Uragu Hatch is a marvelous stationery store close to Yasaka Pagoda that has a different appeal for different people
On the street to Yasaka Pagoda, lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, is the store I’m going to introduce today, Uragu Hatch. It is a cozy and mysterious and wondrous souvenir store.
Uragu Hatch is a souvenir store mainly specializing in stationery and products only found in Kyoto. Their main store in Miyakawa-cho only sells stationery, but Uragu also sells zakka like tableware and tenugui hand towels with the concept “Thoughtful souvenirs.” The products on display in the shop are all made with utmost care, and maybe because of this you can feel a kind of warmth and relaxedness in the design of the products.
When it comes to the products of Uragu Hatch, my most favorite one has to be the tiny, tiny notepaper block called Mamemo. The minute shape and distinctive design of this main item of Uragu Hatch is charming. It’s hard to take your eyes away of the Mamemo after looking at the cute and fashionable pictures on them. Because of this mysterious charm, more and more people go to Uragu Hatch.
The owner of Uragu’s said that she wants people to enjoy the whole shop on their own terms. The distinctive pictures, the colors used in the shop and the logo, all have some meaning and make you think. This is why she wants the people who visit the store to think about the designs and choose products that fit their senses.
The products look different, and they have different charms for different people. The products of Uragu Hatch give full reign to your imagination, and that is the most charming point of the store.
Sightseeing spots like Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are a walking distance from Uragu Hatch. Uragu Hatch is a store in the heart of Gion that gives out a special charming vibe that cannot be ignored, so when you go to Gion please visit Uragu Hatch and feel the store’s appeal.