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Classical books and Antiques store

Daishodo

Area

Central




Highlights:
Daishodo is a specialty store for Japanese antique rare books, Ukiyoe (woodblock print) and modern Japanese style prints. Daishodo accepts most major credit cards and will package your piece perfectly and send it by airmail to almost anywhere around the world. Each piece will be carefully wrapped and packaged in thick cardboard for extra protection so you won’t have to worry about damaging your purchase. The cost is about 3000 Yen for shipping and will arrive in approximately one week.


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Details:
They not only sell Japanese woodblock prints and books from the Edo period, but "Karuta" (Japanese traditional card game), antique match labels, and * "Kyo-hanga" (Kyoto style woodblock print) and Classical woodblock print from the Edo period that cannot be re manufactured. Its long history and cultural wealth has attracted foreigners from all over the world. 70% of the customers come from abroad. It was established in 1926, since then, it has been abundant with classical books and antiques and will also purchase genuinely authentic items at a high price. Daishodo accepts most major credit cards and will package and ship almost anywhere around the world. It's safe and convenient, and you don't have to worry about damaging your piece on your trip home. The cost is 3000 Yen for shipping and will arrive in approximately one week. Daishodo also carries reproduced woodblock prints from ancient to modern day Japan, so you can still purchase quality original prints but at a more reasonable price. Unfortunately, the staff can't speak English but their warm and welcoming service will get through.

Daishodo is located along Shinkyogoku which all covered by a canopy from Sanjo street to Shijo street.

*Kyo-Hanga is an ancient Kyoto-style art printing method originating from Kudara (ancient Korea) during the Asuka Era (end of 6th century - beginning of 8th century). The specialty of Kyo-hanga is how it's made. There is "Kirazuri" which is a method used to make the background of the painting sparkly and luminous with Mica powder. "Gofunzuri" is made with crushed seashells made into a powder. Originally, this process was used to make old Buddhist scriptures. Since then, Kyoto's traditional craftsmanship influenced the making, and from there, Ukiyoe was created and became increasingly popular.


Classical books and Antiques store

Daishodo

Area

Central

Open

11:00am - 7:30pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Address

604-8045 Enpukujimae-cho, nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Japan

Tel No.

+81-75-221-0685

Fax No.

+81-75-255-6463


Credit cards

most major credit cards accepted

VISAMasterAmerican ExplessDINERSJCB

Travelers checks

not accept


Access

5 minutes on foot from Kawaramachi Stn. on the Hankyu Line
10 minutes on foot from Shijo Stn. on the Keihan Line

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