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Traditional bamboo craft in modern Japanese lifestyle
Japanese art of bamboo weaving and plaiting takes full advantage of the strength and flexibility of bamboo strips to produce high-quality baskets. Meet the artisan who went further and challenged himself to create elegant bags using the traditional basket-making technique. The various processes involved in the creation of a hand-woven bag, such as bamboo splitting, weaving, lacquer applying and sewing, are all done by one person with a scrupulous attention to detail. It is said that it takes 3 years to learn how to split bamboo properly: mastering the Japanese weaving and plaiting techniques requires long-time training and effort. 8 basic ways of bamboo weaving unfold into infinite variations of shapes and patterns.

[001-01] Experience of making woven bamboo coasters . Show detail

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Watch how a piece of cut bamboo gradually becomes a handwoven bag. And participants will try their hand at weaving "coasters" using " Madake," a famous bamboo in Kyoto, guided by a craftsman specialized in bamboo crafts of Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
It takes about 6 months for delivery of special orders such as bags.
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Price:
6,500yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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As part of my Surviving Hands project, I visited a couple of artisans in Kyoto. Kyoto Artisans Concierge helpe...

SHIOMI UCHIWA
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Business hours 10:00~18:00
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Kyoto round fans, elegant touch of freshness
Kyoto round fans, called Kyo-uchiwa or miyako-uchiwa, enjoy great popularity for their fine and elegant appearance. With sophisticated designs incorporating different craft techniques like openwork or woodblock printing to enhance decorative elements, Kyo-uchiwa tends to add a fresh touch of colour to any interior. The ribs and handles of Kyoto round fans are made separately in a style called sashie : about 100 bamboo ribs are arranged radially by hand, and the handle is attached at the end of the process. Every year, Shiomi Dansen carries out the production of more than 200 varieties of fans with traditional designs and handles of all kinds.

[004-01] Entry-level :Visiting the Kyo-Uchiwa Atelier & Shopping. Show detail

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The Kyo-Uchiwa is a traditional craft that has been handed down through the traditional techniques. They are used as daily necessities that are also suitable for modern sensibilities.

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Number of participants: 3~8 people
Negotiable on Saturdays
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Price:
2,000yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[004-02] Experior level tour :Atelier tour and Watermarked Uchiwa making experience  Show detail

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Decorate a round fan with Japanese paper cutting technique.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 3~8 people
Negotiable on Saturdays
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Price:
4,500yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour
Holiday Mondays & Tuesdays
Business hours 11:30~18:00
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The last standing spinning top maker
In Momoyama period (1568-1600), imperial court ladies used to wind bright-colored kimono fabric strips around a bamboo rod to make a “tatami room spinning top”, the ancestor of modern Kyo-koma, or Kyoto spinning top. The craft of spinning top making has long flourished, but now Jakkyu remains the only place in Kyoto to carry on this unique tradition. No edged tools are involved in Kyo-koma shaping process: flat cotton strips dyed in vivid colors are rolled around a bamboo rod using only fingers. Even today, elegant Kyoto spinning tops are popular for their beautiful smooth rotation.

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How about a rare experience of making of an original colorful Kyoto spinning top in a studio situated just near Nijo Castle?

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~4 people
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Price:
4,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

KOHO Nishiki Textile Studio
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Business hours 9:00~17:00
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The beauty of Nishiki created through orchestrated effort of numerous craftsmen
Since ancient times, Nishiki-ori, Kyoto silk brocades woven with gold, silver and multi-colored threads, have been valued for their luxurious appearance. KOHO Nishiki Textile Studio undertakes the restoration of precious ancient textiles and conducts a thorough research about the traditional weaving techniques, from the silk cocoons processing to the tools and weaving equipment. Nishiki textiles are created through the combined skills of numerous craftsmen, involving not less than 70 various processes. The works of the textile artist Koho Tatsumura are characterized by a stunning luminous three-dimensional effect and are called “The Weaving of Light” overseas.

[009-01] Entry level Visit and shopping for Nishikiori art works (With special offers) Show detail

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Visit a textile studio and get acquainted with genuine Nishiki brocades, the pinnacle of Japanese silk weaving art.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~8 people
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Price:
1,500yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[009-02] Nishikiori workshop tour and weaving experience (Plain weaving) [With special offer]. Show detail

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How about a genuine hands-on experience of Nishiki brocade weaving, the pinnacle of Japanese silk weaving art?

