A local lady on the second floor is periodically showing visitors how such a technique was performed by using the same weaving machine used back in the day. On the same floor, many souvenirs are available allowing one to take a beautiful part of the passion of this neighborhood back home. Not only kimono and obi (kimono belt) are available, but also purses, bags, weaved earrings, T-shirts, neckties and more.
On the 3rd floor, one can see in a glance the development of this art through history, it’s different styles and an hourly kimono show free of charge.
This is just a slice of what Nishijin has to offer, and at Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa, we like to always show our guests what life is like in Kyoto, what marvels are hidden and the endless array of discoveries that have remained throughout the years.
Specially enjoyable with family or friends, Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa’s large “machiya” house is waiting for you to open it’s doorway into your discovery of Nishijin, Kyoto and the Kansai region.