A Japanese antique shop admired by all antique fans in Japan
Tessaido is probably the best shop for antique beginners to visit in terms of its relaxed atmosphere, the variety of available items and the price range. They opened at their present location in the early 1970s. Their selling method was very unique for those days: place 10 or even 20 of the same cups and plates in the shop and sell as single pieces. Today, every Japanese antique fan in the country knows of Tessaido in Kyoto. From small wares, like mini-plates and sake cups to large artistic works of old Imari plates and bowls, Tessaido offers quite a range of items and prices. From daily use wares to rare art pieces, they always proffer the best item for each customer. Not only ceramics but woven bamboo baskets, lacquer wares, glass wares, hair combs and ornaments – all kinds of Japanese antiques from different eras, from the Edo period (1600-1868) to Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) eras are available. What is more, Tessaido presents a wide range of western glassware produced by Gallé, Lalique and Sevres from over 100 years ago. Just looking around the shop is a breathtaking experience. The present owner, Mr. Toshiyuki Takamichi, who wishes to bring quality goods from the past into present life says, “It is important to consider how we can use old works in today’s daily life after such a dramatic change in lifestyles.” One of the pleasures to enjoy antiques is we can touch them and decide how we appreciate them freely with our own sense of beauty.
Photo by Katsuro Takashiima Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho, May issue,2012/August issue,2010
|Address||371-3 Motomachi, Furumonzen-dori Yamato-oji-higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto|
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