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Onishi Seiwemon Museum

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Onishi Seiwemon Museum

Best place to find a great Kyoto souvenir

The Onishi family has been “Kamashi” (craftsman who make kettles for use in tea ceremony) of Senke Jissoku (10 craftsmen for Sen Family) for over 400 years in Kamanza in Sanjo, Kyoto.  Onishi Seiwemon Museum is located near their factory and they exhibit a series of works created by 16 generations of successive Seiwemon and they also show the production process as well. There are special and unique items are available at their museum shop such as a silver confectionery cutter, a netsuke (carved Japanese ornament) having the form of Uchide Kozuchi (Mallet of Luck) and a pinecone. These items are gracefully refined and show great craftsmanship “fine work” of the Kamashi’s technique handed down from the early Edo period (1600-1868), and are recommended as a gift from Kyoto or as a reward for yourself.

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

INFORMATION

Name Onishi Seiwemon Museum
Address 18-1 Kamanza-cho, Sanjo-dori Shinmachi-nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-221-2881
Hours 10:00-16:30 (entry by 16:00)
Closed Mon. (next day when it is national holidays); closed between exhibition
Resevation
URL http://www.seiwemon-museum.com/japanese/main.html
Recommended Museum goods are available on their web site. No credit cards accepted; Bank transfer accepted.

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