Here is the hikidemono that Satoshi received. Since the bride grew up in Kyoto, the items were from there.
A handmade chazutsu (tea container). The copper tea container is made by Japan's oldest craftsman, Kaikado which has been in business since the 8th year of Meiji (1875), very nice. This shop also makes silver, tin and brass tea containers.
He also received a hand-screened tenugui. Tenugui is usually made of cotton and is a thin cloth used as a hand/face towel or sometimes tied as a bandanna. I've even seen people frame them and hang them in their homes or use them as runners on their tables.
A baum kuchen by a well known sweets shop in Kyoto called Malebranche. They have counters at most department stores and I often buy from this shop to give away as gifts.
Satoshi said they had Japanese-French food and that the reception was held on a large property that was renovated near Kodaiji. With Autumn's fall foliage here and there, there were many tourists eager to see the leaves lit up.
He said he had a nice time, though he was very hungry when he came home...
Rokujohigashi hairu, Kawaramachi
Open 9:00-18:00, Closed on Sundays & Holidays
Shop: 9:00-21:00 Salon: 10:00-20:30
*also available at various department stores around Japan, check their site for a location near you