Utsukushiya - Specialty Store for Oil Blotting Paper


Store Built Especially for Busy Women Who Wish to “Stay Beautiful”

In 1976, HAKUICHI found that Maiko in Kyoto use the “gold pounding paper”, the byproduct of gold leaf manufacturing, to retouch their makeup, and produced the oil blotting paper using the “production technique for the gold pounding paper”.
Address 1-26-9 Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone 076-253-1891
Hours 9:00 a.m -6:00 p.m
Closed New Year’s Day
Product range Oil blotting paper made by the “production technique for the gold pounding paper”, Japanese hand towels, makeup tools and others

Wide Range of Oil Blotting Paper

Meet our wide range of oil blotting papers, including the ones with Beautiful Woman in Kimono painting by a Japanese-style painter Kazuya Yamashita, on the cover as well as the ones containing real gold leaf flakes - highly popular for travel gifts.

Makeup Tools for Beautiful Skin

UTSUKUSHIYA offers many exclusive items. Mirrors and the beautiful set of hand-dyed Japanese hand towels and oil blotting paper are perfect for gifts.

Reviving the Design from Meiji Era

Revived after over 100 years of time, the exterior and interior décor of the store partly feature the design from the old time and contributes to reproducing the traditional townscape.

Place to Pose for Social Posts

One of the popular activities for visitors is to stroll around Higashi Chayagai in kimono. Visit us in the traditional kimono and take pictures at our “Social Network Site Spot” for your social posts.

By Car

No designated parking space available.
Use the public transportation, or the nearby public parking space.

By Bus

・5 minutes on foot from “Hashibacho” bus stop