752 Nishihashizume-cho, Gojo-agaru, Kawaramachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

TEL +81-75-341-3288FAX +81-75-343-5733

open 10:00 - close 18:00

By Train

3 mins. walk to the west from Kiyomizu Gojo Sta.

10 mins. walk to the south from Hankyu Kawaramachi Sta.

10mins. walk to the east from subway Gojo Sta.

By Bus

1 min. walk from City Bus Kawaramachi Gojo Sta.

  • As a service for our foreign customers,
    you can enjoy shopping at Kawaramachi Gojo Store in Tax-Free.
    Residence of Japan are not subject Tax-Free.

About Us

There are some things that can only be done by we at Gwasendo,
who have since the start been face to face with the joy of those who create.

Our specialist art supplies and frame store Gwasendo was founded in the 2nd year of
the Taisho era (1913) in Kyoto, which was flourishing as a city of art.
We have supported our customers’ “creating” for more than 100 years.
We know all about art supplies and their deep allure,
from their original characteristics to some unexpected uses.
And we can suggest all kinds possibilities that these art supplies have, in accordance with your needs.

We don’t just sell materials and tools for artistic work,
we provide services to support all aspects of the acts of expression,
“Learn, Create, Display”, such as frame orders, a print service, running of an arts class,
and support for exhibiting your works.
From professionals active on the front line to those taking on making something for the first time,
Gwasendo is a friend to all creators taking on the act of expression.

We offer products and services perfect for giving form to your vision.


Aiming for a selection suitable for all arenas of artistic production.
We aim to provide a selection of products meeting creator’s needs,
covering as many genres as possible in the diversifying arena of artistic expression.

  • Oil Painting

  • Japanese Painting

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Acrylic Painting

  • Print

  • Palette, Cleaner

  • Paint Brush

  • Easel, Bag, Cabinet

  • Canvas & Panel

  • Paper & Board

  • Sketchbook

  • Archtect's Models

  • Drawing Tool

  • Manga & Comic Tool

  • Bookbinding

  • Pastel

  • Colored Pencil

  • Pencil

  • Dessin

  • Seal Engraving

  • Indian Ink Painting

  • Color Guide


  • AMSTERDAMPaints, and more
  • ARCHESPaper
  • Awagami FactoryJapanese Paper
  • BLOCKXPaints
  • bonny Col ArtPaints and more
  • CANSONPaper
  • COPICComic Material
  • Daler RowneyPaints, and more
  • DELETERComic Material
  • holbeinPaints, Brush and more
  • ICComic Material
  • KISSHOJapanese Paints
  • KuretakePaints, Pen and more
  • KUSAKABEPaints
  • LEFRANC & BOURGEOISPaints, and more
  • LiquitexPaints, and more
  • marumanSketch Binder
  • Maruoka KogyoCanvas, and Panel
  • musePaper
  • Nakagawa GofunJapanese Paints
  • ORIONPaper, Sketch Binder
  • REMBRANDTPaints, ando more
  • SAKURACraypas
  • SchminckePaints
  • STEADTLERDrawing Tool
  • TALENS JAPANPaints, Easel and more
  • UEBA ESOUJapanese Paints
  • van GoghPaints, and more
  • WINSOR & NEWTONPaints, and more


For requests and inquiries concerning our products or services,
please contact us via the below form.

After filling in the required information, please click
the [confirm these details] button and proceed to the conformation screen.
The responsible staff member will reply to you within a few days.
(Not including business holidays.)