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Kyoto Shopping


  • Hanami-koji Higashi-iru, Shijo-dori Map It
  • Higashiyama-ku
  • Local Specialties

Updated 09/20/2013

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Monju sells authentic lacquered trays, bowls, incense holders, and tea containers. Unlike the inexpensive, plastic, faux lacquerware sold at some souvenir shops, real lacquerware has a wooden base, which is then coated with natural lacquer made from the Asian sumac tree. Gold and silver powder is used in the more lavish maki-e lacquerware. You can even buy chopsticks with their own carrying case to use instead of the disposable ones supplied in restaurants. This shop is on Shijo-dori in Gion.

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Hanami-koji Higashi-iru, Shijo-dori, Kyōto, 605-0084, Japan

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  • Fri.–Wed. 10:30–7:30

Updated 09/20/2013


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