Modern Japanese Gifts


Kyoto is well known throughout Japan as the center of traditional culture and crafts. Kyoto Design House features a selection of modern products that showcase these traditional techniques and skills. Here are some of the traditional techniques used to make the products on display.


Urushi : Japanese Lacquer Urushi : Japanese Lacquer

Urushi : Japanese Lacquer

The sap of the Japanese lacquer tree has been used for centuries to decorate wood and leather, among other materials. We carry a variety of items created using Japanese lacquer.