Karacho Shugakuin Kobo

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    Karacho Shugakuin Kobo

    Traditional Kyo Kara-kami paper bringing elegance and sensitivity to your correspondence

    Kyo Kara-kami is a technique for making woodblock-printed washi (traditional Japanese paper) using the pigments mixed with Kira (mica).  It has been used mainly to make fusuma (sliding doors).  Karacho was established in the 17th century and is the only Kyo Kara-kami studio today.  They offer not only traditional fusuma and ryoshi (designed paper for writing) but also modern items such as postcards, letter sets and coasters.  Their Kara-kami designs are printed on kozo-gami (a type of washi paper made with kozo tree fiber) paper with Kira (mica), which adds beautiful soft shades to the designs.  Karacho designs for each of the four seasons such as Korin Onami for autumn.  A growing number of their customers are interested in their modern items saying that they can convey what they feel with more sensitivity than emailing from computers or sending messages on mobiles.  Karacho designs take its root from the Celtic designs of more than 5,000 years ago.  Choose a card for somebody special while thinking of the design’s ancient history.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010


    Name Karacho Shugakuin Kobo
    Address 36-9 Shugakuin Mizukawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-721-4422 
    Hours 10:30-18:00
    Closed Tues. & national holidays
    Recommended There is a shop in the COCON KARASUMA on Shijo Karasuma.