日本での一年間

April 30, 2009

Kyoto (crafts)

Filed under: Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 12:55 am

Kyoto is famous for many traditional things: traditional cuisine (such as kaiseki and wagashi sweets), geisha, and traditional crafts.

Making prayer beads

Making prayer beads. Apparently Kyoto makes all the prayer beads for the whole country.

In a fan shop. Many of these fans were over 10,000 yen (Approx. $100)!

In a fan shop. Many of these fans were over 10,000 yen (Approx. $100)!

Making the fans. It seems like a slow, meticulous job.

Making the fans. It seems like a slow, meticulous job.

You have to put a thin wooden stick in every fold to give the fan stability

You have to put a thin wooden stick in every fold to give the fan stability

Somemore of the fans for sale, with some tourists checking them out

Somemore of the fans for sale, with some tourists checking them out

Lantern shop. Many of these lanterns are made with the name of a person or company and then placed at a shrine, so that the person or company can be blessed

Lantern shop. Many of these lanterns are made with the name of a person or company and then placed at a shrine, so that the person or company can be blessed

Painting traditional pottery in a style called Kiyomizu-yaki (清水焼), as in the Kiyomiziu temple, because they make this style of pottery at the base of the hill the Kiyomiziu temple is on

Painting traditional pottery in a style called Kiyomizu-yaki (清水焼), as in the Kiyomiziu temple, because they make this style of pottery at the base of the hill the Kiyomiziu temple is on

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