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Kohchosai Kosuga

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Selling 500 varieties of stylish bamboo items for a wide range of uses
Kohchosai Kosuga specializes in manufacturing and selling bamboo items that add a touch of elegance to everyday life. This shop’s concept is to raise the value of bamboo. The appeal of bamboo craft is expressed in a simple and stylish way through cooking utensils and interior decorating items. In particular, the spatulas of a MINOTAKE cutlery brand are a single tool that can be used for many different applications. Their unique shape is very eye-catching. The long history of using bamboo for making tools in Japan began in the Jomon period(1,400BC-300). It has been used when building Japanese-style homes and making chopsticks, but Kohchosai Kosuga has devised many new uses for bamboo. They develop products in collaboration with outside Japanese designers and a design studio in Denmark to expand the world of bamboo items, both traditional and modern. We hope you will check out these items that embody the potential of bamboo.
Original kitchen tools
Original kitchen tools / ¥756-
Original kitchen tools by Kohchosai Kosuga. Bamboo is durable and has high microbial resistance, so it is well-suited as a material for cooking utensils. There are muddlers, sugar tongs, measuring spoons, and many other items, but the rice spoons are recommended. They are used for serving rice into bowls, and you should try using one when you make rice back in your home country if you get the chance. They can also be used for stirring stir-fry meals.
Spatulas (MINOTAKE cutlery)
Spatulas (MINOTAKE cutlery) / ¥1,296-
Spatulas created by a famous designer, Mr. Makoto Koizumi. This one tool can be used for many different purposes like scooping, cutting, stirring, and more. The tip of the spatula is designed with a curve that lets you reach into the corners of jars of jam, etc. They can also be used to cut butter, or as an ice cream spoon.
Flower basket
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Flower basket / ¥2,376-
Flower baskets that take advantage of bamboo’s flexibility. Bamboo is woven into a ball and a glass flower vase is placed inside. This brand goes for simple and modern designs, so that the products will match all kinds of flowers. There are many different designs and sizes available, so try imagining where you want to put it in your house while picking one out.
Copenhagen collection
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Copenhagen collection / ¥1,620-
This tableware collection created in collaboration with the Danish design studio OeO. They mix Scandinavian design with Japanese techniques, spreading the appeal of bamboo-work around the world. The round trays in the background of the photo can not only be used for carrying things, they can also be enjoyed by using them to put accessories, or objects. These items offer superior beauty and functionality.
How to buy
Kitchen and interior decorating goods are clearly separated into different corners based on their uses, so it is very easy to figure out. You can also get a leaflet in English that carefully explains how to take care of bamboo items.
- Shopping Tips -
They offer free gift wrapping, so be sure to request it for that souvenir for someone special.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.5 goods4.0 service3.0 fun3.5
This shop sells traditional accessories made out of bamboo. All of their products don't only look good, but they are useful and last long.
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Kohchosai Kosuga / 公長齋小菅
Category Tools & Kitchenwares, Traditional Crafts
Phone +81 75-221-8687
Address 74, Nakajimacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8004
Directions ・3-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Stn. ・3-minute walk from Keihan Line Sanjo Stn.
Open Hours 10am - 8pm
Closed Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, etc. / Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English-speaking staff is always present. Not only will they help you with the tax exemption procedure, they also offer international shipping service.
Information Japanese, English
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English
Shipping services Accepted by EMS service

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