The reign of the comb
Malleable, revealing and symbolic, hair is the expression of art applied to the body. In the heart of Kyoto, a family has been making real hair Stradivarius for five generations.
Essential to Geishas and kabuki actors... The Jusan Ya boutique exhibits a treasure of centuries-old know-how. The wooden combs that are sold there, polished to the skin of a shark, are the testimony of an unequaled refinement. Each object is unique. The good-natured shopkeeper happily leads visitors to the back of the shop where museum pieces are on display. This place offers a unique Japanese art known to few!
Address, timetable & access
Phone+81(0) 752 110 498.
Timetableexit at Kawaramachi station, a stone's throw from the Shinkyogoku shopping gallery.
Pricecount 8,190 yen for a twelve-centimeter comb.
Accessevery day, from 11 am to 8:30 pm