Combining tradition and modernity for creating international products
The name of the shop, Kyototo, is a coined word mixing “Kyoto” and “Tokyo”, representing both the traditional and modern culture of Japan. The shop started in 2007 with the concept, “Creating products in the embroidery workshop of Kyoto and exporting them to the world from Tokyo”. The left photo is of a face towel “August” (1,000 yen) bearing Kyoto’s seasonal motifs of Gozan-no-Okuribi (bonfires on five mountains) embroidery and a lotus flower. The soft texture is very popular among their customers. Beautifully designed products such as a purse with a summer cloud and seagull embroidery (1,300 yen) and the “Suzigumo (a line of clouds)” handkerchief with its design of a blue sky with clouds and a paper balloon embroidery (1,000 yen) are also available. Their handkerchiefs are made with the tenugui (Japanese cotton towel) material so they absorb water well yet dry quickly. They are most useful for many occasions, especially during the summer.
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in Hiru, Gion wa Tanoshi magazine, Fujin-gaho, August issue, 2014. *Information is subject to change.
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