About Sukiwa

I have worked with many types of fabric for picture mounts, from the high-end hand made “Kinran Donsu”, to the more affordable mixed-fiber fabric (for example, a mix of synthetic fiber and cotton). With this background, I established Sukiwa Corporation with the intention to promote Japanese traditional culture to as many people as possible.

Our company started off by selling fabric for picture mounts, and through this we realized the importance of the quality of materials used for Nihonga paintings. We now make our best effort to protect and promote Japanese tradition in this specific field, and cooperating with artisans all over the country, deal with high quality hand-made paper (Washi) which is durable for long years. We have also organized many exhibitions and shows, so that more people have a chance to know beautiful and fascinating Japanese traditional culture and gain further understanding of it. We also opened up a gallery “Sukiwa Ohtsu” in April 2006 in Ohtsu-shi, in Shiga Prefecture, with an intention to further expand our business.
A strict artisan society lies behind the market of Japanese picture mounts, and it may be hard to understand it in the beginning, but once you step into this world, you would be fascinated with its deep and fascinating culture. Through our effort, I hope to pass on the unique and beautiful aesthetic of the Japanese with its long tradition to the modern society and younger generations.

Norikazu Kishida
Executive Director
SUKIWA Co.,ltd,






SUKIWA Co., ltd.
1F Twin Heitz, 3-42-17, Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
167-0042, JAPAN

TEL +81-3-3390-1155
FAX +81-3-5311-7260
E-Mail contact@sukiwa.net

Five-minute walk from the JR Chuo Line
“Nishiogikubo” Station (North Exit).





3-2-1, Jinryo, Otsu-shi, Shiga
520-2132, JAPAN

TEL +81-77-547-3209
FAX +81-77-547-3208
E-Mail contact@sukiwa.net

Directions to the gallery

There’s a parking space for 2 cars.
From Osaka direction: Right beside the West Seta Interchange
From Tokyo direction: Turn right at the South Seta junction after getting off at East Seta Interchange

By rail
From JR Kyoto Station to JR Ishiyama Station on the Biwako Line.
Change to Keihan Ishiyama Line and get off at Karahashi-mae Station. The Gallery is a 7 minute walking distance from there.

By bus
From JR Ishiyama Station, take the Omi-Kintetsu Bus going to Zeze Driving School, Seta Station, or West Exit Kusatsu Statuion. Get off at Hashimoto Station. (Approx. 5 min from Ishiyama Station)
The Gallery is right next to the bus station.

By taxi
35 minutes from Kyoto Station, 5 minutes from JR Ishiyama Station
Take a look at our guided picture map from JR and Keihan Ishiyama Station for a detailed direction.