subway station, there exist a small charming shop called Kisen-koubou. Established by the…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Eirakuya, Kyoto cotton fabric trader

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November 18, 2014

Did you know that Kyoto is famous not only for its silk production, but also for cotton goods like tenugui, hand towels with dyed…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Gallery Ningyo Tomo Kyoto (3)

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November 17, 2014

To finish my story about the dolls of Gallery Ningyo Tomo, I’d like to mention some interesting points about their making process..

 
Their bodies are…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Gallery Ningyo Tomo Kyoto (2)

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November 14, 2014

The dolls of Gallery Ningyo Tomo are set in standing or sitting positions. They have faces of young children which can seem to be…

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Gallery Ningyo Tomo Kyoto (1)

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November 13, 2014

There are people who like dolls and those who don’t. The miniature human figures always bring a strange feeling that they are not just…

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