Downtown ArtsTraditional CraftsFeb. 05, 2016 UPDATE
Beautiful arts are created in this woodblock art studio established in 1891


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Takezasado is a long-standing wood block art studio established in 1891 originally as “Takenaka” woodblock studio. Woodblock printing is an art genre introduced in Japan about 1,200 years ago, and the techniques of this art have been involved throughout the years. Here, you will find various items made with woodblock art such as post cards and phone cases. Visit Takezasado located near Karasuma Shijo Station and check out the art works and products made with woodblocks or join them for a fun wor...morekshop (reservation is required). Online shop is also available in English allowing customers to purchase from all over the world.
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Takezasado is a place where you can find woodblock arts that have been practiced for many years. Displaying colorful and beautiful art, this shop is very unique and fun to visit. If you are familiar and interested in art, this is a must-go shop! It may be a little difficult to find at first as you will have to find a very narrow pathway from Shijo street.
Recommend !
Postcards / ¥300~ +tax
How about sending a message with these woodblock stamped postcards? These are extra heartwarming postcards that are great to send out to your loved ones while you are here in Kyoto.
Woodblock print paper
Recommend !
Woodblock print paper / ¥800~ +tax
These woodblock printed paper are versatile! We recommend using this for making custom sized book covers. Already-cut book covers are also available for purchase; however, they are only available for one size. Find a pattern you like and include it in your craft projects!
Check it out !
Calendar / ¥2,200 +tax
Various woodblock art are included in this standing calendar. This artistic calendar will be a great addition to be on your work desk, or at home. Not only will it be a much useful calendar, it can also be used as an art piece.
How to buy
Inside the shop, the items will be displayed on top of the tatami floor. Take off your shoes before stepping onto the tatami.
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Also check out their online store in English.
Takezasado Appearance Photo
Categories Arts, Traditional Crafts
Phone +75-353-8585
Address 737 Shinkamanzacho, Shimogyoku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Directions ・10 minute-walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Karasuma Station
・10 minute-walk from Kyoto city subway Shijo Station
Hours 1pm - 6pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
Notes Workshops are held every Tuesday, and first & third Saturdays at 2pm – 4pm.
Check out their website for more details.
Price range
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Credit cards Accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Unique to tourists
Information English website is available
Languages spoken Japanese, basic English
Shipping services Domestic and international shipping service available
Takezasado +75-353-8585 2/3

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