Tayama Studio

Crafting world class, authentic Nambu Ironware, and reinvigorating this 400-year-old tradition through various initiatives to attract more young people to the craft.

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Shiraiwa-yaki Waheegama

A historic traditional pottery revived thanks to the contemporary touch of Aoi Watanabe, an emerging potter gaining popularity fast in Japan.

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Tazen Copperware
Tazen

This historic Sendai copper studio has been in the business since Sendai's founding 420 years ago, and continues to pass down their traditions while adjusting thier products to suit contemporary lifestyles.

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Tsugaru Ujoyaki

Keeping ancient pottery craftsmanship techniques alive through an incredible wood firing process in the world's longest climbing kiln.

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Hongo Daruma-ya

Matsukawa Daruma, a type of local daruma unique to Sendai with a samurai history, crafted strictly according to tradition.

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Ryobi-an

The expert craftspeople at Ryobi-an are reinventing the traditonal craft of Akita cedar bento boxeswhile preserving traditional methods.

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Ogatsu Suzuri Association

Ogatsu Suzuri Association is crafting slate tableware from the high-quality Ogastu slate traditionally used for calligraphy inkstones.

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Denshiro Cherry Bark Crafts

Specializing in tea caddies, containers, and other crafts made from natural cherry bark, a technique originally developed by samurai.

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Hirohashi

This studio, founded by a palace carpenter, makes high-end wooden chopsticks from trimmings of premium Yoshino lumber in an area with historical sustainable forestry practices.

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Matsuhisa Eisuke Kamiten

The Matsuhisa family has been working with washi artisans since 1876 and has a significant impact on the development of thier city, Mino, Gifu, which has a rich washi crafting history.

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