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This is Kyoto

Traditional industries

Kyo-Ningyo, Kyoto doll
|| Tegaki Yuzen, hand dyeing || Kiyomizu pottery
|| Kyo-shikki, Kyoto lacquerware

The history of Kyoto extends over 1200 years, and during this time many various crafts have been developed. Coupled with these artistic endeavors is a particular devotion to making objects imbued with wisdom and passion that make human life opulent. By constantly improving and perfecting their work, the artists of Kyoto create works that bear the fruit of Japanese beauty in day to day living. Today, these traditional crafts continue to be developed and are being appreciated and passed on to the next generation.

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