New Year's greetings with long-established "Kyukyodo" 's postcard
Creating New Year's cards is one of the characteristics of Shiwasu (December).The Oriental zodiac of 2020 is "Ne (rat)", you know.The first Oriental zodiac of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, the first New Year when the era name became Reiwa, makes me feel special.Did you make a New Year's greeting with a beautiful postcard in the new year?"Kyukyodo", established in 1663, offers incense and Japanese paper products.There are postcards with various designs from the rat of the Oriental zodiac to the motif of New Year.Email and SNS are also good, but New Year's cards delivered in the morning of New Year's Day make me happy.I think the selection of New Year's postcards is a unique view of Shiwasu (December).Kyukyodo520 Shimo-Honnojimae-cho, Teramachi Anekoji Agaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station
"Kabuki-dango" is a dumpling that I want to enjoy in Shiwasu (December) in Kyoto
In late November, a signboard "Maneki" with the names of the Kabuki actors appeared in front of the "Minamiza theatre"."THE FESTIVE KAOMISE PRODUCTION" featuring popular actors from the east and west, has also started.The mood at the end of the year in Kyoto has suddenly risen!When I think of Kabuki, I think of "Kabuki-dango (dumpling)".The color combination of brown, white and green makes this dumpling look like the curtain of Kabuki.You will be able to find it at "Fukueido" near "Minamiza theatre" and popular "Futaba Demachi" with their famous Mame-mochi.It is sold regardless of the season, but it is a dango (dumpling) that you want to enjoy along with the features of Shiwasu (December) in Kyoto.
How about taking out the "Kyoto Hotel Okura" autumn picnic lunch box?
It is a fun season to take a lunch box with you.If you want to feel a bit extravagant, why don't you have a lunch box from the hotel?I found "Autumn Holiday Bento" in Kyoto cuisine "Irifune" at Kyoto Hotel Okura.Luxurious dishes such as Japanese black beef sukiyaki style, scallop, crab dressed dish, sea urchin and tiger prawn.Taste of Kyoto such as salt-grilled tilefish and mackerel sushi.In addition, there are plenty of autumn delicacies like shimeji mushroom rice, shrimp-shaped sweet potatoes, and gingko nuts!The colorful lunch box with about 20 kinds of flavors makes me excited.It's on sale for a limited time until December 15 (Reservations required), so if you're interested, please hurry!It is recommended not only for viewing autumn leaves, but also as an accompaniment to a play or for hospitality at home.Kyoto Hotel OkuraOike, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto CityDirectly connected to Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Stationhttps://www.hotel.kyoto/okura/
Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ② Autumn leaves pattern Tenugui (Japanese hand towel) from "Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihei Shoten"
Tenugui (Japanese hand towel) is useful in various situations if you keep one in your bag.It's nice that you can enjoy it like a picture if you spread it and put it in a frame.Well-established cotton cloth shop "Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihei Shoten" main store with the Machiya Tenugui Gallery on the second floor.There are many Tenugui with lovely patterns dyed using the yuzen technique unique to the long-established cotton cloth.With a variety of designs, now is the time for autumn leaves!You will be able to see your favorite scenery such as autumn leaves and falling maples through the circular window.Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihei Shoten main store368, Anegakoji-sagaru, Muromachi-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minute walk from Karasuma Oike Subway StationClick here for Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ① Jo-Namagashi of "Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi".
Enjoy the long autumn nights ② Enchanted by the soft light of Andon (paper-covered lanterns)
It's getting dark earlier these days.Kyoto is in the tourist season.It is also a fun season to drink or listen to music at night and spend a moist time at home.Why don't you change the lighting of the room to a light and relax more?The Andon of "Suzuki Shofudo" which has a variety of Japanese paper goods has a nice external cylinder that is handmade one by one by a craftsman.With patterns of flowers and plants emerging from the soft light, it's easy to forget the passage of time just by looking at them.Click here for Enjoy the long autumn nights ① Cheers to a Kyoto-like machiya bar!Suzuki Shofudo409 and 410 Izutsuya-cho, Rokkaku sagaru, Yanagibaba-dori, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City10 minute walk from Shijo Subway Station
Look, buy and taste the autumn leaves in Kyoto ① Jo-Namagashi of "Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi"
The autumn leaves season is coming soon in Kyoto.Why don't you enjoy viewing autumn leaves a little earlier with Jo-Namagashi (Japanese sweets) that that carefully expresses the leaves dyed red and yellow?My favorite one is "Toganoo" of the Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi store.Surprisingly, the color of the momiji (autumn leaves) in the yokan (sweet bean paste jerry) changes according to the best season for autumn leaves! Toganoo is famous for its autumn leaves.It is a superb item that you will want to enjoy many times along with the autumn leaves viewing.Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi67 Enoki-cho, Nijo-sagaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto CityIt is a four-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Subway Station.
Harvest moon ② Tsukimi Dango in Kyoto looks like taro (a kind of potato) !?
We can see Tsukimi Dango (moon viewing dumprings) at Japanese confectionery shops in this season.Tsukimi Dango in Kyoto is characterized by a long thin white dango wrapped around the bean paste.The harvest time of taro (a kind of potato) is just the same as the harvest time of the harvest moon.Since taro is offered together with Tsukimi Dango, the harvest moon is also called "Imo Meigetsu (Potato Moon) ".And There is a theory that the unique shape of Tsukimi Dango in Kyoto imitates taro. The standard round moon viewing dumplings are also lined up at the front of the store.It is fun to look for something to eat at moon viewing!Click here for Harvest moon ① Let's enjoy the moon viewing event in Kyoto
When it come to Spring souvenirs, "UCHU wagashi" dried sweets are a must
Have you ever seen traditional Kyoto dried sweets made with modern designs?If you haven't, you will be surprised at those of "UCHU wagashi", the shop that made this concept its objective.This brand was launched by the designer Katsuya Kimoto.They combine traditional methods and contemporary designs, with the concept of "Japanese-style confectioneries that make people happy and excited."They have many inventive ideas, such as animals or landscapes of Kyoto as sweets shapes, and surprising flavors, such as cocoa or jasmine tea.The cute packages are also perfect as a souvenir.For more information about "UCHU wagashi" representative Mr. Katsuya Kimoto, click here"UCHU Wagashi Teramachi honten" 307 Shintomi-cho, Teramachi Dori Marutamachi Agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi5 minutes walk from the Keihan Line station of "Jingu Marutamachi"
- Kyo koma(tops) making experience
- Gold leaf stamping experience
- Tsuchi Twist Experience
- Japanese candle painting experience
- Hands-on braiding experience
- Making woodblock postcards
- Mini Japanese umbrella crafting experience
- Kyoto fan painting experience
- Denim Kyo-Yuzen-Zome Experience
- One-Day Kadou (Flower Arrangement) Experience
- Cherry Blossom Tsumami Zaiku Workshop
- Making your very own tegaki cherry blossom yuzen
- Experiencing handmade Kyoto-style confectionery
- Tegaki (hand-painted) Yuzen Experience
- Kyo Zogan Making Experience
- Scented sachet crafting experience, delivered by our craftsmen.
- Hanayui(flower head dress)Photo Plan
- KYOYAKI・KIYOMIZUYAKI Kochi painting
- Tote bag dyeing
- Tsumamizaiku [Pinching-craft] flower box making
- Mizuhiki-zaiku's flower card
- Making original mini lanterns
- Experience carving wooden covers of the stamp book