Utsuwa (Kitchenware)

−Our “utsuwa” kitchenware are designed by the Kyoto-based sculptor, Takako Hirosue.−

Her atelier and shop, “Utsuwa haku”, can be found in Demachiyanagi. The “utsuwa” kitchenware crafted by Kyoto-based sculptor Takako Hirosue are characterized by simple shapes, a beautiful glaze, and fine improvisations in each delicately designed piece. The kitchenware we use for our guests at consist of the colorful “mizu” tea sets, and small plates that include the beautifully-patterned “kori” (ice) dishes and silver-dotted “gin” dishes.

Other Amenities in the Facility

"You’ll also find a number of other amenities available at Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of a craftsmanship unique to Kyoto. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those amenities.

Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi

The Design

Kyomachiya Luck You Bukkoji Higashimachi is modeled after the traditional Kyoto machiya. Inside of the compact, three-story, 9-room building, you’ll find many age-old novelties unique to the Kyomachiya like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the inuyarai”, and the “tsuridoko” (a lowered wall for displaying flowers and other ornaments). The bonsai at the entrance and the Shaolin dojo next door contribute to the fresh and unique ambiance.