Cotton wholesaler Eirakuya was established in 1615, and almost four centuries later, the company is flourishing. In 2007 it launched a sub-brand, Ihee, selling cotton tote bags with modern Japanese motifs such as cherries, bamboo or the torii gates of a shrine. Upstairs, another Eirakuya brand sells all kinds of headwear, from flat caps to trilbies, emblazoned with the signature prints.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


577-1 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Gion Shijo station (Keihan line).

Telephone 075 551 3500

Open 11am-8pm daily.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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