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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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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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Antiques & Brocante Kyoto Design

Sowgen Brocante

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July 7, 2017

When he was a child, the owner of Sowgen Brocante always had a few small stones and other precious to the child’s heart things…

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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017 – Arigato Kyoto


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Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market 2017

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April 28, 2017

I’m so glad I could pay a visit to the Kyoto Antique & Vintage Market which was held annually at the Former Rissei Elementary…

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Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu (2)

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December 22, 2014

A few more photos of Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu bamboo world..

You will be surprised to discover the variety of shapes which can be created from…

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Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu (1)

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December 19, 2014

After Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co., I’d like to introduce another company specializing in bamboo crafts, Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu.
The shop offers a large choice…

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Duce mix shop (2)

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December 17, 2014

All the goods sold in Duce mix shop are made by hand. With a space for exhibitions and periodic workshops and events, it’s also…

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Duce mix shop (1)

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December 16, 2014

Duce mix shop is situated on the 4th floor of Duce mix Building (the one just on the right side of the Museum of…

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Meotoya, cheerful porcelain shop & atelier

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December 15, 2014

While exploring Higashiyama-Sanjo area, I discovered Meotoya, a shop owned by a porcelain artist.
There is one curious detail about the shop : the artist…

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