Unsodo Publishing House (美術書出版株式会社 芸艸堂)
Unsodo, founded in 1891, is a venerable publishing house in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward and the only one in Japan that produces woodblock books. Every step of the process, including carving, pressing the paper onto the plates, and binding, is done by hand according to traditional methods. They also produce art books and woodblock-printed artisan books, and sell and produce small Japanese-style variety goods with original designs.
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Minami Entrance 459 Maomichi-mae-cho (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)
- Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Minami Entrance 459 Maomichi-mae-cho [map]
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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.