Mar. 08, 2019 UPDATE

D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design

A select shop under the theme of “long life design”, design that continues to be loved since the olden days.
D&Department Kyoto was created by Kenmei NAGAOKA, a chairman of D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT and a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, along with students. The central theme is [long life design]. They pick up products that have been used and loved by people for many years. Identifying their unique characteristics, new products are made to enhance their lives of people today. The store also offers products made in Kyoto such as soy sauce, sesame oil, and pickles that do not have any additives.
Kitchen Tools
Kitchen Tools
Their nostalgia reminds us of the olden days. The designs of Japanese sake tokkuri and soy sauce containers are really simple, and they are continually loved from the past to now.
Food Items
Food Items
Almost all food items do not have additives. KINSE’s non-additive pickles, which are difficult to find in major shops, and SHIBAKYU’s non-additive pickles are also available. Soy sauce and sesame oil are also sold. The sesame-oil has a rare color; the sesame seeds are clear while the oil is light brown. These sesame oil’s taste is really fantastic! Please try it since they are the perfect for souvenir from Kyoto.
Guide Books
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Guide Books
These are unique guide books that introduce what is loved by the local people. Up until now, 17 regional guide books have already been released but eventually guide books for each of the 47 prefectures of Japan are planned. This is the one of the big projects of D & DEPARTMENT PROJECT. Please check the destination area that you want to visit in the future.
How to buy

how to buy - D&DEPARTMENTThe number in the black circle is the age of the product. For example, the top item in the photo is identified to be 55 years old. This product was made 55 years ago.

- Shopping Tips -
Shop is open until 6pm, but Bukko-ji –temple, which is next to the shop, closes at 4:3o pm. After closing, you cannot enter the temple so please plan ahead.
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This store is inside the temple of Bukko-ji, and they sell food products and traditional Kyoto-crafts. I really like their wooden utensils, and bought a few, and they really make your dining table look different! I wish you can all find what you like, and make your life more aesthetically pleasing!
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Gold Sesami oil has smell which has been roasted. It goes well with TOFU with little bit salt. And dashi and soy souce also available, if you like to cook, it perfect to souvenir.
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D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design
Category Zakka (miscellaneous goods)
Phone +81 75- 343-3217
Address 397, Shinkaicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8084
Directions 2-minute walk from Subway Shijo Sta. (Exit 5)
Open Hours 10am - 6pm
Closed Wed. / Dec.28 - Jan.3
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Rare and novel products are available.
Information Japanese, some English
Lanuages spoken Japanese Only
Shipping services No
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