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Takano Chikko’s Factory-Direct Retail Store, "Takamura" Will Open in Kyoto Gion in October 2014

Takano Chikko Co., Ltd. is launching a new store, “Takamura,” which specializes in high quality wood and bamboo crafts, on October 16, 2014 in Gion, the central part of Kyoto.

Kyoto, Japan, September 29, 2014 --( Founded in 1973, Takano Chikko produces bamboo and wooden crafts, including utensils for tea ceremony and flower arranging.

Takano Chikko is now based in Kyoto Prefecture’s Nagaokakyo City, well known throughout Japan as a major producer of quality bamboo. Their staff cultivates and manages a bamboo forest, as well as cutting and manufacturing bamboo.

In the studio, highly skilled craftsmen practice traditional arts, including sashimono (joining), urushi (lacquer work), and maki-e (gold relief lacquer work), as well as take-kogei (bamboo basketwork). They currently produce not only tea ceremony utensils but also a large variety of products, including chopsticks, chopstick rests, and bamboo accessories.

Thanks to its expertise and longstanding relationship with temples, Takano Chikko have had the opportunity to work with ancient building materials of historic temples, including Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji, both designated World Heritage Sites, and of Myoki-an Tai-an, a “national treasure.” Using these materials, Takano Chikko produce beautiful items ranging from incense containers to wine coolers.

At the new store, clients will discover a wide variety of items created with great care by the craftsmen of Kyoto. These include traditional arts and crafts, as well as products for daily use, which add color to the lifestyle.

The shop name, “Takamura,” means “bamboo grove” or “bamboo forest.” It reflects the love all staffs of Takano Chikko feel for their hometown and this delicate but strong material.

Higashiyama Gion building 1-A, Nakanomachi 238-1, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0082 Japan
Open from 12:00 to 19:00
Closed every Tuesday
TEL +81.(0)75.531.6881
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Takano Chikko Co., Ltd.
Hayato Nishida

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