Located on Kyoto's Muromachi-dori, Kondaya Genbey is a long-established manufacturer and purveyor of obi with a history stretching back over 280 years. The current head of the company is the tenth-generation Genbey Yamaguchi; a formidable innovator he uses the skills passed down to him through the generations to create highly artistic new kimono and obi. In addition, he devotes himself to the resurrection and preservation of paper fabrics, koishimaru silk, and traditional dyeing techniques.