Kyoto City Traditional Crafts Liaison Association 40th Anniversary “Handwork to Live in Kyoto” held at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Industry

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the kyoto city traditional craft liaison association (, the Kyoto Traditional Industry Museum (operated by Kyoto Industrial Promotion Center Co., Ltd. location: Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City) will hold the 40th Anniversary of “Handfulness living in Kyoto” from Thursday, December 23, 2021. Please take a look at the highest peak of work that continues to shine by 17 companies that have inherited extremely advanced technology by very few successors.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of kyoto city traditional craft liaison association “Handwork living in Kyoto”, we will hold a work exhibition where you can see a number of rare and beautiful crafts as follows.
During the exhibition, exhibits will be sold and demonstrations by karuta craftsmen will also be held.

“Handiwork to Live in Kyoto” 40th Anniversary
Dates: Thursday, December 23 – Sunday, December 26, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Venue: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Industry MOCAD Gallery
(   Miyako Messe B1F, 9-1 Okazaki Seishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8343)
Admission: Free
Organizer: Kyoto City Traditional Crafts Liaison Party
Co-organizer: Kyoto Museum of Traditional Industries (Kyoto Industrial Promotion Center Co., Ltd.)
Exhibition workshops: Seijiro Tanikawa Shoten (Kieru), Kojima Shoten (Lantern), Nakamura Candle ( Japanese candle), Nohmen juku Jozankai (Noh mask), Kyoto Nohmen Kobo (Noh mask), Tobaya Co., Ltd. (Japanese musical instruments 絃), Kyosanada stringer Enan (Kyoshinada string), Tamura Shodo Co., Ltd. (Karuta), Asada Tile Factory (Kyowara), Komaruya Sumii (Kyomaru Uchiwa), (Yu) Tanka (Fushimi Dolls), Hirai Mizuhiki Kogei (Yuno Kazari/ Mizuhiki Kogei), Mizuhiki Genda (Yunasara and Mizuhiki Kogei), Jakukyu (Kyokoma), Kaikado Co., Ltd. (tea tube), Oishi Tengudo Co., Ltd. (Karuta), Maruji Co., Ltd. (Karagami) *In no particular order



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  • Kyoto City Traditional Crafts Liaison Party celebrates its 40th anniversary

Kyoto has many traditional industries with a long history and tradition. Among them, small-scale industries that cannot be designated as the “Act on promotion of traditional craft industry” are scattered throughout Kyoto City in order not to meet the production area size requirements. Kyoto City Traditional Crafts Liaison Association organized these small-scale industries in 1982. As of Reiwa 3 years, 35 operators from 26 industries have joined, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of its establishment.
Extremely advanced production techniques such as Kineya Fushimi dolls and tea cans have been passed down to a very small number of successors and are alive in Kyoto. In addition, in order to promote and develop this, we are developing activities such as holding exhibitions and manufacturing demonstrations.


  • Opened a limited-time online shop


At the online shop ( operated by the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Industry, you can purchase products to exhibit at “Kyoto’s Living Handwork” 40th Anniversary for a limited time until March 31, 2022. Why don’t you incorporate rare handmade items into your life?

Sale period: From Friday, December 10, 2021 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

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