Why We Are Special: Kyoto, the ancient capital with more than 1200 years of history, was the seat of the imperial household.
Artists and artisans all over Japan honed their art and craft in hopes of being able to move to Kyoto and vie to serve the aristocracy and ultimately,
the emperor. Refined craftsmanship is deeply ingrained in both the DNA of Kyoto and Takaokaya.
At Takaokaya, all of our products are lovingly made by hand. The only machine you’ll find in our workshop is a sewing machine!
Kyoto zabuton craftsmen use their finely honed skills, passed down with pride for generations, to make our superbly comfortable cushions.
We welcome visitors to our workshop to witness how it is done for themselves!