Handle and experience a variety of unique and rare materials
that could be the inspiration to your next creation.
From local and historical traditional materials and handicrafts, to modules and products that contain the latest technology.
MTRL KYOTO and FabCafe MTRL are the setting where materials are given new value and ideas are born.
Scaffold plank used by Higashi Honganji temple & PortlandMTRL KYOTO
Shabby chic general-purpose aged wooden boards that have been used as scaffolding
LEGO® Education WeDo2.0FabCafe MTRL
Blocks that give shape to ideas. A tool to realize your ideas and inspire new ones while building with your hands.
littleBitsFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
An open source library that allows you to learn about electronic circuits in a fun way, by connecting electronic circuits with magnets.
Natural paint born from water
TECHTILE ToolkitFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
A toolkit that allows you to record tactile sensations from an object or the body, and play the haptic sensation back to an object or body, thus replaying or extending the experience.
YKK fastenerFabCafe MTRL
Various fasteners that embody the technology and design of YKK, which boasts a worldwide market share
Sanchu WashiMTRL KYOTO
Japanese paper from the mountains of Hida
MESH™ – Smart blockFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Sensor blocks that can be used to design interactive devices
Nishijin OriMTRL KYOTO
Fine silk fabric from Kyoto Nishijin
Masking ColorFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Water-based paint that can be peeled off
Laminated PressboardFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Laminated pressboard with a texture and weight similar to wood
Paint for WoodMTRL KYOTO
A high-quality paint that complements the beauty of wood
Kitayama MarutaMTRL KYOTO
Kitayama Maruta lumber from Kyoto that meld together strength and beauty
Tango Silk CrepeMTRL KYOTO
Functional and delicate fabrics developed through the history and culture of the Kyoto coast
bGeigie NanoMTRL KYOTO
A mobile Geiger counter that can be connected to the internet
Human Vision ComponentsFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Sensing components that can detect your condition and send notifications
XEBEC Ceramic Stone™MTRL KYOTO
Moldable ceramic grinding stone.
Industrial Waste as MaterialFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Industrial waste that had been discarded or recycled in the process of conventional manufacturing and distribution can be repurposed as materials that represent new possibilities.
AgIC Circuit MarkerFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
A pen that enables you to "build a circuit drawn by hand" without using any wiring or soldering.
Kyo KumihimoFabCafe MTRL MTRL KYOTO
Kyo Kumihimo braid made in a workshop in Kyoto Uji, is a traditional material born from the technique of braiding together more than three threads of yarn.
We also have a selection of materials that can be used with fabrication tools for building prototypes and just about anything else you can design!