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Connecting of present and ancient 「Traditional Handicraft of Pattern Printing」 – Exhibition of Kyo Karakami

2020/5/1(fri)~8/31(mon)

Connecting of present and ancient 「Traditional Handicraft of Pattern Printing」 – Exhibition of Kyo Karakami

寺院や茶室、料亭などの襖・壁紙に使用され、京都で数えるほどの工房でしか作られていない伝統工芸品「京からかみ」の展示を行います。

We will exhibit Kyo Karakami – a traditional handicraft of pattern printing that is made only in some workshops in Kyoto that is used in temples, tearooms, sliding doors, wallpaper of restaurant, etc.   
As its name suggests Karakami came from China in the Nara period, it has been used as a paper for handwriting letter and poetry to make letters look beautiful.
Also in the capital of Japan during the Heian period, Karakami penetrated into aristocratic culture becoming widely used in dwelling and temples. Kyo Karakami, which has evolved into a magnificent Karashi paper reflecting the unique technology and aesthetic sense of Kyoto with the times, is elegantly blended into the place and is used as interior of hotels and restaurants in modern times.
Using hand carved traditional pattern woodblocks, we hope you can feel the soft texture of the handrails and the beautiful of shadows that are produced by the marvelous adjustment of skilled craftsman.

Exhibition Period: Friday 1st, May 2020 to Monday 31st, August 2020

Kyo Karakami Maruni
Maruni Co.Ltd has preserved Karakami paper as a traditional craft with cultivated techniques by paper-hanger over 110 years since it was established. Continuing to use woodblocks from Tenpo period, we suggest creating a new space to make the matching of the world view with modern lifestyle and human needs like protecting patterns etc., 
Kyo Karakami which is mainly used for interior decoration such as sliding door and wallpaper etc., was opened composite facility in 2017 named is「Karamaru」where you can experience to create your own products under the instruction of our craftsman. We are also selling the wooden stamp with woodblock motifs and interior products are designed by Karakami. Moreover, we are attracting attention with Printing Karakami experience program by process and by the same raw material with the actual Karakami by using genuine of woodblock.

Kyo Karakami experience workshop – Maruni
https://karamaru.kyoto/

【Finished Event】Connecting of present and ancient 「Traditional Crafts of Kyoto」  Exhibition of Sanadahimo

2020/3/1(sun)~4/30(thu)

【Finished Event】Connecting of present and ancient 「Traditional Crafts of Kyoto」 Exhibition of Sanadahimo

Sanadahimo have full of element convergence: hard to stretch, durable, non-slip functionality and beautiful Japanese design. 
Inherit the hand-woven tradition, we will exhibit Sanadahimo Master・Enami of Sanadahimo.

Sanadahimo is woven with vertical weft and horizontal weft in flat string by using weaving machine etc., so it is called “The himo “. However, it is also called “The world minimum width’s fabric”
From the functionality created by weaving, it has been used to tie up armor and weapon during the Age of Civil Wars. At present, it is also used for the ties of the paulownia box containing tea utensils and the culture of the “Promised Himo”, which uses a unique pattern of string for each house owner and writer still remains till now.
Besides variety of Sanadahimo, please enjoy the new style that combines tradition and modernity such as accessories and small articles were born from traditional techniques.

Exhibition Period: Sunday 1st, March 2020 to Thursday 30st, April 2020


Sanadahimo Master・Enami
「Sanadahimo Master・Enami」is a hand-woven workshop next to Oriental Hotel Kyoto Gallery. From yarn dyeing to weaving, all processes are done by hand. Continued from the first generation who moved from Iga (Ninja Land) to Kyoto at the end of the Age of Civil Wars. He is the 15th generation – Mr. Isao Wada who inherit the tradition of Sanadahimo by using hand-woven machine.
You can also experience making accessories such as straps by using Sanadahimo


http://www13.plala.or.jp/enami/

【Finished Event】Connecting of present and ancient 「The tone of Kyoto」 – Exhibition of Sahari Orin

2019/12/28 (Sat) ~ 2020/2/29 (Sat)

【Finished Event】Connecting of present and ancient 「The tone of Kyoto」 – Exhibition of Sahari Orin

We will exhibit Orin from Nanjo Workshop , which mainly Buddhist accessories are used in temples and gongs, etc., are used at the Gion Festival.

