Beautiful arts are created in this woodblock art studio established in 1891
Takezasado is a long-standing wood block art studio established in 1891 originally as “Takenaka” woodblock studio. Woodblock printing is an art genre introduced in Japan about 1,200 years ago, and the techniques of this art have been involved throughout the years. Here, you will find various items made with woodblock art such as post cards and phone cases. Visit Takezasado located near Karasuma Shijo Station and check out the art works and products made with woodblocks or join them for a fun workshop (reservation is required). Online shop is also available in English allowing customers to purchase from all over the world.
Postcards / ¥300~ +tax
How about sending a message with these woodblock stamped postcards? These are extra heartwarming postcards that are great to send out to your loved ones while you are here in Kyoto.
Woodblock print paper
Woodblock print paper / ¥800~ +tax
These woodblock printed paper are versatile! We recommend using this for making custom sized book covers. Already-cut book covers are also available for purchase; however, they are only available for one size. Find a pattern you like and include it in your craft projects!
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Calendar / ¥2,200 +tax
Various woodblock art are included in this standing calendar. This artistic calendar will be a great addition to be on your work desk, or at home. Not only will it be a much useful calendar, it can also be used as an art piece.
How to buy
Inside the shop, the items will be displayed on top of the tatami floor. Take off your shoes before stepping onto the tatami.
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Also check out their online store in English.
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At Takezasado you can find woodblock art, an art form even rare in Japan. All of the products inheriting the 1200-year history of woodblock printing are things you can only buy here. The things on sale have Kyoto-like designs, so this is a great chance to buy something for your friends back home.
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Takezasado / 竹笹堂
Category Arts, Traditional Crafts
Phone +75-353-8585
Address 737 Shinkamanzacho, Shimogyoku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Directions ・10 minute-walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Karasuma Station ・10 minute-walk from Kyoto city subway Shijo Station
Open Hours 1pm - 6pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
Notes Workshops are held every Tuesday, and first & third Saturdays at 2pm – 4pm. Check out their website for more details.
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Unique to tourists
Information English website is available
Lanuages spoken Japanese, basic English
Shipping services Domestic and international shipping service available
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