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Various kinds of exquisite Kiyomizu ware in Kyoto

Yamanaka Gato - Ohara Sanzen-in/ Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE

Yamanaka Gato
If you are wondering where you can buy Kiyomizu ware, Kyoto style ceramic art, Yamanaka Gato is the place you should visit! There are various kinds of Kiyomizu ware such as kitchen utensils, tableware, tea sets and more. They are all high quality products and you can use them for long time. There are two stores in Kyoto. If you are around Kyoto Station, there is one in Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE. If you are visiting Ohara, there is another store just in front of Sanzen-in Temple...more. Both of the stores have their own characters, so if you are around there, please make sure to visit each store.
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I personally love Yamanaka Gato and their high quality products as they are all exquisite and gorgeous. My personal recommendation goes to mag cups as you can use them in the daily life for long time. I have some of their products such as rice bowls and teacups which are very magnificent in quality and have beautiful design depicted on them. All the staff are very nice and kind, so please feel free to ask any questions to them!
Kochi Hanakarakusa
Recommend !
Kochi Hanakarakusa / ¥11,000 (+tax)
Look at these beautiful colors! The size of these cups is rather big, so you may use it well for many occasions. As there are beautiful designs depicted inside of the cup, you may enjoy them every time you have a drink with this cup. The handle of this cup is thin, so it is easy to hold it. Each cup was made by craft masters, so none of them is the same. Please enjoy the beautiful colors while having a drink.
Youhen Tenmoku (Shuhai, sake cup)
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Youhen Tenmoku (Shuhai, sake cup)
These cups are for when you have “sake”, a Japanese alcohol. There are several gradation inside of the cups and each one of them are different as they are the handmade products by craft masters. It is interesting to note that the color of the cup becomes darker when you pour sake and it becomes lighter color after drinking it. These are very popular especially among Chinese customers.
Matcha tea set
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Matcha tea set
If you would like to buy a Matcha starter kit, this is what you should get! Inside of the gorgeous bag, there are a Matcha cup, bamboo whisk called Chasen, spoon and box to put Matcha powder. It is great that you can put all these things in one bag, so it doesn’t take much space when you put it in your bag. You can choose the color of the Matcha box.
Matcha cup, bamboo whisk and spoon
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Matcha cup, bamboo whisk and spoon
This is our personal recommended product as the gorgeous light green color makes the light pink flowers more beautiful. Please take a look at the flowers depicted inside of the cup as well. It is very exquisite and sophisticated, and you may want to have a Matcha tea every day with this cup!
How to buy
Please bring the items to the cashier or ask the staff what you would like to purchase.
- Shopping Tips -
If you would like to buy their products as a souvenir, please ask the staff to pack carefully so that they will wrap up more than usual.
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Yamanaka Gato - Ohara Sanzen-in/ Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE
Categories Traditional Crafts, Tablewares
Phone +81 75-754-8405 (Ohara Sanzen-in)/ +81 75-365-8693(Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE)
Address 22 Shourin-in cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto (Ohara Sanzen-in)/ Kyoto Station BLD, 901, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE)
Directions 10-minute walk from Ohara bus stop by City bus #17 and #18 from JR Kyoto Station (Ohara Sanzen-in)/ In the basement floor of Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE, just near the central concourse of JR Kyoto station (Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE)
Hours 10:00am - 4:30pm (Ohara Sanzen-in)/ 8:30am - 8:00pm (Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE)
Closed Irregular holidays (Ohara Sanzen-in)/ open everyday (Kyoto Station Building Shop Street The CUBE)
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There are some staff who speak English. There is the English brochure about Yamanaka Gato and their products (only specific products).
Information Japanese, English
Languages spoken Japanese, English
Shipping services Not accepted
URL http://www.yamanaka-gato.com/
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