Kondaya Genbey

Located on Kyoto’s Muromachi-dōri, 

Kondaya Genbey is a long-established manufacturer and purveyor of obi with a history of 280 years. 

The ‘Konda’ of ‘Kondaya’ is an old reading of the Chinese characters that is also found in the name

of the Konda Hachimangu shrine on the site of the ancient tomb of Emperor Ōjin

 

The current head of the company is the tenth-generation Yamaguchi Genbey. A formidable innovator who uses the skills passed down to him through the generations, he has introduced many new products into the world of kimono