• Home
  • DENSAN Search




Hakata Ori

Hakata Textiles

Woven textiles

In the Kamakura era, Hakata merchant passes to Chugoku of the times of Soong with priest, and it does by opening to have taken Woven textiles technology home with.

During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), merchants from Hakata journeyed to Sung dynasty China with the founder of Joten-ji temple, Shoichi Kokushi, and the weaving techniques they brought back with them laid the foundations of Hakata Ori.


Kurume Gasuri

Kurume Ikat

Woven textiles

Thread which old cloth of one slice of cotton was able to graze in the early 19th century was begun for hint by 12-year-old girl.

This type of cloth dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when a 12 year old girl called Inoue Den was inspired by a scrap of old material. Later, the Kurume clan in the south west of present day Fukuoka Prefecture promoted its production.


Kishiwara Yaki

Koishiwara Ware


It is the Chikuzen opened in earlier period of Edo era in the 17th century by Kuroda feudal clan feudal lord's first kiln.

The kiln set up by the feudal lord of the local Kuroda clan, in the 17th century at the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868), was the first to be set up in Chikuzen in northern Kyushu. Large porcelain urns, jars and sake flasks were made under the name of Nakano yaki but in the middle of the 18th century, pottery was being produced under the name of Koishiwara Yaki.


Agano Yaki

Agano Ware


When Tadaoki Hosokawa became feudal lord of Kokura feudal clan in (1602) at the beginning of the 17th century, we invite Korean ceramist, and what let the whole families make ascending kiln in here Ueno does by opening.

Agano Yaki dates back to the 17th century, when Hosokawa Tadaoki, who became the feudal lord of the Kokura clan in 1602, invited a Korean potter to come to Japan and had members of his clan construct a noborigama--one of the famous ""climbing kilns--in Agano.


Yame Fukushima Butsudan

Yamefukushima Household Buddhist Altars

Household Buddhist Altars and Fittings

The following talk is had for beginning of Yame Fukushima Butsudan. It was in the middle of the Edo era and one armor-back held-flag carpenter had a dream of solemn gorgeous Buddhist temple at a certain night and thought and wanted to be Household Buddhist Altars production for cooperation to person in the same profession.

One night in early 19th century, a cabinet maker dreamt about an extremely beautiful, majestic Buddhist building. Inspired by his dream, he enlisted the help of work mates and together they built a Buddhist household altar. This is the story behind the origins of the Yamefukushima Butsudan.


Hakata Ningyo

Hakata Art Dolls

Dolls and Kokeshi

The history of Hakata Ningyo is old and sails up at the beginning of the 17th century.

According to some people, the history of Hakata Ningyo dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. It seems that when Kuroda Nagamasa built Fukuoka castle, someone making ridge-end tiles for the castle developed his skills with forming and firing, and he gave one of the figures he made to the head of the clan.


Yame Chochin

Yame Lanterns

Other Crafts

It is assumed beginning of Yame Chochin that thing about simple painting was made with simplicity called place lantern in the early 19th century.

It seems likely that Yame Chochin came into being sometime at the beginning of the 19th century with the painting of simple decorations on a rudimentary form of paper lantern. By the middle of the same century great advances had been achieved in the design, causing something of a revolution in their making. And, by the end of the century, lanterns occupied an important position within local industry.