An introduction to the traditional crafts of Kyoto
So the growth of handicrafts in Kyoto was supported by the emperor, court, and the many temples of Kyoto. Some of the most famous types of handicrafts in Kyoto are Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, Kyo-shikki, Kyo-sashimono, Kyo-bamboo crafts, Kyo-zogan, and Kyo-ningyo.
You can read more about pottery in part three of this feature article, but here is a bit more about the other handicrafts:
You can find some very interesting clay dolls around Fushimi Shrine known as Fushimi dolls, and these are sometimes priced not that expensively too, so they’re nice souvenirs to get from Kyoto.