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furniture which have been collected from throughout Kyoto and greater Japan. The beauty of “Ukiyoe”(traditional Japanese woodblock prints), “Kakejiku” (hanging scrolls), Samurai-culture antiques such as swords and armor, and antique tableware like “Urushi” (lacquerware) are traditional Japanese esthetics that are now assimilated into our daily lives. In addition, you can also find traditional arts and crafts, as well as items that have been transformed to blend in with your modern daily lifestyle. A visit to these districts will stimulate your senses and imagination, and you will feel touched by the long history of Japanese art and the Japanese spirit of craftsmanship which has been handed down over the ages from generation to generation.
The Hotel Granvia Kyoto would like to take you on a private journey into the world of Japanese art for Antique Lovers. The following three courses, each tailored to a specific interest, will be guided by an English-speaking driver who will assist you in communicating with the art experts.
Allow us to assist you in finding the hidden treasures of Kyoto, as it is sure to make your trip a more memorable and enjoyable one!
Japanese Lacquerware, Porcelain, and other Kitchen items like “Tetsubin” (iron teapot) and Kitchen Knives can be found at various arts & crafts shops of your interest.
* The local Museum of Porcelain Art can be visited upon request.
Japanese lacquerware, porcelain, and pottery have a unique exotic beauty that varies throughout each particular region of Japan. Stroll through the antique districts and markets and you may find that “one-off” art & treasure that fits into your daily world (from unique display items to items designed for daily use).
2. Ukiyoe Woodblock Prints, Kakejiku Hanging Scrolls, and Antique Paintings
Antique and modern Ukiyoe woodblock prints, Kakejiku hanging scrolls, antique paintings, and traditional and modern Japanese stationery.
Ukiyoe, woodblock-print art first developed during Japan’s Edo period, as well as Kakejiku hanging scrolls and antique paintings by Japanese artists are greatly prized by art collectors from all over the world. You can also visit local stationery shops where you can find traditional Japanese paper and stationery that is beloved and treasured by people throughout Japan.
Escape into the fascinating world of Japanese Art and the beauty of Japan’s scintillating array of traditional colors.
3. Art of the Samurai
Samurai weapons – Swords, Armor, and other unique items. Martial arts shop.
Swords, Armor, and other Samurai-related accoutrements that are well known for their legendary beauty and craftsmanship attract many collectors form all over the world, and the historical origin of Japanese martial arts can be found in the warrior traditions of the Samurai. You will discover a window into the Samurai spirit when visiting the related areas and shops in Kyoto.
Each tour will be arranged in advance according to your choice of courses made from the three selections shown above. A list of shops, museums, and galleries will be also provided in advance according to your specific interests.
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・ Visit Antique Street for “Treasures Hunting”
・ Lunch taken at your leisure
|14:00||Traditional Arts & Crafts / Green Tea at “Murin-an”(image) Traditional Arts & Crafts - explore more arts & crafts of your interest.
-Enjoy a relaxing Japanese Tea Time after Treasures Hunting-
Green Tea at “Murin-an”, a traditional Japanese garden that is cleverly designed to incorporate the nearby hills of the Higashiyama district as backdrop scenery and the waters of nearby Lake Biwa as the source of its streams. Enjoy the garden’s beautiful scenery with a delicious and relaxing cup of Japanese green tea.
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*Please note that on a per-request basis, we are glad to take you to the antique market or auction held at a temple, shrine, or auction house as follows:
This exclusive antique program starts from JPY23,000 per person (based on two persons touring together) and includes the following: