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Hiyoshiya is a long-established workshop / store of Kyo-wagasa founded in the late Edo period. The workshop has been settled for over 160 years since the first opening in Kyoto, and we have inherited the traditional techniques and continued to manufacture Japanese umbrellas (Kyo- Wagasa).
Today, we make and restore a variety of Kyo-Wagasa and we are the only workshop which inherits this special techniques.
However, as the needs of Wagasa started to fade, Hiyoshiya was on a verge of closing down. That is when Kotaro Nishibori, succeeded Hiyoshiya in 2004. He came up with a company's philosophy; ""Tradition is Continuing Innovation"" to keep the tradition alive, and to expand the use of tradition further by developing design lighting that utilizes the structure and technology of Kyo-wagasa.
Hiyoshiya today has revived the sales by 150 times, as a group's total. We also provide this know-how and network to other businesses aiming to expand overseas, and we are engaged in interior design projects, consulting and educational businesses, tourism, etc. with the desire to widely help promote traditional industries.
KYO-WAGASA
Hiyoshiya of the traditional artifact, "Kyo-wagasa".
Proudly inheriting the traditional techniques, we continue to make Japanese umbrellas in Kyoto.
CONTEMPORARY
Design lighting and products made with Japanese traditional umbrella (Wagasa) techniques.
Our motto is "Tradition is Continuing Innovation".
INTERIOR
Interior space coordinated with Japanese materials and traditional art and craft.
Bringing "Wa", tradition, into contemporary spaces.
CRAFT-LAB
Introducing projects of product development, domestic / overseas sales support, and regional branding.
Bringing the potential of the region to the world.
LEARNING
Seminars to learn the theory, skills, and know-how of "Next Market-in" and regional producer training courses.
Pass the light of tradition to the next generations.
TOURISM
Special trips to meet a master who gives you excitement and astonishment.
A new form of travel where you can experience the depth of Japanese nature and history.
GLOBAL NETWORKING
"Meisterstrasse": the world's largest portal site introducing artisans worldwide.
We support the overseas transmission of information on crafts, food, art, etc. created by Japanese craftsmen.
ONLINE SHOP
Take a look at the beautiful arts and crafts with stories
that the master of Hiyoshiya loves to use himself and recommends with great confidence.
TOPICS
ARCHIVES
Introduction of projects, products and people that we, as Hiyoshiya group, have worked together in various aspects.
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