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 Horikawa Gojo specifically chosen to showcase the styles and techniques of a craftsmanship unique to Kyoto. Here, we’ll be introducing some of those amenities.

A Message from

The Architect

−<Luck You> had our architectural designs done by Uchida Yasuhiro, an architect well-versed in Kyomachiya design.−

The faithful reproduction of the old Kyomachiya townhouse was made possible because of his expertise. Accordingly, we were able to realize our vision of combining an age-old tradition in craftsmanship with modern amenities. We hope you have a memorable experience immersed in the fine-tuned details of Mr. Uchida’s design.

Luck You Horikawa Gojo

The Design

Kyomachiya Luck You Horikawa Gojo reproduces a Kyomachiya architectural design which was popular from the Taisho Era (1912-1926) into the early part of the Showa Era (1926-1989). An abundance of Kyomachiya furnishings immediately grab at your attention with their anachronistic novelty like the “koshi-mado” (lattice windows), “the inuyarai”, and the “hibukuro” (the hearth of a Japanese lantern). The Japanese garden found next to the bettei (annex) lobby was constructed in the likeness of a typical townhouse garden during the Meiji (1868-1912)/Taisho era.