Karan Colon Kyoto

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    Karan Colon Kyoto

    Quaintly elegant and cute Kyoto-style items

    Karan Colon Kyoto is run by Kyoto’s old shoe shop, “Itochu,” which has an over 100 year history.  The name of the shop, “Karan Colon,” comes from the sound that is heard when walking on a stone-paved street with Japanese wooden clogs (geta) – such a classical sound of Kyoto.  Karan Colon presents a variety of cute and unique items, from furoshiki wrapping cloth, gamaguchi coin cases to kinchaku drawn string bags, that blend the old nostalgic feeling of Japan with modern and pop cuteness.  Particularly, they take special care when they choose colors from the weaving or dyeing process for the item’s fabric.  New articles are produced every season so that their regular fans will find something new every time they visit the shop.  One of their popular items is a handkerchief with auspicious embroidery designs of the New Year’s motif (630 yen); a perfect gift to bring someone at the end or beginning of the year.

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


    Name Karan Colon Kyoto
    Address 83-1 Shin-cho, Shijo-dori Kobashi-nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-253-5535
    Hours 10:30-20:30
    Closed New Year's day
    Recommended Snacks packed in cute package such as "Omame-san", etc., and other goods suitable for souvenir are available.