Buy ceramics originating from Kyoto to decorate your dining table right in front of Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kyo-Kiyomizuyaki Asahido is located outside the gate to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This store mainly carries Kiyomizu-yaki and Kyo-yaki, two types of ceramics which are representative of Kyoto. In addition to ceramics the store specially ordered from artisans, you can also buy traditional crafts sourced from all over Japan. With fine articles selected with a good eyes cultivated their founding. it offers only the highest quality items from both famous artists and up-and-coming artists alike. They carry a selection of crafts to meet a wide range of needs, from tableware for everyday use to high-class lacquerware and tea utensils, so it is the kind of store you can just drop by casually. The store has two floors, with mainly ceramics made using the Kiyomizu-yaki and Kyo-yaki techniques on the first floor, while traditional crafts gathered from all over Japan are displayed and sold on the second floor. Near the entrance on the first floor, there are various cups, dishes, and tea bowls for everyday use on sale for reasonable prices around ￥1,000-, and you may find yourself wanting to buy more than you expected. Further inside, there are high-class ceramics displayed like fine jewels. So you may be nervous about touching them, but feel free to pick up those that are permitted to be held! On the second floor, there is a collection of first-rate items you won’t see anywhere else, including Arita-yaki, a prominent style of ceramics from Saga Prefecture. The name Kiyomizu-yaki comes from the fact that it was first made near the entrance to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, so it makes a great souvenir of a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.