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

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 history. Fukujuen has recently opened a new and interesting 'workshop' (interpretive center) where you can experienc... read more

Izuju: The Best Kyoto Style Sushi in Kyoto

Izuju: The Best Kyoto Style Sushi in Kyoto
Izuju is located just across the street from the gate of Yasaka Shrine. Izuju is tiny, historic and very, very quaint. The third generation owner, Kitamura-san is very open and friendly and knows a gr... read more

Gion Hararyokaku: Historic Kyoto Shichimi Spice Shop

Gion Hararyokaku: Historic Kyoto Shichimi Spice Shop
This Kyoto shinise (historic store or restaurant) is located in Gion, just down the street from the gate of Yasaka Shrine and it is the place to buy high quality traditional Japanese spices such as sh... read more

Trying to Open Kyoto: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts ‘Fureaikan’

Trying to Open Kyoto: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts ‘Fureaikan’
Today I went to the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts at Miyakomesse. I was about to say that this is the best museum in Kyoto, but sadly I have the following frustrating and needless experience to r... read more

Kyoto ‘Biwa Hoshi’ Musician: Kyokusei Katayama

Kyoto ‘Biwa Hoshi’ Musician: Kyokusei Katayama
Kyokusei Katayama is a master of the traditional Japanese musical instrument called the biwa. The biwa is a relative of the Western lute that made its way to Japan via the Silk Road. Kyokusei Katay... read more

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono
Recently I met an entrepreneur born and bred in Kyoto but has a modern, international and novel approach to Japanese traditions such as the kimono and has recently started developing a new business ba... read more
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Sightseeing

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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...

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono Kyoto Daimonji Viewing Party at Hirosawa Pond

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

Dining

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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...

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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...

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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...

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono Kyoto 'Biwa Hoshi' Musician: Kyokusei Katayama

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

Product

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono Kyoto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi

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

Kula: Aloha Shirts Made from Vintage Silk Kimono 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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