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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Hiyoshiya Contemporary : modern lighting by the ultimate Kyoto umbrella maker

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 bamboo and washi paper to…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu (2)

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 bamboo.

There is also a corner…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu (1)

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 of various daily goods made…

Interiors Kyoto Food & Drink Kyoto Sights

Fortune Garden Kyoto

October 2, 2014

Before I actually went to the Fortune Garden, I was always wondering what is in the misterious building with the inscription “Shimadzu Corporation”, situated behind the City Hall on…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Yokoyama Bamboo Products & Co (2)

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 daily goods, but the company…