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    Iida

    Beautiful cuisine by the chef fascinated with ceramics

    The chef, Shinichi Iida became enchanted by ceramics while training himself at renowned restaurants in Kyoto,Wakudenand Gion Maruyama.  “You just need to see and touch a lot of works to really understand ceramics,” he says.  Before opening his own restaurant, Iida would visit antique shops and studied pottery whenever he had spare time.  His efforts have been rewarded.  Since its opening in 2010, the restaurant has been gaining a great reputation as a place where you can enjoy wonderful cuisine in antique bowls and plates produced by famous potters like Eiraku or Rosanjin.  When Iida chooses antiques, he first considers whether they match his cuisine. “Using only Edo period (1600-1868) ceramics sometimes makes the appearance too plain.  I’d like to make my courses attractive using modern Taisho period (1912-1926) works too which have more unique designs.”  He tries to draw the most charm from each piece.  Whether you’re an antique lover or not, a pleasant time is guaranteed since you can feel the owner’s deep affection toward cuisine and dishes throughout the restaurant.

    Photo/Katsuo Takashima,Writer/Shinobu Nakai,Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,May issue,2012

    INFORMATION

    Name Iida
    Address Aneyakoji Tominokoji-nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-231-6355
    Hours 12:00-13:00 (L.O.), 18:00-20:00 (L.O.)
    Closed Irregularly
    Resevation Reservation only for lunch and dinner
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