Expériences et Tours

Traditional Crafts

Kyoto est une ville de l'artisanat exquis et le foyer du plus grand nombre de métiers traditionnels locaux au Japon (74 catégories au total). La ville est restée la capitale du Japon pendant plus d'un millénaire, développant sa culture extraordinaire tout au long de sa longue histoire remplie de personnages créatifs et d’événements significatifs.
Le développement des industries traditionnelles de Kyoto avec leurs propres savoirs-faire et techniques a joué un grand rôle dans l'élaboration de sa culture unique. Les textiles de Nishijin, la teinture Yuzen, la poterie Kyo-yaki et Kiyomizu-yaki, les laques, les autels et les accessoires bouddhiques, les cordelettes tressées, les parapluies japonais, les éventails pliables ou les chaussettes tabi – même aujourd'hui, l’artisanat traditionnel de Kyoto est indissociable de la cérémonie du thé japonaise, de l’arrangement floral, du théâtre Nô, de la culture de Kagai, ainsi que du mode de vie japonais moderne. Les compétences et les techniques élaborées se sont répandues dans tout le pays, devenant ainsi le fondement de la culture et des traditions japonaises telles que nous les connaissons aujourd'hui.
Pendant tout ce temps, Kyoto a connu de nombreuses guerres civiles, des épreuves et des changements inévitables après le transfert de la capitale à Tokyo. Toutefois, le précieux héritage des industries traditionnelles continue d'être transmis grâce à l’habileté des artisans et à l'enthousiasme de la population locale.

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Kyo-Yuzen standard course

The standard course offers yuzen experience by SURIKOMI yuzen(brush stencil) to creat materials.

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Making chop sticks course

You can make your own chopsticks with Kitayama ceder.

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Furoshiki Wrapping course

Furoshiki is one of Japanese traditional culture to wrap something. You can learn how to use it in this course.

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Surigata-yuzen dyeing experience

Why not experience Surigata-yuzen, Kyoto’s stencil-dyeing, and make your own original works. From an array of traditional patterns, you can choose your favorite ones.

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Damascene

You will inlay pure gold and silver into a soft steel base. The craftsman will take care of the final process and ties it to a strap.

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Woodblock Printing

There are 6 woodblocks to complete one print. You print them in order and finish the work. We have 2 designs: Heian Shrine and Maiko.

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Cloisonne

Cloisonne is what colored-grass enamel is put onto a silver based owl design, and then baked at 800 degree C.Your work will be finished as a strap or pendant.

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Claybell doll

Dorei doll is a white unglazed bell doll, which is originated from ceramic doll started in Kyoto.You will paint a dorei doll and take it home with you.

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Folding fan painting

You will paint on an unfolded fan as you like. Let’s make your own fan with the scent of sandalwood.

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Shichimi Blending

Shichimi consists of seven kinds of seasonings. You will blend seven flavor herbs and spices as you like. It will be put into a bamboo cylinder.

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Incense Bag

You will blend three varieties of Japanese incense, then put the incense into a pouche made of Nishijin textile or Yuzen Chirimen fabric.

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Spinning Top Koma

Spinning top in Kyoto is made of textile.You coil cotton tapes around the base, and use a brush to coat the koma with fixative.

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Shippou

You put glass powder on the copper base, and our staff will bake your work in the oven. Your work will be finished as a key chain or pendant.

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Handweaving table center cloth

Experience weaving by traditional methods using a mini-loom. Weave a table center cloth (20cm×30cm) and take it home as a souvenir.

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Handweaving scarf

You can produce original hand-woven scarf using genuine Japanese silk. Silk scarf sized about 20cm×180cm, warm in winter and cool in summer.

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