Since 1712, we have been in business for 300 years in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Our textiles are specifically used in Chanoyu (the way of tea). A fukusa, is a small silk cloth used in the tea ceremony to purify the utensils and set them on. Carrying on the tradition, Kitamura-Tokusai has kept the premium quality and exquisite texture of the special fine silk. And all fukusa, ko-bukusa and dashi-bukusa are carefully sewed by hand. We are pleased to introduce a part of our works.
However, we are afraid we do not offer online shopping, as it is difficult to express fully the quality of material as well as finished-product, or to convey the smooth texture of fabrics through photos as much as they do so for the beauty of the cloth designs. Now Tokusai produces approximately 400 patterns. We would like to welcome you to our shop in Kyoto, invite you to view our hundreds kinds of textiles, touch and feel our fukusa in person. We look forward to your visit to our shop.
If you do not plan to come to Kyoto soon, some shops will help you.
Please contact us if you have any inquiry.
We are sorry if some kinds are out of stock or take
some time to complete as they are handmade products.
Please be informed that below prices are for reference only.
Fukusa, approx. 27.5cm square double layered silk cloth for the way tea,
is used for purifying tea utensils. It also shows hospitality of the host.
Red, Vermilion(Orange), Purple
There are 4 types of thickness for each color
Konnichi-an favored Kamoashimon-fukusa,
Rikyubai-fukusa and others
Made-to-order fukusa is also available.
(Order quantity from 40 pieces) [Contact us]
（Design registration No.168911）
Favored by Gengensai (Urasenke XI)
Konarai, Satsu, Karamono,
Daitenmoku, Bondate, Gyo-
daisu, Shindaisu, Judan
Favored by Tantansai (Urasenke XIV)
Aka, Murasaki, Konarai, Satsu, Karamono, Daitenmoku, Bonten
Kobukusa and Dashibukusa are kind of fukusa made of vintage
fabric such as `meibutsugire`. In the way of tea, they are used
to treat or handle the tea utensils.
Approx. 15.9cm×15cm square
double layered silk cloth.
Approx. 27.5cm square double layered silk cloth same as fukusa.
There are several kinds of weaving way, such as kinran, nishiki, donsu,
kandô, shôha, fûtsû, môru and others. Now Tokusai produces approx.
Pouch for tea utensils. Available by made-to-order only.
approx. 40,000yen～ (tax excl.)
Please bring the chaire, usuchaki or chabako, it will be made to order
in about 2months.
For storage of used kaishi (paper), no-drip-proof, approx. 9.5×5.8cm(business card size)
14,000yen～ (tax excl.)
Sweets pick (ivory)
3,000yen～ (tax excl.)
Sweets pick (bamboo grown in Kyoto, stamped to stand for Tokusai) and case
3,000yen～ (tax excl.)
Incense pouch for carrying
10,000yen～ (tax excl.)
Sash for kimono
(for men and ladies)
- Shifuku for chabako
- Fukusa for chakabuki
- Dôgu-bukusa(fukusa for utensils)
- Kobukusa for Chitosebon (favored by Tantansai)
- Kobukusa for Shikisidate
- Tsuzureori fukusa basami
- Cha-sensu (folded fan for Chanoyu. Colored by hand.)
- Otomo-bako -tiny bento box-
(handy foldable box with special silk. For sweets or something small goods.)
- Mame-fukusa (1/4 size fukusa. For decollation)
414 Tozaicho Horikawa-nishi-iru Teranouchi-dori Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8411
We speak Japanese language only.
For reservation in English, use FAX or Contact us
9:30AM － 5:00PM, Mon － Fri
☆Please make a RESERVATION in advance.
|CLOSED:||SAT － SUN, NATIONAL HOLIDAYS,
Bon(mid-August) and New Year's holiday
|Taxis||… about 20-minute from Kyoto station|
|Kyoto City bus (No.9 or 12)||… within 1-minute walk from Horikawa-Teranouchi bus stop|
|Subway (Karasuma line)||… about 15-minute walk from Imadegawa or Kuramaguchi station|