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Make-your-own Ban-gasa Umbrella at the Long-established Kyo-wagasa Shop Hiyoshiya established in the Late Edo Period


Explore Deeper into Kyoto with the OKUTRIP KYOTO Tourism Program Make-your-own Ban-gasa Umbrella at a Late-Edo Period Kyo-wagasa Shop Experience the Spirit of Craftsmanship passed down through Generations

Hiyoshiya is the only workshop in Kyoto that has inherited the Kyo-wagasa technique passed down through five generations for over 160 years. Hiyoshiya makes and restores traditional nodate outdoor umbrellas used by tea ceremony masters, as well as various Japanese umbrellas used in traditional performing arts stages such as Noh and Kabuki, as well as traditional events at temples and shrines. The unique aesthetics of Japanese umbrellas, such as the beauty of colors that shine through the light, and the traditional techniques that have been cultivated by Japanese culture continue to be preserved.

We provide a craftsman teaches participants the dohari process of pasting washi paper on a Ban-gasa, and through the techniques, participants experience the spirit of craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Experience overview

From April 10 (Wed), 2024 *Unavailable during New Year's holidays, weekends, and other dates
One to two participants (excluding interpreters)
66,000 yen per Ban-gasa *Consumption tax inclusive, shipping extra
About two hours between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Hiyoshiya (546 Dodo-cho, Horikawa Teranouchi-higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City 602-0072)

*Please book by three weeks in advance.
*Ban-gasa will be delivered from three weeks to one month after the workshop. Delivery may be delayed depending on weather conditions.
*The size of the Ban-gasa is as follows: Shaku: 1.9 / Height: 750 mm / Diameter: 1,060 mm / Weight: 1 kg / Ribs: 48
*Transportation expenses are not included in the price.
*OKUTRIP KYOTO is an activity exclusively offered to THE THOUSAND KYOTO hotel guests.
*All images are for illustrative purposes only. Copyrights of images belong to Hiyoshiya Co., Ltd

Hiyoshiya Co., Ltd.

Hiyoshiya is a workshop that combines traditional Japanese craftsmanship and aesthetics. Based on the philosophy of "Tradition is Continuing Innovation", Hiyoshiya hopes to contribute to inheriting traditions and developing crafts. Enjoy Japanese tradition and craftsmanship as Hiyoshiya spreads the beauty of Japan to the world and creates new value backed by its rich history.

[Location] 546 Dodo-cho, Horikawa Teranouchi-higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City
[Establishment] Late Edo period (Reorganized in October 2003)
[Representative] Kotaro Nishibori, President
[Business] Kyo-wagasa (umbrella), Japanese-design western umbrella, Japanese-design lighting, lanterns, open-air tea ceremony items, workshops
[Website] https://www.wagasa.com/