Handle and experience a variety of unique and rare materials
that could be the inspiration to your next creation.
From local and historical traditional materials and handicrafts, to modules and products that contain the latest technology.
MTRL KYOTO and FabCafe MTRL are the setting where materials are given new value and ideas are born.
Highly functional resin fiber that enables three-dimensional molding boasting both rigidity and elasticity by utilizing the difference in melting point temperatures.
High quality PLA filament produced with the knowledge and technology unique to textile makers.
Next-generation water-based modeling material that enables new three-dimensional representations.
Glitter stringMTRL KYOTO
Lamé thread used for Nishijin textile and Tango crepe with interdisciplinary materials and manufacturing methods
Lumisis filamentFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Lumisis® filaments containing heat resistant properties light up vividly when illuminating with black light.
Yuzen LeatherMTRL KYOTO
The bumpy texture of Yuzen Leather came about by from a mishap during the trial and error process of dyeing.
Awaji Roof TilesMTRL KYOTO
Strength on the roof. Roof building materials specifically catering to the Japanese climate that can withstand seismic intensity 7.
Fiber Upcycled MaterialFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
This is a new material that is made by separating waste fibers by color and upcycling it as a raw material, giving it added value with original colors and fiber properties.
Hardwood timber from HidaFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Hida's hardwoods nurtured with the rich nature and manufacturing skills
Black Bizen wareMTRL KYOTO
A new Bizen ware that changes expression depending on the conditions of light, darkness, wet and dry.
Gold and silver threadMTRL KYOTO
Traditional Kyoto thread boasting gold and silver sparkles and color for decorating fabrics and for embroidery.
Scaffold plank used by Higashi Honganji temple & PortlandMTRL KYOTO
Shabby chic general-purpose aged wooden boards that have been used as scaffolding
Canvas made in KurashikiFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
For bags, for belts worn by sumo wrestlers, for horse saddles. Strong and beautiful canvas made in a 130 year-old factory
LEGO® Education WeDo2.0FabCafe MTRL
Blocks that give shape to ideas. A tool to realize your ideas and inspire new ones while building with your hands.
littleBitsFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
An open source library that allows you to learn about electronic circuits in a fun way, by connecting electronic circuits with magnets.
Natural paint born from water
TECHTILE ToolkitFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
A toolkit that allows you to record tactile sensations from an object or the body, and play the haptic sensation back to an object or body, thus replaying or extending the experience.
YKK fastenerFabCafe MTRL
Various fasteners that embody the technology and design of YKK, which boasts a worldwide market share
Sanchu WashiMTRL KYOTO
Japanese paper from the mountains of Hida
MESH™ – Smart blockFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Sensor blocks that can be used to design interactive devices
Nishijin OriMTRL KYOTO
Fine silk fabric from Kyoto Nishijin
Masking ColorFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Water-based paint that can be peeled off
Laminated PressboardFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Laminated pressboard with a texture and weight similar to wood
Paint for WoodMTRL KYOTO
A high-quality paint that complements the beauty of wood
Kitayama MarutaMTRL KYOTO
Kitayama Maruta lumber from Kyoto that meld together strength and beauty
Tango Silk CrepeMTRL KYOTO
Functional and delicate fabrics developed through the history and culture of the Kyoto coast
bGeigie NanoMTRL KYOTO
A mobile Geiger counter that can be connected to the internet
Human Vision ComponentsFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Sensing components that can detect your condition and send notifications
XEBEC Ceramic Stone™MTRL KYOTO
Moldable ceramic grinding stone.
Industrial Waste as MaterialFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Industrial waste that had been discarded or recycled in the process of conventional manufacturing and distribution can be repurposed as materials that represent new possibilities.
Kyo KumihimoFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Kyo Kumihimo braid made in a workshop in Kyoto Uji, is a traditional material born from the technique of braiding together more than three threads of yarn.
We also have a selection of materials that can be used with fabrication tools for building prototypes and just about anything else you can design!