長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Delicate Japanese items made with materials born from Asian soil

The owner of Kikuju fell in love with silk and calico fabrics made from wild silkworms and opened a traditional kimono shop in Kyoto.  Muga silkworms, that inhabit the Assam region of India, eat leaves of aromatic wood and produce incredibly beautiful gold cocoons while Tasar silkworms make shiny pale beige cocoons.  Kikuju presents classical Japanese items using these kinds of special silk yarns and other unique materials from all around Asia.  Kikuju’s concept is “to produce the pleasure of handcrafts into which the craftsperson’s life and heart is intimately placed.”  Every Kikuju item tells a story which is adored by many kimono fans who always look for something unique and attractive.  There are many “Kikuju-only” elements on their items, such as embroidery on the obi sash and the fabrics’ textures.  A wide variety of elegantly designed and handmade accessories are also available.  The photo is of a Sukiya-bukuro bag (13,000 yen).


Name Kikuju
Address 5F Parador Karasuma Bldg., 203 Ubayanagi-cho, Takoyakushi-dori Muromachi-nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-212-7677
Hours 12:00-18:00
Closed Sat., Sun. and national holidays
Resevation Reservation required
Recommended Reservation required.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho, November issue,2011