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”.
1-26-9 Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Closed all day * February 2nd-for the time being
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.
No designated parking space available. Use the public transportation, or the nearby public parking space.