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
3,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[009-03] Nishikiori workshop tour and Nishiki-ji ( Japanese twill weaving) experience [with special offer]. Show detail

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Enjoy a genuine hands-on experience of creating your own unique silk brocade accessory!

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~3 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[009-04] Nishikiori workshop tour and Nishiki-ji (Foil twill hand weaving) experience. Show detail

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Feel like an apprentice. How about the special experience of weaving foil, something you can't do anywhere else?

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
9,000yen
Time Required:
about 2.5 hours

[009-05] Nishikiori workshop tour and Nishiki-ji (Foil twill hand weaving) experience. Show detail

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Feel like an apprentice. How about the special experience of weaving foil, something you can't do anywhere else?

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
33,000yen
Time Required:
about 2.5 hours
Holiday Irregular holidays
Business hours 10:00~17:00
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Nishijin Tsuzure-ori: delicate painting-like brocade weaving
Have you ever heard of Kyoto nail-scratching tapestry weaving technique? Artisan sharpens his fingernails into a saw-tooth shape and uses them like a comb to create a relief brocade pattern. This technique is very advanced and time consuming — even the most skillful and experienced craftsman spends the whole day to weave only a few centimeters of textile. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn from the master craftsman Kikuo Hirano about Tsuzure-ori weaving and get some insights into the art of color arrangement.

[011-01]Experior-level Atelier visit & Hand Woven Yarn Spool Lampshade Making Experience (lampshade) Show detail

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This program will guide you to make a yarn-wrapped lampshade using about 150 colors of "silk threads" in extremely vivid colors.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
In case of 4 participants, please contact us.
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Price:
4,800yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[011-02] Experior level Atelier visit & hand-weaving accessory making experience. Show detail

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TSUZUREORI has the longest history of all the Nishijin textiles and is also known as the art of nail weaving.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~6 people
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Price:
5,200yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[011-03]Atelier visit & loom weaving experience Show detail

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
6,300yen
Time Required:
about 3 hours

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What a great resource to connect travelers w local artisans!

[011-04] Experior level Atelier visit & Reeling threads type Lampshade making  Show detail

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Become a fan of Tsuzure-ori tapestry weaving by meeting and talking to Kikuo Hirano, the distinguished expert in his field decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award!

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~2 people
In case of 4 participants, please contact us.
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Price:
8,000yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

NAKAMURA ROSOKU
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Holiday Sundays & public holidays; also every 2nd & 4th Saturday from January to September
Business hours 9:00~17:30
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Delicate handmade candlelight
In Kyoto, where the headquarters of all the Buddhist sects are located, handmade warosoku (Japanese candle) production is a highly valued traditional craft. Due to the vegetal origin of materials (warosoku are made from haze tree wax, washi paper and vegetal fibres), they don’t release oily smoke or soot while burning. Nakamura Rosoku, Japanese candle maker since 1887, is still following the traditional method of shaping candles one by one with the help of a wooden mould and applying the last coat of melted wax by hands. Warosoku made by this technique are appreciated for their bright shimmering flame.

[012-01] Entry level Japanese candle studio tour and shopping Show detail

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Artisans have also preserved the traditional techniques and beauty of Japanese candles for more than 125 years, and visitors will be guided through the fascinating process of making them.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
1,800yen
Time Required:
about 0.5 hour

[012-02] Experior level Atelier visit & candle making experience Show detail

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Enjoy your visit to the atelier of the Japanese candle maker which was even used for a TV drama shooting and learn everything you wanted to know about Japanese candles. Then go further and try to make your own candle!

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
Negotiable on Sundays and Saturdays
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Price:
3,600yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

HIYOSHIYA
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Holiday Saturdays, Sundays & New Year's holiday
Business hours 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.

[013-01-01] Entry Level Atelier visit & miniature umbrella making experience Show detail

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Enjoy creating wonderful memories of your trip while learning the history of Japanese umbrella from the only maker of traditional Japanese umbrellas in Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~10 people
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Price:
4,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[013-01-02] Entry Level Atelier visit & miniature umbrella making experience Show detail

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For single travelers : Enjoy creating wonderful memories of your trip while learning the history of Japanese umbrella from the only maker of traditional Japanese umbrellas in Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
7,200yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[013-02-01] Experior level Atelier visit & mini Kotori making experience Show detail

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

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~10 people
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Price:
9,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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

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Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
13,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

KOSHUN-GAMA
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Holiday Sundays & public holidays (inquire in advance)
Business hours 9:00~17:00
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The appeal of bright-coloured Cochin ware
In Hiyoshi, Kyoto area famous for the distinguished ceramics production, Koshun-gama has been producing impressive vibrant-coloured Cochin ware for three generations. A wide variety of items—everything from tea utensils to casual tableware—is created here using icchin, or tube lining decorating technique. The edges of patterns are defined with the relief lines made by squeezing soft clay through a nozzle. After applying a colored glaze, the low-temperature firing takes place, bringing out the distinctive Cochin ware colours. All the processes are performed by the same artisan, who is willing to create new order-made items.

