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Enrich your experience by learning about those who are carrying on tradition and developing a new culture.


  1. What is most important in making the maintenance and utilization of a cultural property compatible with each other?

  2. Looking Forward to Next Year's Gion Matsuri Festival – A Father & Son's Insider Story on the Festival Float's Musical Tradition

  3. Kyo-wagasa Umbrellas: Their Beauty is the Result of Over a Thousand Years of Innovations

  4. A Tasteful Meditation: Reconnect with Your Senses at a Zen Temple

  5. Kiyomizu-dera Temple in the New Era: Bringing Culture and Sincerity Together for an Era of Peace

  6. Beyond “Delicious”

  7. Moving to Kyoto for the second time: A Café Manager’s Perspective on the Potentials and Values of a Place

  8. Rokusei Owner-Chef, Hiroyuki Horiba: In Search of the Elegant Gastronomy of the Court

  9. Kyo-sensu Fan Shop Owner, Rie Ohnishi: Life & Craft, a Day at Ohnishi Tsune Shoten

  10. Urushi Lacquer Refiner ,Takuya Tsutsumi : Cruising the Streets on a Lacquered Skateboard

  11. Oke Artisan, Taichi Kondo: The Encounter with the Living National Treasure at Age 29 Paved His Way to Becoming a Japanese Cooper

  12. Bamboo Artisan, Hiroaki Nakagawa: The Not-so-Obvious yet Solid Role that Bamboo Plays in Japanese Culture

  13. Yuzen Textile Dyeing Artist, Sachi Manabe: A New Potential of Yuzen Drawn in Bright Colors

  14. Robes chiseled by a Buddhist sculptor: Gakyu Miyamoto”

  15. Young Stewards of Kyoto’s Ryokan: Noriko Mabuchi

  16. Young Stewards of Kyoto’s Ryokan: Masayo Ono

  17. Young Stewards of Kyoto’s Ryokan: Momoka Matsui

  18. The World of Japanese Painting with Ayuko Sadaie

  19. Mio Heki: Kintsugi Artist and Urushi Master

  20. Kurahashi Yoshio: Shakuhachi Master