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Kyoto Used Book Fair at Chion-ji Temple – Autumn

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 Chion-ji Temple from October 30th to November 3rd. This is one of the three annual secondhand book fairs in Kyoto and takes place on the grounds of an historic temple. There are about 200,000 used and rare book on hand and …

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Shimogamo Shrine – Summer

Kyoto Used Book Fair at Shimogamo Shrine – Summer

Even if you don’t read Japanese, you still might want to buy some Japanese books on your visit to Japan. Graphically oriented books in Japan are very beautifully illustrated and the content is well communicated, visually. If you are interested in the arts, culture, travel, or just a window into an exotic bygone era, Japanese …

Where to Buy Furoshiki in Kyoto: Karakusaya and Kakefuda

Where to Buy Furoshiki in Kyoto: Karakusaya and Kakefuda

People abroad seem very interested in the traditional Japanese furoshiki these days, and with good reason; they are beautiful, useful and help us to me more environmentally friendly. Furoshiki make great gifts for family and friends back home because they are novel, trendy, light weight, unbreakable, and relatively inexpensive. There are two furoshiki stores that …

Where to Buy Real Kyoto Knives: Shigeharu vs Aritsugu Knives

Where to Buy Real Kyoto Knives: Shigeharu vs Aritsugu Knives

Before you rush to Aritsugu to purchase your prize Japanese knife, you might want to read this article. There are several options for buying authentic, handmade Kyoto knives. Kyohamono 京刃物: Kyoto Cutlery in Cultural Context Hamono refers to all kinds of cutting tools such as chef knives, carpenter planes, saws and chisels, sculptor chisels and …

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 shichimi, sansho and ichimi. SHARE! Kyoto Support Topic: Where to Purchase Condiments, Sauces and Spices in Kyoto Gion Hararyokaku is …

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