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Apr. 07, 2020 UPDATE

ROKKAKU

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There are no English speaking staff, so try to point to what you would like.
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Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
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Apr. 07, 2020 UPDATE

ROKKAKU

Traveler Friendly
There are no English speaking staff, so try to point to what you would like.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
39 2 --- 0 reviews
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ROKKAKU – A Kyoto Hakuoshi Specialist with Cards, Letters and More for Those Special People in your Life!
ROKKAKU is a paper shop located in downtown Kyoto that specializes in hakuoshi prints.
Hakuoshi is a form of printmaking that utilizes metal foils, such as gold leaf, instead of paint. Each design is pressed and copied onto paper using a combination of a metal letterpress, heat and pressure.
Hakuoshi is an incredibly delicate technique that doesn’t easily forgive even the slightest of misalignments. That's why all of ROKKAKU's hakuoshi items are made individually by skilled artisans.
In addition to hakuoshi, some of ROKKAKU's items also use the company’s own original brand of paper called “SC Kohaku.”
Taking ROKKAKU's cards and envelopes in your hands, you’re able to get a sense of the gentle warmth unique to handmade artisanal crafts through the subtle unevenness of the hakuoshi prints.
ROKKAKU offers a range of products with varied and sophisticated designs – including maps of Kyoto, young maiko and other designs unique to the ancient capital.
Whether you want a card to send to a loved one or are simply looking for a memento of your time in Kyoto, you won’t regret dropping by ROKKAKU.
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Open Hours
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Price range
¥500~
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Shipping services
Unavailable
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