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Koshun-gama is the only place in Japan where you can experience Cochin porcelain painting! (According to the investigation by Fureaikan)

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~8 people
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Price:
6,000yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours

[014-02] Entry-level Atelier visit & Itchin pottery experience Show detail

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One of the charms of ichinmori is the bulky tactile sensation when you hold it in your hand.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~8 people
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Price:
6,000yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours

SHUNZAN-GAMA
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Business hours 9:00~18:00
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The inherited techniques of Kyoto-style pottery
Shunzan-gama is a third-generation pottery maker located in Sennyu-ji temple area which has long been abundant in kilns. The studio has inherited the distinguishing style of Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743), a potter active in the middle of the Edo period. The works of Shunzan-gama are well known for their characteristic flower designs completely covering the surface which still preserves the tenderness of soft clay. The studio creates the earthenware adapted to the modern lifestyle, mastering the colorful painting and openwork carving techniques of Kyoto-style pottery cultivated through its 100-year-old history.

[016-01-01] Exterior level Pottery visit & Raku , Glaze painting, and Firing experience [2-4 persons]. Show detail

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Specially designed plan to have your original artwork kiln-fired . No need to worry about shipping.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[016-01-02] Exterior level Pottery visit & Raku , Glaze painting, and Firing experience [1person]. Show detail

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For single travelers: Specially designed plan to have your original artwork kiln-fired . No need to worry about shipping.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
9,800yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[016-02-03] Exterior level Pottery visit and Ogata Kenzan (Molding) copying experience [2-4 persons]. Show detail

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Ogata Kenzan was a famous potter and painter of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[016-02-04] Exterior level Pottery visit and Ogata Kenzan (Molding) copying experience [1persons]. Show detail

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For single traveler : Ogata Kenzan was a famous potter and painter of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
9,800yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[016-03-05] Exterior level  Pottery visit and Ogata Kenzan (Painting) copying experience [2-4 persons]. Show detail

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Ogata Kenzan was a famous potter and painter of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[016-03-06] Exterior level  Pottery visit and Ogata Kenzan (Painting) copying experience [1persons]. Show detail

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For single traveler : Ogata Kenzan was a famous potter and painter of the Edo period (1603 - 1868).

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~1 people
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Price:
9,800yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour
Holiday Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 9:00~17:00
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Sacred purity of unfinished wood
The studio is specializing in woodworking, producing furnishings and votive objects for Shinto shrines and religious ceremonies. Ceremonial implements are generally made of unfinished wood without any lacquer coating. Beautiful white-grained hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood is believed to represent the concept of purity so important in Shinto religion. Sometimes artisan even purifies himself and puts on white clothing before starting to work. The impressive array of assembled woodwork planes can tell you a remarkable story of Kyoto traditional wood joint-making and bending techniques.

[018-01] Entry level Experience the Japan’s indigenous religion rooted in the Japanese society. Show detail

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Don't miss a rare chance to enter the hidden world of Shinto ritual articles maker which supplies the shrines and festivals not only in Kyoto, but also all over the country.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~6 people
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Price:
2,200yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour
Holiday Every 2nd Saturday, Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 9:00~18:00
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Rich glow of gold brocade
At Orisho Hirai, silk threads are intertwined with gold threads and woven into splendid gold brocade priest robes. According to the Nishijin weaving tradition, the umebata loom is installed below ground level to create the perfect condition for weaving—humidity softens the silk threads, making them easier to deal with. Kyoto traditional technique called hikibaku consists of affixing gold leaves on a sheet of washi paper with lacquer, cutting it into extremely thin filaments (about 0.3 mm) and weaving the obtained gold threads into the silk fabric for the luxurious three-dimensional effect.

[019-01] A visit to a traditional textile gold brocade factory Show detail

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Listen to the sounds of traditional handloom and feel the particular atmosphere of the atelier producing handwoven gold brocades.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
3,300yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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Our visit to the Atelier of Orishao Hirai was the most memorable experience, and was one of our most favourite...

