Zohiko has been making specialized fine lacquer ware products for over 300 years (since 1661). In the eighteenth century, Hikobei Nishimura the third (our 8th president) was given the honorary title of °»special artist of gold decoration°… by the emperor. He made a special gold decoration panel of the Buddha standing on a white elephant. The people of Kyoto were so impressed by the beauty of the panel that they named it °»The Panel of Zohiko°….
°»ZO°… means °»elephant°… in Japanese and °»HIKO°… is the first part of his name °»Hikobei°…. Subsequently, the shop°«s name was changed to °»Zohiko°….
Zohiko lacquer ware has impressed many people from all over the world for both its beauty and utility. We hope you will enjoy Zohiko lacquer ware.
|Business hours||:||9:30am to 6pm|
|° However, if Wednesday is a national holiday,
the shop will be open and then closed on Thursday instead.°ň
|Address||:||10 Okazaki Saishojicho Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8342 JAPAN|
|Telephone||:||[Inside Japan] 075-752-7777|
Directions to Zohiko
|°¶Subway||:||Get off at "Higashiyama" station (Tozai Line), exit 2 ; 10 min walk|
|°¶Bus||:||31, 201, 202, 203, 206 Kyoto city bus routes : Get off at "Higashiyama-Nijo"|
|stop; 5 min walk
5, 46 Kyoto city bus routes : Get off at "Kyoto Kaikan Bijutsukan-mae" stop ;
7 min walk
|Business hours||:||10am to 5:30pm|
|Closed||:||Every Sunday and national holidays|
|Address||:||2-2-2-1F Nihonbashi-honcho Chuo-ku Tokyo|
|Telephone||:||[Inside Japan] 03-3510-1751|
Directions to Zohiko
|°¶Subway (Tokyo Metro)||:||Get off at "Mitsukoshi-mae" station (Ginza Line°¶|
|Hanzomon Line), exit A10 ; 2 min walk|
|°¶JR||:||Get off at "Shin Nihonbashi" station (Sobu Main Line), exit 5 ; 2 min walk|
|°¶Bus||:||To 42 ko, s-1 Toei bus routes : Get off at "Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi" stop;|
|5 min walk|
This is an online shopping mall where you can find a variety of stores long established in Kyoto. You can shop from a wide selection of Zohiko products here (limited to the customers in Japan only).
Online shop for World Customers.
Art Craft Japan
Please see ZOHIKO products from here.
HOW TO USE
- Wash with a dishcloth or sponge soaked in thinned neutral detergent in lukewarm
water, and wipe with a soft cloth.
- Store the product in a dry place and do not allow it to get wet or be kept in
water, except when washing.
- Do not put in microwave ovens, a dishwashers, driers, etc.
- Keep covered with soft paper or cloth, and keep it in a cool place away from
- In exceptionally rare cases, there may be some slight reaction to lacquer
If abnormalities arise, please stop use immediately and seek medical advice.