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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 bamboo and washi paper to…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

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 foliage season and they are…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

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 lacquer.

 

 

 

 

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Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Kyoto Design House (2)

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September 18, 2014

In Kyoto Design House, all the items were created combining traditional materials and techniques with modern design. For example, these funny bags : 
Or handmade iPhone cases : 
The building…

Crafts & Handmade Kyoto Design

Kyoto Design House (1)

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September 17, 2014

Recently, I’ve heard a lot about Kyoto Design House, arts & crafts store situated in central Kyoto area, so I checked it out. The shop boasts to have about…