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Kyo-karakami Maruni
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Holiday Mondays,Sundays,Public holidays, New Year's holidays, Obon holidays
Business time 10:00~17:30
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Karakami paper that adorns Shinto shrines, Buddist temples and tearooms

Simply put, Kyo-karakami is a type of woodblock print which uses printing blocks hand-carved on magnolia wood with traditional patterns passed down from ancient times. It is produced by a traditional method where coloring materials called kira (mica) and gofun (white pigment) are added to its surface, and the design is copied with the palm of the hand by overlaying it onto washi paper or torinoko (lustrous and smooth paper) one sheet at a time. To this day, Maruni continues to use printing blocks from the Tempo Era (1830-1844) and protects the patterns, coloring materials, tools, and traditions of old.

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Interpreter:not necessary
Other language Pamphlet:× 
Interpreter:necessary

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Price ¥300~¥50,000円
Price example Karakami Stamp ¥1,100(Tax not included)~
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Tour list

[041-01] Atelier visit & KARAKAMI KIT experience Show detail

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You will print postcards using a small-scale printing “KARAKAMI KIT”.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~12 people
Day : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Price:
4,050yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[041-02] Atelier visit & small-scale karakami printing workshop Show detail

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This course gives you an opportunity to tour the atelier where the karakami is printed and to try your hand at authentic woodblock printing.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Day : Wednesday, Thursday(every other day), Friday(every other day)
English OKCredit card OK
Price:
6,450yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Craftsman profile

Kazunori Nishimura

Kazunori Nishimura

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Born in Kyoto.
Fourth-generation master craftsman of Maruni

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