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HIYOSHIYA
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Holiday Saturdays, Sundays & New Year's holiday
Business time 10:00~17:00
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The ultimate protector of Kyoto-style umbrella tradition
Established more than 100 years ago, Hiyoshiya is actually the only producer of Kyo-wagasa, traditional Kyoto-style umbrella, which plays an important role in various cultural events such as outdoor tea ceremonies, Noh and Kabuki stage performances, as well as solid and rustic umbrella for general use. Kyo-wagasa, made from carefully selected bamboo and washi (Japanese paper), is held in high esteem in Japan and overseas. Recently, Hiyoshiya has also been actively designing and producing new lifestyle products, such as lighting equipment, using traditional umbrella-making methods and techniques.

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Price ¥5,000~¥60,000
Price example Pendant light ¥20,000
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[013-02-02] Experior level Atelier visit & mini Kotori making experience Show detail

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For single travelers : Kyo Wagasa" as a new Japanese-style decorative Illumination equipment for daily necessities!

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
13,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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Kotaro Nishibori

Kotaro Nishibori

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Fifth-generation president of Hiyoshiya, the only manufacturer of Kyoto-style Japanese umbrellas.
Was born in Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture.
Upon his return to Japan after studying in Canada, he began working as an interpreter in the City Hall. Falling under the charm of Kyoto-style Japanese umbrella, he left his job to become an umbrella craftsman in Hiyoshiya, the family business of his wife’s parents.
In 2004, he became the company’s fifth-generation president.
Set "Tradition is a product of successive and endless innovation" as the company’s philosophy and is currently pursuing internationalization actively developing new products that adopt the structure and technology of traditional Japanese umbrellas.
He is also building collaborations with long-established companies.

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