Kyo Ware / Kiyomizu Ware Asahido Kyo Ware / Kiyomizu Ware Asahido


  • 2020/04/01

    Notice of reduced business hours

  • 2019/12/13

    2019 We are open during the end and beginning of the year.

  • 2019/10/13

    Online shop renewal!

  • 2019/06/01

    “Saryo Kiraku Japanese Restaurant & Cafe” Notice of Renewal Construction

  • 2019/01/01

    Happy New Year

The Master’s Touch,
Rendering Subtle Beauty

For more than a thousand years, Kyoto, the former capital, has been the political and cultural center of Japan

Blessed with the presence of the Imperial family, nobility and shrines and temples that fostered its court culture, the city also attracted the best materials and tools, and the most talented craftsmen from through the land, and it was in this environment during the Momoyama Period that a wide range of tea ceremony utensils came to be created in response to the demands of the merchant-class tea ceremony masters for tea ceramics, such as Raku ware.

At the beginning of the Edo Period, such master craftsmen as Ninsei Nonomura and Kenzan Ogata appeared and Kiyomizu ware reached its zenith, resulting in the ornate and elegant multi-colored overgraze enamels that formed the base for what is today known as Kyo ware/Kiyomizu ware.

Even today, many kilns and ceramic artists are actively engaged in creating works that have an innovative originality, while remaining true to the traditional techniques.

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Continuous Presence Outside the Gates of Kiyomizu Temple Since 1870

Asahido Honten is located on the approach to Kiyomizu Temple, right outside the gates.
A world of tranquility and traditional beauty embraces you as you step out of the hustle and bustle of the crowds making their way to the temple.
From the windows in the pottery salon on the second floor you can enjoy sweeping views of Kiyomizu Temple and Higashiyama, while examining superb specimens of Kyo ware/Kiyomizu ware.

Day after Day, The Approach to Kiyomizu, Bustling with Pilgrims and Tourists

Day after day, tourists from both within Japan and overseas, students on field trips and pilgrims make their way up the approach to the temple.
Shops of every description stand side by side, and throughout the day the air is filled with the sounds of lively conversations.
Be sure to come and visit Kiyomizu Temple, which is known far and wide as one of the great power spots.

Specialty Kyo Ware/Kiyomizu Ware Store with the Greatest Selection in Japan

Asahido was founded in 1870, just outside the gates of Kiyomizu Temple.
Originally a specialty store for Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware, Asahido now features specimens from some of the most well-known traditional kilns, as well as a wide range of mainly handmade and hand-painted ceramics and traditional crafts from throughout Japan, which are loved by people of all ages.