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    Ito Kumihimo-ten

    Japan’s only shop specialized in kumihimo braiding

    Ito Kumihimo-ten is said to have been established in the early 19th century and is the only shop today in Japan that specializes in kumihimo, or traditional Japanese braiding.  There are a variety of traditional techniques of how to braid, for tying boxes of tea ceremony utensils, a net-like small bag for storing ceramic and glasswares, etc.  Ito Kumihimo-ten offers all kinds of traditional Japanese braids and people involved in classical art, such as tea ceremony, incense ceremony, noh theatre play, visit here to find special braids for their specific purpose.  The shop’s interior is full of the beautiful colors of silk braids, which truly capture the Japanese sense of beauty.  They can cut and sell braids for each order or you can order a custom-made original braid.  Think about items you have at home and choose the best braids that match each piece.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,May issue,2012

    INFORMATION

    Name Ito Kumihimo-ten
    Address Teramachi-dori Rokkaku-kado, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075‐221‐1320
    Hours 10:30-18:00
    Closed End & beginning of the year
    Resevation
    URL http://www.itokumihimoten.com
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