Kitamura Tokusai Fukusa-ten Co., Ltd. Chanoyu Textile Shop SINCE 1712

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.



Shioze-muji-fukusa -Basic plain fukusa-
Red, Vermilion(Orange), Purple

There are 4 types of thickness for each color
特優 Tokuyu
極上 Gokujo
真  Shin
行  Gyo

Shioze-muji-fukusa -Basic plain fukusa-

Shioze-muji-iro-fukusa -plain color fukusa-
73 colors

color catalog

Shioze-muji-iro-fukusa -plain color fukusa-

Yuzen-fukusa -Yuzen-dyed printed fukusa-

Konnichi-an favored Kamoashimon-fukusa,
Rikyubai-fukusa and others

color catalog

New collection of designs
come out every year

Yuzen-fukusa -Yuzen-dyed printed fukusa-

Made-to-order fukusa is also available.
(Order quantity from 35 pieces) [Contact us]

SÔden fukusa Favored by Urasenke Konnichian
(Design registration No.168911)

Favored by Gengensai (Urasenke XI)
the Eight hasshu-soden fukusa

Konarai, Satsu, Karamono,
Daitenmoku, Bondate, Gyo-
daisu, Shindaisu, Judan

the Eight hasshu-soden fukusa

Favored by Tantansai (Urasenke XIV)
Keiko-yo (for practice) muji nanako fukusa 8,000yen~ (tax excl.)

Aka, Murasaki, Konarai, Satsu, Karamono, Daitenmoku, Bonten

Keiko-yo (for practice) muji nanako fukusa



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.

Please take a look 『お知らせ news from tokusai』as well.

Kobukusa 3,000yen~ (tax excl.)

Approx. 15.9cm×15cm square
double layered silk cloth.


Dashibukusa 18,000yen~ (tax excl.)

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.
400 patterns.

Contact us




Pouch for tea utensils. Available by made-to-order only.
approx. 60,000yen~ (tax excl.)
Please bring the chaire, usuchaki or chabako, it will be made to order
in about 2months.

Contact us



  • Sode-otoshi

    3,600yen~(tax excl.)

    For storage of used kaishi (paper), no-drip-proof, approx. 9.5×5.8cm(business card size)

  • Sukiya-bukuro


    Chanoyu bag
    17,000yen~ (tax excl.)

  • Yoji-ire


    approx. 9×2.3cm
    Sweets pick (ivory)
    and case
    3,000yen~ (tax excl.)

  • Yoji-ire


    Sweets pick (bamboo grown in Kyoto, stamped to stand for Tokusai) and case
    3,000yen~ (tax excl.)

  • Shino-bukuro


    Incense pouch for carrying
    16,000yen~ (tax excl.)

  • Obi Sash for kimono


    Sash for kimono
    (for men and ladies)

Kitamura Tokusai Fukusa-ten Shop Information


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.

Bon(mid-August) and New Year's holiday
*Temporary closing
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

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