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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

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 a place of meeting with artists.
I’m not an artist, and looking at creations of others I always feel admiration for their handwork ability. Maybe I…


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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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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 & 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 & 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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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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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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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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Autumn garden of Sennyu-ji temple

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November 21, 2014

A few days ago I went to check the garden of Gozasho building in Sennyu-ji temple, which is situated in the south-eastern part of…

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