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Introducing Takaokaya — Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto

Introducing Takaokaya — Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto
Takaokaya: Handcrafted Contemporary & Traditional Zabuton Cushions and Futon Bedding from Kyoto Since 1919 Brand Story Takaokaya is a producer of handmade zabuton cushions and futon beddin... read more

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Early Autumn Exhibition 2013: Motomasa Kurita

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Early Autumn Exhibition 2013: Motomasa Kurita
A new exhibition has opened at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, this time with works by talented young carver Motomasa Kurita. Motomasa Kurita hails from Gunma Prefecture where, having initiall... read more

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido
As preparations for Kyoto’s Gion Festival get under way, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum is offering visitors to the old capital the opportunity to admire one of Japan’s most intriguing art forms. ... read more

Kyoto’s Ghost Candy Shop

Kyoto’s Ghost Candy Shop
In Japan, summer is the season when people think about the deceased more than any other time of year. Because August 13th to 15th is the Obon Festival when spirits of the dead are believed to return h... read more

Pagong Kyoto Yuzen Dye Experience and Workshop Tour

Pagong Kyoto Yuzen Dye Experience and Workshop Tour
Pagong, a sponsor of this website, offers tours of their Kyoto yuzen dye workshop and a hands-on yuzen dye experience. Participants get to make a furoshiki wrapping cloth for one of two yuzen stencil ... read more

Pagong and Paris Collection

Pagong and Paris Collection
Pagong collaborated with fashion designer Ji Haye for her spring/summer 2011 haute couture show for Yumi Katsura. Michael: So you are back from Paris, what do you think? Kameda-san: Yes, I just ... read more
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Sightseeing

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Used Book Fair at Chion-ji Temple - Autumn

The Autumn Used Book Fair (Aki-no-Furuhon Matsuri) in Kyoto takes place every year at Chio...

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

Daimonji, or properly, Gozan-no-Okuribi is a very fascinating and unique ceremonial event ...

Dining

Pagong and Paris Collection The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

"Welcome to the world of REAL SAKE!! Have you ever tasted fruity, rich flavored sake, unpa...

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Ootoya Teishoku Restaurant (800 yen)

Ootoya Gohan-dokoro is conveniently located in the bustling Sanjo-Kawaramachi neighborhood...

Stores

Kyoto's Ghost Candy Shop Kyoto's Ghost Candy Shop

In Japan, summer is the season when people think about the deceased more than any other ti...

Pagong and Paris Collection Beautifully Frightening: Kyoto Aloha Shirt Marker Pagong's Haunted House PR Coup

Why go to a haunted house in the summer? According to Japanese culture, there is a good re...

Accommodation

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Accomodation: 'The Screen' Boutique Hotel

The Screen is a bit of an anomaly for ancient Kyoto, but a one of a kind place to stay and...

Experience

Pagong and Paris Collection Experience Processing and Making Your Own Tea at Fukujuen Kobo in Uji

Fukujuen is one of the most famous tea companies in Kyoto and has over 210 years of histor...

Museum

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Early Autumn Exhibition 2013: Motomasa Kurita

A new exhibition has opened at Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, this time with works by ta...

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum Summer 2013 Exhibition: The Work of Toun Shishido

As preparations for Kyoto’s Gion Festival get under way, Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum i...

Shokunin

Introducing Takaokaya -- Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto Introducing Takaokaya -- Handcrafted Cushions and Bedding from Kyoto

Takaokaya: Handcrafted Contemporary & Traditional Zabuton Cushions and Futon Bedding f...

京都北山林業伝統技法「本仕込」研修会 – 尾島組 京都北山林業伝統技法「本仕込」研修会 – 尾島組

私は今年も京都北山の中源株式曾社「本仕込」研修会に参加しました。このイベントでは尾島俊明氏の尾島組の「本仕込」作業を見えます。尾島俊明氏は北山の「本仕込」の事を説明した時に私はiP...

Artist

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Noh Theater Kotsuzumi Drum Performer: Naoyasu Sowa

The art of Noh theater is a complex mixture of dance, drama, music and poetry that was for...

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto 'Biwa Hoshi' Musician: Kyokusei Katayama

Kyokusei Katayama is a master of the traditional Japanese musical instrument called the bi...

Product

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi

To make this sushi, in addition to a kitchen, a woodshop is required! Masakazu Hatadan run...

Pagong and Paris Collection Kyoto Kitayama Sugi 'Meiboku' Hand Carved Chopsticks

Yesterday I was back up in Kitayama, the North Mountains of Kyoto, working on my new 'lumb...

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