Mr. Ishida Masaichi says: "is that only bamboo crafts can be started from raw materials. It is very interesting to make it from scratch. It is not very easy to do it yourself. It is uncomfortable to make things for others. It is also uncomfortable. The sale of a hammer, the tool is also very simple. It can be made into such a shape, not because of the characteristics of bamboo, but by the craft, all rely on oneself."
Mr. Ishida shows us what is Kyoto's "Artisan Spirit"
|Bamboo art works|
We really loved these beautiful bamboo art works and after we left we next decided to try famous Kyoto pickles at Daitokuji Pickles Shop "Daikouhonten". Pickles developed in Kyoto, are typical Kyoto vegetables,because this region was excellent not only for growing the vegetable, but also because the people of this area developed superb preservation technology for pickles. The local people say that pickles are so popular because their culture is to produce these delicious vegetables just follows the blossoming season in Kyoto.
What a fabulous time we had in beautiful Kyoto. We learned so much about Kyoto's historical past visiting the shrines and temples. We saw so much about the sights and sounds of modern day Kyoto. And of course we enjoyed the wonderful crafts, art and food that Kyoto has to offer. You really should plan on visiting Kyoto sometime soon.