Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for 1000 years, from the Heian-kyo capital built in 794 to the end of the Edo period.
Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for 1000 years. It developed as the political, cultural, and industrial center of Japan for a long time, and continued to prosper as a capital city.
Throughout its history, Kyoto's craftsmen developed unique skills and techniques, giving birth to traditional industries such as Kyo-yuzen and Nishijin textiles.
Kyoto's traditional industries have been developed by aristocrats and high society. Unlike Western brands, which have been targeted at aristocrats and the upper class, Kyoto's traditional industries have been developed with a focus on the people's daily lives, events, hobbies, games, and entertainment.