MATERIALS #Traditional

YAKUSUGI WOOD

Rare wood from millennium-old trees

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO

URUSHI (JAPANESE LACQUER)

Living with Japanese people since ancient times: A new, sustainable, recycle-friendly natural paint

  • #Bonding
  • #Coating
  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

AWAJI ROOF TILES

Strength on the roof. Roof building materials specifically catering to the Japanese climate that can withstand seismic intensity 7.

  • #Ceramic
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

YUZEN LEATHER

The bumpy texture of Yuzen Leather came about by from a mishap during the trial and error process of dyeing.

  • #Resin
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

GOLD AND SILVER THREAD

Traditional Kyoto thread boasting gold and silver sparkles and color for decorating fabrics and for embroidery.

  • #Conduction and power generation
  • #Fiber
  • #Metal
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

CANVAS MADE IN KURASHIKI

For bags, for belts worn by sumo wrestlers, for horse saddles. Strong and beautiful canvas made in a 130 year-old factory

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

SANCHU WASHI

Japanese paper from the mountains of Hida

  • #Paper
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

NISHIJIN ORI

Fine silk fabric from Kyoto Nishijin

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KITAYAMA MARUTA

Kitayama Maruta lumber from Kyoto that meld together strength and beauty

  • #Wood
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

KYO KUMIHIMO

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.

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO

TANGO SILK CREPE

Functional and delicate fabrics developed through the history and culture of the Kyoto coast

  • #Fiber
  • #Traditional
  • KYOTO
  • TOKYO