Holiday Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 10:00~17:00
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The supervisor of fine yuzen kimono making

Kyo-tegaki-yuzen dyeing is produced by thoroughly fragmented division of labour and involves up to 15 various processes. Sairin(Tomihiro Senko) is mastering all these sophisticated processes to create high-quality order-made products. The atelier is excelling in a special technique which consists of using a paintbrush instead of a writing brush for the deepest penetration of dyes into the fabric. Sairin(Tomihiro Senko) is an experienced supervisor of all the kimono-making processes and provides fine goods for the Imperial household. Familiar with the traditional patterns and designs, the atelier is also known for the production of elegant miscellaneous Japanese-style textile goods.

[022-01 ]Atelier visit & hand-painted Kyo-yuzen (Souvnir included) Show detail

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How about trying your hand at hand-painted yuzen using real Kyo-yuzen dyeing techniques? Recommended for those who wish to have just a short hands-on experience. ※You can't take home your craftwork.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~3 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[022-03]Atelier visit & Pure silk Fukusa- basami making workshop (Shipped at a later date) Show detail

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Let's make an original pure silk fukusa basami (tea ceremony pouch) using real Kyo-yuzen dyeing techniques.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 1~3 people
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Price:
25,000yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour
Holiday Irregular holidays
Business hours 9:00~18:00
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Elegant patterns created with tie-dyeing technique

Established in the precincts of Kandaijin shrine in 1932, Atelier Morimoto is specializing in tie-dyeing. Through the division of labour, the atelier is consistently carrying out all the stages of dyeing process, from designing patterns to colouring. Dyeing is performed with the technique that consists of tying the parts of the cloth which are not to be coloured before dyeing it in different colours (resist dyeing). The atelier is famous for its high-quality dyed goods such as wedding futons decorated with flower and landscape patterns, which require mastering Kyo-kanoko-shibori technique representing the essence of Kyoto tie-dyeing tradition.

[023-01] Entry Visit Atelier visit & handkerchief dyeing workshop (<span class="italic">itajime-shibori</span> technique) Show detail

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Enjoy a tie-dyeing workshop under the guidance of a traditional master-craftsman and make your own unique souvenir from Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
2,200yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[023-02] Entry Level Atelier visit & handkerchief dyeing workshop (<span class="italic">kukuri-shibori</span> technique) Show detail

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Enjoy a tie-dyeing workshop under the guidance of a traditional master-craftsman and make your own unique souvenir from Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
2,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Matsui Shuzo
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Holiday Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 9:00~18:00
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The oldest traditional sake brewery in central Kyoto
Established about 280 years ago, this oldest and full of history sake maker in central Kyoto continues to protect the tradition of sake brewing. Close to Kamogawa river and surrounded by mountains, the brewery is located in a rich natural environment highly favorable to the creation of numerous aromatic brands of sake. Kyoto underground water and locally grown rice are used as ingredients for brewing premium sake best suited for exquisite Kyoto cuisine. While preserving traditional techniques, the brewery progressively introduces modern technology, such as use of solar panels or temperature control equipment.

[028-01]Sake brewery visit & tasting ( With a square wooden cup.) Show detail

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Visit the oldest sake brewery in central Kyoto and taste some of its products.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~20 people
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Price:
3,300yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

Watabun (Orinasu-kan)
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Holiday Monday
Business hours 10:00~16:00
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Discover the History of Nishijin Textiles in a Kyoto Townhouse.

Founded in 1906, Watabun is a long-established company that carries the tradition of “Nishijin brocade” into the present.

It is located in the Nishijin textile district, which is supported by labor division of yarn dyeing, warping, and hand weaving.

Orinasukan is a “weaver’s house,” an architectural style unique to Nishijin in which the workplace and residence are combined into a single structure.

Feel the breath of history of Nishijin, the city of Kyoto, with its traditional Kyoto machiya houses and cobblestone streets.

 

[030-01]Atelier visit (with a souvenir included) Show detail

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Enjoy your visit to a long-established Nishijin brocade shop with a more than 100-year history.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~15 people
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Price:
2,200yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[030-02]Handloom weaving experience (with a souvenir included) Show detail

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Enjoy your visit to a long-established Nishijin brocade shop with a more than 100-year history.

