Nishimura Korokudo launched the scroll mounting workshop and was involved in creating and repairing hanging rolls, folding screens, fusuma (sliding door), etc. with more than ten artisans.
Transformed the business from the scroll mounting workshop taken over from the founder to wholesaler of interior materials. Established Maruni Shoten.
Masao Nishimura, founder of Maruni Shoten, was awarded the Fifth Orders of the Sacred Treasure for tradition and development of an interior material, KYO-KARAKAMI.
Changed the company structure to Maruni Co., Ltd.
Kazuo Nishimura became president.
Completed a new head office building, Maruni building.
Isao Nishimura became president.
Kazunori Nishimura became president.
Opened Karakami Gallery.
Opened a KARAKAMI experience facility, Karamaru.
Open on week days from 09.00 to 18.00
Closed on Saturday / Sunday / National holidays
462 Senshoji-cho, Sakaimachihigasiiru Takatsuji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto, JAPAN 600-8076
TEL +81 75. 361. 1321 FAX +81 75. 361. 8876
You get a chance to experience the beauty and new possibilities of Kyo Karakami.
We have hands-on workshops where you get to use authentic printing blocks and touch real Kyo Karakami, a gift shop where wooden stamps using motifs of the printing blocks and various interior items using Kyo Karakami are available, on the second floor our craftsmen produce the Kyo Karakami in our printing studio.
By gathering everything in one place you can experience all aspects of Kyo Karakami all at once. Through revealing the previously hidden traditional techniques we hope to increase the popularity of Kyo Karakami.
KARAKAMI experience facility
Open on week days from 10.00 to 17.30
Closed on Monday / Sunday / National holidays
460 Senshoji-cho, Takatsuji-dori Yanaginobanba Nishiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto, JAPAN, 600-8076
TEL +81 75. 361. 1324