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Get in touch with the traditions of Kyoto at [Jakukyu] near Nijo Castle

Kyo tops are made by winding colorful kimono fabrics and brocade cords around bamboo shafts. It is said that it was an elegant plaything for the ladies of the Imperial Court, and now, in the Reiwa era, it is the only place in Kyoto that has inherited the technique.

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Because they are all hand-made, they cannot be mass-produced, but palm-sized Kyo tops are reasonably priced at 550 yen each so that children can buy them. Feel free to experience the traditions of Kyoto.

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  • Jakkyu
  • 1 Shinsenen-cho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4-minute walk from Subway Nijojo-mae Station
  • Tel.075-811-2281
  • 11:00-18:00
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays
  • https://www.instagram.com/nakamura_jakkyu/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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