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KOJIMA SHOUTEN
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Holiday Sundays
Business time 9:00~18:00
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● Unique tradition of Kyoto lantern making
Founded about 220 years ago, Kobishiya Chūbe has long illuminated temples, shrines, shops and restaurants. Now the traditional technique of lantern making called jibari-shiki is carried on by two brothers, Shun and Ryo Kojima.
The manufacturing method consists of creating a lantern frame by bending bamboo strips into individual rings and fixing them together with hemp strings, which results in the production of tough lanterns easy to repair. As a fair amount of time and effort is put into each lantern, this method has become rare nowadays, but Kobishiya Chūbe continues to provide temples, shrines and long-established shops with high-quality lanterns.

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[006-01]Atelier visit & small lantern making experience 詳細表示

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While walking Kyoto streets, you will probably catch the sight of a paper lantern here and there... To tell you the truth, many among them are manufactured in Kojima Shoten!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~10 people
English OK
Price:
3,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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2017/06/22

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Shun Kojima

Shun Kojima

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1985 Born in Kyoto as the eldest son into a family of lantern trade, Kojima Shoten, a 220-year-old establishment.
2004 After graduating from high school, began apprenticeship under his father Mamoru.
Now he is in charge of the bamboo splitting part of the lantern-making process.
2011 Launched a new brand, Kobishiya Chube, reviving the original name of the shop and exploring the new creative possibilities of the lantern craft.
Ryo Kojima

Ryo Kojima

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1989 Born in Kyoto as the second son into a family of lantern trade, Kojima Shoten, a 220-year-old establishment.
2008 After graduating from high school, began apprenticeship under his father Mamoru.
Now he is in charge of affixing paper to the lantern frames.
2011 Launched a new brand, Kobishiya Chube, reviving the original name of the shop and exploring the new creative possibilities of the lantern craft.

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