KICKyoto Foreign Investment Promotion Committee
KICKyoto ForeignInvestment PromotionCommittee
Kyoto as No.1
Life of Kyoto «PREV
For a long time, Kyoto prospered as the capital of Japan. Therefore, the highest levels of craft techniques have been nourished, and a large number of traditional craft works that represent Japan have been created here in Kyoto.
Techniques for traditional industries, such as Nishijin-ori (Nishijin weaving), Kyo-yuzen dyeing, Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, and lacquerware, have been inherited from era to era, and are still present in the streets of Kyoto
These traditional craft works are closely linked to Japanese traditional culture. “Sado (the tea ceremony)” is a good example, and can be regarded as comprehensive art. The host welcomes guests with a traditional ethos of hospitality, and entertains them with beautifully finished gardens, and with hanging scrolls, water jugs, teacups, teakettles and other articles arranged in the tearoom. All these items can be regarded as cultural fruit that has been grown in the Japanese climate. Human warmth is exchanged between the host and guests, and this can be referred to as the “aesthetics of Omotenashi (entertainment)” that represents the Japanese style of beauty.
Japan, among all other countries, can take pride in this spiritual culture, which is still deeply embedded in the city of Kyoto. Establishing an operation in this city would be sure to have
a positive effect on your business.