/lacquering tool
Refined urushi
Lacquering kit
Jitsuke material
Filter paper
Polishing article
Maki-e tool
Hake brush
Metallic leaf/powder
Wood body

Kato Kohe Shoten

478 Matsubara Nakano-cho, Matsubara-dori Tominokoji Nishi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8063

Phone: 075-351-1932・7983
Fax: 075-351-7966
Refinement of urushi, sale of urushi and lacquering tool
Closed: Sun., public holiday, 2nd and 4th Sat.
Open 9AM-6PM on weekdays
9AM-4PM on 1st, 3rd, 5th Sat.

Kato Kohe Shoten: Who are we?
Urushi wholesaler founded in Kyoto more than 150 years ago

Kato Kohe Shoten is a specialty store of urushi and tools for lacquering. You can purchase bespoke urushi refined in our factory. You can also find a wide range of material and tool for lacquering including various wood body. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any question.

Major client include manufacturer of lacquerware, school of fine art, research institute, and artist. Our lacquering class is lively with many people enjoying lacquering as a hobby.

As we welcome many foreign visitors everyday, we feel that it is our mission to provide excellent urushi and introduce Japanese traditional handicraft.
We are currently having a factory seconds
clearance sale!
Lacquerware: Factory seconds. On-shelf stock only. You can find easy to use fuki-urushi ware such as bowl, plate, and tray.
Wood body: Various shapes such as plate, bowl, multi-tiered food box carved from Japanese horse chestnut and katsura tree. Limited quantity, special price.

Please visit our store now!

What we do?

Refinement of urushi
We provide bespoke urushi refined in our factory.

Sale of urushi and lacquering tool
We sell refined urushi, pigment, brush, Maki-e brush, metallic leaf/powder, wood body, and other.

Urushi lacquering class
We have lacquering class in our old storehouse, walking distatnce from subway Gojo, Hankyu Kawaramachi, and Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo stations.