Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nishiki-Market (Kyoto) ②

This is famous hardware store in Nishiki Market, "Ari-tsugu".
This store is established in 1560,a long-established store.
These are copper handmade cooking utensils,like pans with a handle,saucepans,etc.
Great deal of labors are needed to make these handmade products.
(So they're a bit expensive.)

Their works need very careful attention....

This is a pottery store.
Their colorings are lovely..

This is Japanese sweets cafe.
You can have your choice of these sweets...

So many sweets for souvenir...

This is handmade craft doll shop,"Shouki-ya".
Please look at these cats,
they are the beckoning figure of a cat displayed in shops to bring in customers.
In Japan,cats are thought to bring us good luck.
All of these dolls are thought to bring us happiness in Japan.
For example,"Red Dharma" is thought to improve our fortune,
and "Frog" is thought to bring us a long life.
Can you see big "Sushi" crafts?
They're elaborately made handy crafts.
This is like real sushi.

As you see,"Nishiki-Market" is like a treasure island.
So please visit and make a lucky find here!


Get off at Hankyu Kyoto line "Karasuma" station (Exit 16),
then walk for 3 minutes.
Nishiki Market is located near Hankyu Karasuma station (Exit 16).


  1. Amazing, Kumiko! I think the market is like an exhibition, like a show.

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    I guess they always want to entertain the visitors with their utmost efforts.

    I think it's a good place to know about Japanese food culture.
    It is an exciting place for everyone,I think.

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