Akao Shobundo wood block prints shop Kyoto, Japan

AKAO SHOBUNDOantiquarian bookshop

Welcome to Akao Shobunbo’s website.
Akao Shobundo, located in Kawaramachi, center of Kyoto, specializes in Japanese “Hanga”woodblock prints of the early 20th century, and books on Japanese literature.
We are the old bookshop you can meet colored xylographic book in Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period (19th ~ early 20th century). These xylographic books were drawn and used in Kyoto as “Zuan”design of kimono in mainly Nishijin and Muromachi (Nishijin means the area where the textile industry including Nishijin-ori is concentrated. Muromachi means the area where a lot of shops dealing in kimono fabrics are).
We hope dealing design books of Kyoto helps to disseminate the Kyoto culture to the world. Our gallery holds large stock. We are waiting for your visit to our gallery.

Please go up to 2nd floor using the elevator.

Open:11:00 Close:18:00
Closed on every Sunday.

2F, Daiko Bldg. 97 Enoki-Cho,Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-si, Kyoto,
Japan 604-0931
(〒604-0931 京都市中京区二条通寺町東入榎木町97)


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