It has been believed that the clear sound of Sahari Orin has the power of dispel and purify evil spirits.

The clear of sound but calm and long lingering sound can be used freely for praying to the deceased, mindfulness, yoga, healing, etc., and the tone will resonate comfortably. You can feel the traditional techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation and the clear sound of the laborious work. Some exhibits can be purchased by actually touching them.

Exhibition period: Saturday 28th, December 2019 to Saturday 29th, February 2020

Nanjo Workshop:

Located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, manufactures sounding thing gods and Buddha mainly on Orin made by Sahari by sinter casting based on tradition and wisdom cultivated over 180 years of history. The bronze called “Sahari” used in all products is manufactured a few in Japan because traditional techniques are required for casting and processing. Gongs are used at the Gion Festival are being produced, as the relationship between Human and Buddhist tools changes, we also propose Orin can be used in places of the other Buddhist altars that matching with modern lifestyles.

http://linne-orin.com/

[Finished Event]Here we go again the Nindou,Connecting the modern and the past

2019/11/23sat・11/24sun

[Finished Event]Here we go again the Nindou,Connecting the modern and the past

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The authentic experience taught by Ninja master from traditional Iga style Niinja dojo.How to walk, breathe,and use swords.

Event date:2019/11/23sat・11/24sun

Hours:

  •  11/23
    1.   ①10:00~11:30
    2.   ②13:00~14:30
  •  11/24
    1.   ①10:00~11:30
    2.   ②15:30~17:00

place:1F lobby

fee:free※the hotel’s guest only

age:15 years old or more

NINJA DOJO and STORE -representative and teacher Izou Ichikawa From and living in Kyoto. Has career of 17 years for creater,9 years formillitary arts including Karate,Iai,Ninjyutsu. Also studying other Japanese cultures from back in a day,including Sencha,crafts,and accomplishments.Has held some workshops about them. Having done Niinja practice,Ninja study, fieldwork for Ninja associated area,Ninja workshops abroad,opend 「NINJA DOJO and STORE」and became Ninja culture evangelist by using skill of creater,sports,Bujyutsu,Japanese culture,and English.

https://ninjadojoandstore.com/

[Finished Event]Rent a kimono at our hotel and go out

2019/11/30 (Sat)

[Finished Event]Rent a kimono at our hotel and go out

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With the cooperation of Kyoto Gionya, we will open a kimono rental shop at our hotel for only one day. To make your stay memorable, enjoy Kyoto’s unique Japanese cultural experience, such as walking in kimono, dining, and photography.

Event date:2019/11/30sat ①10:00~12:00 ②15:00~18:00

Contents: Men and women kimono set 3,500 yen (excluding tax) Kids size available

Homongi set 9,000 yen (excluding tax)

Hair set 1,500 yen (excluding tax)

Place: 1F Lounge

NOTCIE: Payment must be made directly to Kyoto Gionya. (Cash only) It takes 40 to 50 minutes for hair set and dressing. Homongi is limited to 3. Reservations can be made at the front desk from the previous day to 17:00 on the day.

[Finished Event]Kyoto Autumn Photo Exhibition Connecting Present and Past “Benikyo”

2019/10/2 (Wed) ~ 10/20 (Sun)

[Finished Event]Kyoto Autumn Photo Exhibition Connecting Present and Past “Benikyo”

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The autumn leaves color four seasons in Japan. We will exhibit photos of the changing moments of autumn leaves. With the full cooperation of the Kyoto Photographers Association, the first community professional photographers’ organization in Japan that knows and loves Kyoto, this photo exhibition will feature about 10 items in the hotel lobby.

When you enter the front desk of the hotel, the various views of Kyoto will make you look different and welcome everyone. When you stand in front of a photo with a height to look up, you feel as if you are standing in that space. Please feel the space surrounded by the intense red color. If you find a photo you like, let’s go right away!

