Oct. 18, 2019 UPDATE
Story & Recommendation
Over 50 convenient goods with Japanese paper appeal to you
A sign of a cute frog picture is hanging on the entrance of Suzuki Shofudo located near Kyoto subway Shijo station. They are offering over 50 original products with more than 30 patterns made of Japanese paper, Washi, such as multipurpose boxes, pasta case, and more. As the shop is renovated Kyoto townhouse, you can enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere. This shop was set up in 2008 as a showroom in order to introduce their technical skills of making Japanese paper which they have been creating for 122 years. Mainly the patterns are based on kimono, but some new goods are decorated with a lovely art like several kinds of pasta for its case. Although a way of dying the products is extremely hard and take so many times, most of these are really reasonable and useful! You would be wondering what to buy and buying a lot.
Tea cans / Small & Middle ￥1,296 | Large ￥1,620 | For coffee beans ￥2,200
A founder of the shop started the business to make a tea can originally. Inside of the can is processed by stainless steel in order to keep tea leaves fresh. The 5 types of sizes are provided, one of which is very good for coffee beans. Since some are pretty designed, it would take a lot of time to decide which ones you should buy.
Japanese paper case / Kaishi paper case / ￥2,200
Mainly, it is for putting papers in, but a size of its case is exactly suitable to put your passport. Inside of the case is made with cloth so that it will not be torn. Let’s try to bring your passport in it when you go back to your country!
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Lanterns / A type ￥3,080 | B type ￥2,200 (extra money needed for lamp stand ￥1,980 or ￥2,530 depending on a kind of lights )
It is called Andon in Japanese. Modern and traditional patterns will come out by dimly light. It may makes your room a Japanese ambience only by this! Why not select the one which matches well with your stuffs?
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Pasta case / ￥1,760
It should be catching your friends eyes if you put it on your kitchen! It is specialized for keeping some pasta! Really fashionable isn’t it? No one would realize what is in it. Since it is with a sub lid which has a small hole so as to take out pasta for just one portion, you wouldn’t boil too many pastas any more!
How to buy
If you were wondering how to use items that you are interested in, a staff who speak English and Chinese will tell you about it.
- Shopping Tips -
Since all patterns of goods are not displayed in the shop, please ask a staff if you would like to see others. They will show you as many as they have.