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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Ibaraki Tochigi

Yuki Tsumugi

Yuki Pongee

Woven textiles

In the Yuki, Ibaraki district, sericulture business was prosperous for a long time, and pongee was made as the use of by-product in the slack season for farmers and has already put in the Imperial Court in the Nara era.

The Yuki area of Ibaraki Prefecture had been a center for sericulture since ancient times. Based on this, Yuki Tsumugi was woven during slack periods of the farming year and cloth was supplied to the Imperial Court during the Nara period (710-794).

Ibaraki

Kasama Yaki

Kasama Ware

Ceramics

As for the Kasama Yaki, it is considered to be opening at the middle of the Edo era that craftsman of Hakoda (now the Kasama city) baked kiln by instruction of ceramist of Shigaraki Yaki. We received protection, encouragement of feudal clan until Kasama feudal clan disappeared by establishment of prefectures in place of feudal domains in the Meiji era.

Kasama Yaki started in the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) and was influenced by the feudal system until the abolition of the clans and the establishment of prefectures in the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Ibaraki

Makabe Ishidoro

Makabe Stone Lanterns

Stonework

Because granite (cancer to surround) of good quality is produced in the Makabe, Ibaraki district, we process stone as life tool for a long time and use.

Good quality granite found in the Makabe area of Ibaraki Prefecture has been used to make a variety of useful articles since ancient times. The actual working of stone in the area began around the end of the Muromachi period (1333-1568) with the making of Buddhist stone articles around Nagaoka in Makabe-cho.