Kyoto Photographers Association

In 1970 when the Japan World Exposition was held in Osaka, “Kyoto Advertising Photographers Association” the predecessor of “Kyoto Photographers Association” was founded as the first organization of local photographers in Japan. In 1995, the name of the association was changed to “Kyoto Photographers Association” In 2016, as a project to commemorate the 45 year anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Kiev and Kyoto, the Ukraine-Japan Center requested cooperation for a photo exhibition to introduce Kyoto, provided the photo data, and 31 of the photos were exhibited at the Kiev Historical Museum. Even today, “Kyoto Photographers Association” actively participates in international exchange and local public events by utilizing its network.

https://www.kps.gr.jp/

[Finished Event]Connecting the Present and the Past “Kintsugi”

2019/10/14 (Mon) 、10/19 (Sat)

[Finished Event]Connecting the Present and the Past “Kintsugi”

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Be sure to check out Takashi Kobayashi, a jewelry designer, for the patchwork pieces that look like jewelry.

Kintsugi is a traditional repair technique in which broken pieces, chips, cracks and other parts of pottery are bonded together with lacquer and decorated with metal powder such as gold (Kintsugi). After the Muromachi period, with the spread of craft techniques using lacquer such as makie (Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder), and the tea ceremony spirit in which people accept repaired utensils as they are, the artistic value of kintsugi came to be found, and there are also kintsugi ceramics designated as cultural properties or highly valued as antiques. Even today, in order to repair your favorite bowls and smartphones and continue to use them for a long time, and to enjoy the process and traces of the kin-tsugi as art, kin-tsugi classes are becoming popular.

“Kintsugi” Author Takashi Kobayashi’s Profile

1965 Born in Yamanashi Prefecture/Living in Osaka City After studying creation and design at a jewelry school in Tokyo, he worked as a jewelry company designer, a designer belonging to a design office, and a freelance designer, and worked as a full-time instructor for about 18 years at his alma mater to train young people. In the meantime, he has been collaborating with creators from other fields, focusing on custom-made jewelry creation, and exploring new creativity that combines what he can do with. In such a situation, when he lost his favorite rice bowl, he learned on his own way how to give money “Kintsugi” which he had been interested in. Once it is broken “unusable”, it is revived by “Kintsugi” and new value is added. We are expanding the range of recognition activities by holding workshops and so on because we believe that this will lead to a significant change in value standards in our lives.

In addition to these activities, “CREA/Me (Cream)” an organization supporting creators, was launched in 2016. Since 2019, an online salon has been launched and many people from various fields have participated.

[Finished Event]Utsuwa no Machi Gojo “Kintsugi”

2019/11/22 (Thu) ~ 12/22 (Sun)

[Finished Event]Utsuwa no Machi Gojo “Kintsugi”

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We invite Takashi Kobayashi, a jewelry designer, to teach us how to make jewelry look like jewelry and design like patterns that already exist.

Kintsugi is a traditional repair technique in which broken pieces, chips, cracks and other parts of pottery are bonded together with lacquer and decorated with metal powder such as gold (Kintsugi). After the Muromachi period, with the spread of craft techniques using lacquer such as makie (Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder), and the tea ceremony spirit in which people accept repaired utensils as they are, the artistic value of kintsugi came to be found, and there are also kintsugi ceramics designated as cultural properties or highly valued as antiques. Even today, in order to repair your favorite bowls and smartphones and continue to use them for a long time, and to enjoy the process and traces of the kin-tsugi as art, kin-tsugi classes are becoming popular.

“Kintsugi” Author Takashi Kobayashi’s Profile
1965 Born in Yamanashi Prefecture/Living in Osaka City After studying creation and design at a jewelry school in Tokyo, he worked as a jewelry company designer, a designer belonging to a design office, and a freelance designer, and worked as a full-time instructor for about 18 years at his alma mater to train young people. In the meantime, he has been collaborating with creators from other fields, focusing on custom-made jewelry creation, and exploring new creativity that combines what he can do with. In such a situation, when he lost his favorite rice bowl, he learned on his own way how to give money “Kintsugi” which he had been interested in. Once it is broken “unusable”, it is revived by “Kintsugi” and new value is added. We are expanding the range of recognition activities by holding workshops and so on because we believe that this will lead to a significant change in value standards in our lives.