“Tradition is the continuation of innovation”
Kotaro Nishibori is the fifth generation head craftsman of Hiyoshiya, the only wagasa (Japanese umbrella) manufacturer in Kyoto. The key to success in a business dealing in tradition in Japan is the unceasing efforts Hiyoshiya makes to continue innovating. Bridging the gap between the traditional techniques, materials and contemporary lifestyles, Kotaro has always strived to connect Japan’s traditional crafts with future generations.
What makes a travel unforgettable? “Meeting someone from the region you travel to and having a special conversation with them, or even becoming friends.”
At Meisterstrasse Japan Edition, we introduce you to this journey to meet the craftsmen who Kotaro Nishibori discovered during his trip around Japan. The bespoke journey we offer is filled with heart to heart conversations with other master craftsmen whose personality and techniques Kotaro fell in love with.
Here you’ll find the key to undiscovered parts of Japan.
*Actual arrangement, sales and attendance for all items on travels will be handled by well-versed partners of a special agency handling requests for affluent international travellers.
*International travellers will also be connected to a tourist service for travel assistance.