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Reservation deadline: 5days before
Number of participants: 2~6 people
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Price:
6,600yen
Time Required:
about 2.5 hours
Holiday Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays
Business hours 9:30~18:00
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Silvery gloss created by careful polishing
Silvery gloss is the greatest feature of Kyo-gawara, the tiles that cover the roofs of temples and shrines. Kyoto tiles are made from high-quality clay, polished with a metal spatula until they are shiny and fired in a kiln at a high temperature. Asada Kawara is the only factory which still produces Kyoto tiles by hand. Onigawara (ridge-end tiles bearing the face of a demon), an indispensable element of traditional buildings, are reproduced here for restoration purposes after a thorough research about their style, materials and production method.

[038-01-01] Experior level Atelier visit & Shoki-san making experience (7~12person) Show detail

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Learn about Kyo-gawara production from 3rd generation master craftsman, the last maker of traditional handmade tiles.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 7~12 people
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Price:
12,000yen
Time Required:
about 3.5 hours

[038-01-02] Experior level Atelier visit & Shoki-san making experience (4~6person) Show detail

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Learn about Kyo-gawara production from 3rd generation master craftsman, the last maker of traditional handmade tiles.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 4~6 people
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Price:
15,000yen
Time Required:
about 3.5 hours

[038-01-03] Experior level Atelier visit & Shoki-san making experience (1~3person) Show detail

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Learn about Kyo-gawara production from 3rd generation master craftsman, the last maker of traditional handmade tiles.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~3 people
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Price:
22,000yen
Time Required:
about 3.5 hours

Kawai Studio
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Business hours 10:00~17:00
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Modern Folk Craft ceramics
Kawai studio was founded by Takeichi Kawai, the nephew of Kanjiro Kawai, a prominent potter and key figure of Mingei movement. Pottery created here is both functional and decorative, keeping Mingei philosophy alive. Raised in Kawai family, the actual 3rd-generation Master potter Akiteru Kawai is the heir of the folk craft tradition. Usually, Kyoto pottery is produced by the division of labour, but in order to maintain the uniform style of his works, Akiteru handles all the steps of pottery making himself. Crafting a vast range of pottery from tea bowls to tableware and flower vases, he is passing down the heritage of Japanese folk craft to the future generations.

[040-01]Atelier visit & a cup of matcha tea Show detail

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Enter the world of a young folk craft potter

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
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Price:
6,000yen
Time Required:
about 0.5 hour

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Enter the world of a young folk craft potter

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~6 people
In case of 3 or more participants, the time required for the experience can become longer.
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Price:
12,000yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

Kyo-karakami Maruni
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Holiday Mondays,Sundays,Public holidays, New Year's holidays, Obon holidays
Business hours 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.

[041-01] Entry level 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: 1~6 people
Day : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Price:
4,800yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

[041-02] Experior level 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: 1~4 people
Day : Wednesday, Thursday(every other day), Friday(every other day)
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Price:
8,600yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour
Business hours 9:00~17:00
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Kyoyaki / Kiyomizuyaki pottery Touan was founded in 1922 at Higashiyama Sennyuji Temple in Kyoto. There are approximately 20 craftsmen working on the molding and painting in the main pottery studio.

Touan  is characterized by its vivid colors and unparalleled strength.  Kiyomizuyaki is known for its “overglaze painting,” but  Touan uses “underglaze painting,”

The fourth generation of Yoshiaki Dobuchi, now the head of the pottery, developed and established “Hana Kessho-Krystal,” which can be enjoyed in a wide variety of crystal forms.

( Source from the company’s website )

Among the pottery class experiences offered at the Toan , we focuses on programs for beginners.

[043-01] Entry Level Studio visit and unglazed pottery painting experience I Show detail

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This is a program for beginners to pottery making at a pottery studio. The studio is located in the Higashiyama area, which is also close to Sennyuji Temple, Tofukuji Temple, Chishakuin Temple, and other famous sightseeing spots.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~15 people
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Price:
2,000yen
Time Required:
about 0.5 hour

[043-02] Entry Level Studio visit and unglazed pottery painting experience Ⅱ Show detail

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Visitors can choose from a selection of sample finishing glazes. Let's try our hand at making quaint earthenware!

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~15 people
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Price:
3,000yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[043-03] Entry Level Studio visit and unglazed pottery painting experience Ⅲ Show detail

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This course offers a unique "underglaze painting" method, which involves coloring before applying the glaze. By using special paints for underglaze painting, you will be able to create elegant and colorful wares.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~15 people
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Price:
4,400yen
Time Required:
about 1 hour

[043-04] Entry Level Studio visit and wheel molding by hand Show detail

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About 700 grams of clay is used to form the vessel using a hand-cranked wheel.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 1~15 people
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Price:
4,400yen
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour