Bamboo is a material that is familiar to Japanese people, and bamboo baskets have been made all over Japan since ancient times.
Here in Kyoto, bamboo baskets are also used for the tea ceremony or for flower arrangement ‘ikebana’.
Delicate expressions and techniques associated with the creation have been refined by artisans over many years.
At Kisetsu we use techniques developed through this unique tradition to produce bags that are modern lifestyle accessories.
The name of our company, “Kisetsu,” reflects our desire to create products that delight and bring pleasure to their users all year round.
Our logo features the kanji “㐂” which is a variant of “喜” and denotes good fortune.
Our products are created with time-honored traditional techniques, and they become more unique as their appearance changes over time.
We hope you will enjoy them.
|2020||Kyoto city certified as a master of the future ‘Mirai no Meisho’ (Kyoto bamboo crafts)”|
|2019||Received a Prize at Traditional Crafts of Japan 2019 (Aziro-ami Briefcase / Bamboo Briefcase)|
|2018||Received Japan’s Prime Minister’s Prize at Traditional Crafts of Japan 2018 (Aziro-ami Second bag / Bamboo Clutch Bag)|
|2014||Received Kyoto Mayor’s Award at bamboo crafts exhibition in Kyoto and Grand prix at Kyo-mono Use Competition|
|2013||Kyoto prefecture certified as a bamboo craft artisan ‘Kyo-mono nintei kogei-shi’|
|2012||Exibihited at Culturel du Louvre “Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel”, France|
|2011||National certification of bamboo craft first-class professional skills, Open the bamboo bag atelier KISETSU, Received Kyoto Mayor’s award at 51st Kyoto bamboo craft exhibition|
|2007||Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto|
|2005||Entered to Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto|
|1974||Born in Tokyo|
|Address||486-66 Nakatsukasacho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8158|
Our bamboo basket bags are custom made to order. Please use the Inquiries form to contact us.
Delivery times and shipping costs vary depending on the specific product, size of order and availability of materials.
We will be happy to give you more details upon inquiry or when you place your order.
Overseas shipment: the recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country. You may be subject to any import duties VAT, taxes and other charges that are levied once the package reaches the country of destination. Tariffs and customs policies vary widely from country to country. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Please contact your local customs office for more information.