Koetsu mura (Koetsu Village) (光悦村)

Koetsu mura was a village that flourished in arts and crafts, and managed by Koetsu HONAMI during the early Edo Period.


Koetsu HONAMI gathered artisans and artists from machi-shu (towns people) of various fields in Takagamine, Kyoto, which he received from the Edo bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun), and subsequently build a unique culture.

The site of the Koetsus' residence is said to be Koetsu-ji Temple (Takagaminekoetsu-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto City).

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