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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Kagoshima

Honba Oshima Tsumugi

Oshima Pongee

Woven textiles

Beginning of Oshima pongee in Amami Islands dates back to the about seventh century. It was about the early 18th century that production center was formed, and technique reached Kagoshima afterwards. We close, and splashed pattern is made using unique opportunity called plane (shimehata). Technique of "mud dyeing" to dye thread is particularly famous.

The origins of this cloth woven on the Amami islands near Okinawa dates back to the 7th century. It was not until the beginning of the 18th century, however, that the craft took on the guise of an industry and its techniques were subsequently handed on to those working in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Kagoshima

Satsuma Yaki

Satsuma Ware

Ceramics

Satsuma Yaki was begun in the days of position of Bunroku, the Keicho era by ceramists of the Rhee Dynasty which feudal lord Shimazu at the time brought back from Korea.

The origins of Satsuma Yaki date back to the 16th century. The local feudal lord, Shimazu, returned from the Korean peninsular with some potters who helped to get things started.

Kagoshima

Kawanabe Butsudan

Kawanabe Household Buddhist Altars

Household Buddhist Altars and Fittings

In Buddhism and the deep riverside district of connection, the remnants of Heike where power was defeated by with Kawabe whom there was in estrade no ura in the southern part of current Kagoshima at the beginning of the Kamakura era worked hard for missionary work of memorial service and Buddhism around valley of Kawanabechokiyomizu.

At the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) the Kawanabe area was noted for its connections with Buddhism. Kawanabe, a local powerful family who held sway over the southern part of what is now Kagoshima Prefecture, and the remains of Heike family, who were defeated at Dannoura, began holding memorial services and preaching the word of Buddha along a ravine of clear water in Kawanabe-cho.