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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Sohya Tas Kyoto (2)

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October 29, 2014

Stoles of Chiso are made of top-quality raw silk, and they have large choice of design and color. Each item is like a piece…

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Sohya Tas Kyoto (1)

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October 27, 2014

Sohya Tas is a shop established by Chiso, one of the oldest yuzen dyeing companies in Kyoto (it was founded in 1555). Originally, Chiso…

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Aiba, Kyo-uchiwa shop (2)

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October 9, 2014

The decorative patterns of Kyo-uchiwa Aiba fans include seasonal floral and animal motives.

Some fans are decorated with cut-out pictures made not from paper, but…

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Aiba, Kyo-uchiwa shop (1)

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October 8, 2014

Aiba is a long-established shop specialised in Kyoto paper fans (called Kyo-uchiwa). It was founded in 1689.

The wooden handle of Kyoto-style fans (sometimes covered…

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Nachiya, Japanese lacquerware shop (2)

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October 7, 2014

From all the lacquered objects in Nachiya shop, this one is my favourite : a kaki-shaped bowl. I really love kakis! They evoke fall…

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Nachiya, Japanese lacquerware shop (1)

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October 6, 2014

Today I’d like to take you to Nachiya, a shop specialising in lacquered tableware.
Nachiya products are made from 100% natural materials, wood and pure…

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Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co (2)

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September 30, 2014

Yokoyama Bamboo company was founded in 1919, almost a century ago. The bamboo items displayed in the shop are mainly vases, dishware and other…

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Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co (1)

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September 29, 2014

Kyoto area is famous for its high quality bamboo, and bamboo craft is one of traditional Kyoto industries. I visited one of speciality shops,…

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Keiho Ando Japanese Doll Shop (2)

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September 24, 2014

Tadahiko Ando, the third-generation master of the shop, is working hard to preserve the traditions of Kyoto dolls. I even found a doll with…

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Keiho Ando Japanese Doll Shop (1)

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September 22, 2014

Kyoto is famous for its dolls, Kyo-ningyo. Keiho Ando Japanese Doll shop has been making traditional dolls since 1903.
Entering the display room on the…

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