Try Karakami, a Traditional Handicraft!

Kyo-karakami paper is a traditional handicraft that originated around 1,000 years ago and used for sliding screen paper and wallpaper. The paper is printed on using woodblock printing techniques. Paint is put on the surface of the woodblocks engraved by hand with traditional patterns, and then matched with a piece of Japanese paper with patterns and then handmade one by one.




At KARAMARU, you will use a trial kit, that uses the same karakami paper and creation process as Kyo-karakami. With 9 patterns to choose from, you can make your very own original postcard that is sure to be a wonderful souvenir of your time in Kyoto.






  • KARAMARU
    Tel: 075-361-1324
    Address: 京都市下京区高辻通柳馬場西入ル泉正寺町460
         460 Senshoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    Open: 10am-5:30pm
    Closed: Sun., Mon., public holidays,
         New Year’s Holidays, August 11 to 16, 2018
    Smoking: No
    http://www.karamaru.kyoto/en/


  • KARAKAMI KIT Experience Course
    Time: from 11am, 2pm, 4pm
       *The reception desk will open 15 minutes before your course
    Time Required: 1 hour
    Price: ¥1,800 (Advance Reservations), ¥2,100 (Same Day Reservations)
    Capacity: Groups of 1 person up to 12 people are OK
    Reservation: Reservations are required.
           Please make one by phone (only in Japanese) or online.
    *If you cancel on the day of, you will be required to pay 100% of the fee


    English Spoken



The information is current as of May 2018.

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