COMPANY

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Since 1902, Maruni has been involved in Kyo-hyogu, which is Kyoto-based Japanese craft of fusuma (sliding door), folding screen and hanging scroll. Directly communicating with artisans who are well-versed in various materials for Kyo-hyogu, we have seen the attractive aspect and difficult aspect in making things by hand. Through our long-standing commitment to Kyo-hyogu, we will make new proposals for contemporary lifestyles.
HISTORY

1902
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.

1946
Transformed the business from the scroll mounting workshop taken over from the founder to wholesaler of interior materials. Established Maruni Shoten.

1979
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.

1982
Changed the company structure to Maruni Co., Ltd.

1983
Kazuo Nishimura became president.

1989
Completed a new head office building, Maruni building.

1998
Isao Nishimura became president.

2008
Kazunori Nishimura became president.

2010
Opened Karakami Gallery.

2016
Opened a KARAKAMI experience facility, Karamaru.

KYO KARAKAMI
MARUNI

Business Hours:
Open on week days from 09.00 to 18.00
Closed on sartuday / sunday / national holidays

Address :
462, Takatsuji-dori, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8076 JAPAN

Contact :
TEL +81 75. 361. 1321 FAX +81 75. 361. 8876

KYO KARAKAMI MARUNI

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 GALLERY
KARAMARU

Business Hours:
Open on week days from 09.00 to 18.00
Closed on sartuday / sunday / national holidays

Address :
462, Takatsuji-dori, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8076 JAPAN

Contact :
TEL +81 75. 361. 1321

CUSTOM-MADE PAPER : Maruni’s Kyo-karakami paper is produced with skills passed down from ancient times by generations of craftsmen. Using the paper, pattern and printing color of your choice, paper is carefully made to order one sheet at a time.