A select shop under the theme of “long life design”, design that continues to be loved since the olden days.
D&Department Kyoto was created by Kenmei NAGAOKA, a chairman of D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT and a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, along with students. The central theme is [long life design]. They pick up products that have been used and loved by people for many years. Identifying their unique characteristics, new products are made to enhance their lives of people today. The store also offers products made in Kyoto such as soy sauce, sesame oil, and pickles that do not have any additives.
Their nostalgia reminds us of the olden days. The designs of Japanese sake tokkuri and soy sauce containers are really simple, and they are continually loved from the past to now.
Almost all food items do not have additives. KINSE’s non-additive pickles, which are difficult to find in major shops, and SHIBAKYU’s non-additive pickles are also available. Soy sauce and sesame oil are also sold. The sesame-oil has a rare color; the sesame seeds are clear while the oil is light brown. These sesame oil’s taste is really fantastic! Please try it since they are the perfect for souvenir from Kyoto.
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These are unique guide books that introduce what is loved by the local people. Up until now, 17 regional guide books have already been released but eventually guide books for each of the 47 prefectures of Japan are planned. This is the one of the big projects of D & DEPARTMENT PROJECT. Please check the destination area that you want to visit in the future.
How to buy
- Shopping Tips -
Shop is open until 6pm, but Bukko-ji –temple, which is next to the shop, closes at 4:3o pm. After closing, you cannot enter the temple so please plan ahead.
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D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design
|Category||Zakka (miscellaneous goods)|
|Phone||+81 75- 343-3217|
|Address||397, Shinkaicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8084|
|Directions||2-minute walk from Subway Shijo Sta. (Exit 5)|
|Open Hours||10am - 6pm|
|Closed||Wed. / Dec.28 - Jan.3|
Rare and novel products are available.
|Information||Japanese, some English|
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese Only|