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Aug. 28, 2020 UPDATE
Takezasado - 竹笹堂 -
Traveler Friendly
English website available
Information
English website available
Languages spoken
Japanese, basic English
1504 14 7.3 1 reviews
Aug. 28, 2020 UPDATE

Takezasado

- 竹笹堂 -
Traveler Friendly
English website available
Information
English website available
Languages spoken
Japanese, basic English
1504 14 7.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Takezasado - A woodblock art studio creating breathtaking pieces since 1891
Takezasado is a long-standing woodblock art studio that first opened in 1891 under the name “Takenaka."
Woodblock printing was introduced to Japan about 1,200 years ago, where it was welcomed with open arms and continually developed upon ever since.
At Takezasado, they sell various items produced with woodblock printing techniques such as postcards and even phone cases.
Located close to the Hankyu Karasuma and Shijo subway stations, Takezasado is easily accessible from downtown, so if you're in the neighborhood, drop in to check out some of their pieces and maybe even try your hand at woodblock printing yourself at one of their workshops (reservations required).
Takezasado also has an online shop in English, meaning that you can still purchase their products even after you've returned home.
1Recommend!
Postcards
Postcards / From ¥330 (tax-included)
Send a message back home with one of these woodblock print postcards! Coming in a range of designs, these super heartwarming postcards are the perfect thing to send home during your time in Kyoto.
2Recommend!
Woodblock print paper
Woodblock print paper / From ¥880 (tax-included)
Super-versatile woodblock print paper! Although not all that common in the west, one of the best things to use these pieces of paper for is making your own custom book covers. Premade book covers are also available, but they only come in one size. These awesomely designed pieces of paper can be used in a ton of different ways, so if you find one that you like, make sure to pick it up!
3Check it out!
Calendar
Calendar / ¥2,200 (excl. tax)
These very Japanese "standing calendars" feature incredible woodblock print designs. Liven up your desk at work or at home with these wonderful calendars that also double as works of art when they inevitably become not so useful.
How to buy
Inside Takezasado, all items are displayed on a tatami bamboo mat floor, so make sure to take your shoes off before stepping onto the mats and getting a closer look.
- Shopping Tips -
Also, check out the English online store
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