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NAKANO ISUKE
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Holiday Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays (※Open every 1st Saturday)
Business time 9:00~18:00
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Passing down the Kyoto rosary-making tradition
Nakano Isuke has been producing and selling Kyo-nenju, or Kyoto-style rosaries, for the last 250 years. The large part of Japanese rosaries are produced in Kyoto, and Nakano Isuke boasts to be the leader of this industry, providing temples with rosaries which are made according to the traditional production methods defined by each Buddhist sect.
The basic 108 beads, made of linden wood or natural stone, represent each a human worldly desire. By connecting the rosary beads with fine-quality silk threads, this long-established atelier remains the unique place to faithfully pass the techniques of Kyoto rosary craft down through history.

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Price ¥1,000~¥10,000,000
Price example Rosary bracelet ¥3,000~4,000
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[017-01]Rosary bracelet making experience Show detail

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Feel the atmosphere of the rosary maker's atelier established more than 250 years ago.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~4 people
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3,300yen
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about 1 hour

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私は数珠作りを体験しました。そこは古くからの町家でした。普段見ることのない町家の内部を見学させていただき、伝統産業の歴史を感じることができました。工芸体験だけでなく、このようにその背後にある歴史を肌で感じることができる現...

[017-02]Rosary bracelet making experience (with engraved Sanskrit characters) Show detail

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Feel the atmosphere of the rosary maker's atelier established more than 250 years ago.

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Number of participants: 1~4 people
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4,400yen
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about 1 hour

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Keisuke Nakano

Keisuke Nakano

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1962 Born in Kyoto.
Became engaged in rosary production during his university years while studying under Keisei Nakano, recognized Kyoto Master Craftsman.
1994 Was appointed as the representative director of Nakano Isuke Ltd.
2006 Performed a craft demonstration in the United Nations Headquarters in New York and gave a Peace Rosary as a gift.
2012 Announced the developing of a new production series in Paris. In France, rosaries are used for preaching, to procure the peace of heart. The new series was created with the intent to reinforce the bonds between people and to encourage them to live earnestly every day.

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