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“New recycling” combining with Kyoto traditional by [ PASS THE BATON Kyoto Gion ]

2018.03.20 Tue / CAFE & BAR, Kyoto

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[ PASS THE BATON Kyoto Gion ] is the only shop in Kansai of [ PASS THE BATON ] develops at Marunouchi and Omotesando in Tokyo. The shop is the redesigned over 120-year-old Machiya (a traditional merchant’s house) located along Shirakawa River in Gion Shimbashi area, which is a prestigious and attractive area. Mr. Masamichi Katayama of [ Wonderwall ], a world-class interior designer created this modern space preserving the traditional Machiya atmosphere.

Many antiques such as bowls and dishes with beautiful design. Nostalgic designs are rather modern.
[ Ocha (tea) to (and) Sake Tasuki ] is a restaurant of the unique restaurant business category. The shaved ice with their original syrup, which is available all year round, is popular as well as Matcha tea and Sencha tea.
There is an interesting mix of European picture frames and American antique signs.
Regardless of era, heavy and small-sized iron kettles are selected. It is recommended to use them as flower vases or objects d'art.

Their concept is “new recycling”. Although their lineup is mainly clothes and knick-knacks brought by ordinary people, they add face photos or profile information to the tags or write the thought towards items so that recycled items can be identified. In addition, they offer the [ PASS THE BATON ] original products that they collaborate with other companies and recycle items such as unused or abandoned articles.

The original cutlery collaborated with Nakagawa Mokkougei Hirakoubou in Kyoto. It is designed preserving the natural curve of woods.
An elegant used trunk made in UK (¥16,000). The sensation of the weight when you bring and the smooth texture of the leather make men fascinating.
Left: Japanese color candles made with rice bran wax set of 5 (¥1,500), right: candleholder reusing a spoon (¥2,000)
The original paper lanterns jointly developed with [ Kojima Shoten ], a specialist of Kyoto paper lanterns. Dead stock Japanese papers are used for shade which softly lights.

In addition to the Japanese candles and the cutlery introduced the above, “new recycling” items with creativity such as corsages made with Kimono remnant of [ Hosoo ], a traditional Nishijin textile company, a set combining bean snack with dead stock pottery are available.

PASS THE BATON Kyoto Gion
77-6 Sueyoshicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Phone: +81-(0)75・708・3668
Hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Sun. & National holidays – 7:00pm)
Ocha to Sake Tasuki
Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm / 8:00pm – 4:00am(Bar)
Open 7 days a week unless otherwise indicated
Website: www.pass-the-baton.com

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