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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Fukuoka

Agano Yaki

Agano Ware

Ceramics

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.

Aichi

Mikawa Butsudan

Mikawa Household Buddhist Altars

Household Buddhist Altars and Fittings

Beginning of Mikawa Butsudan dates back to the middle of Edo era. maridato is said to be master of Household Buddhist Altars having made Household Buddhist Altars as materials with lacquer produced in pine, cedar, good timber and the foot of hinoki provided using transportation by water of the Yahagi River of Sanage (there does not seem to be monkey) in northern Mikawa at the beginning.

Mikawa Butsudan date back to the middle of the 18th century. It was then that a certain altar maker made an altar using good pine, cedar and cypress that was brought down the Yasakugawa river and finished his work using natural lacquer tapped from trees at the foot of Mt. Sarunage in the north of Mikawa.

Okayama

Bizen Yaki

Bizen Ware

Ceramics

The history of Bizen Yaki was old and has been already made in the Heian era. It is counted in one of Japanese six old kilns and is famous as earthenware (closely "fire strangely stone) in se device (" "se") with the history of 1,000 years nationwide.

Bizen is one of Japan's six most famous kilns with a history going back some one thousand years to the Heian period (794-1185), when this ware was already in production.

Akita

Akita Sugi Oke Taru

Akita Cedar Cooperage

Woodcraft, Bamboo Craftwork

Sheet, baseplate, handle which we used for pail considered to belong to the 15th to the 16th century are excavated from the remains of Akita Castle.

Elements of tubs dating from the 15th and 16th centuries have been discovered at the former site of Akita castle. Records dating from the beginning of the 17th century kept by one of the old families of the Akita clan, make it clear that tubs were being used at a sake maker within the present-day district of Ogatsu-cho.