Succeed old days and tradition not to change
Edo bamboo blind: Ko Tanaka Tarou
We visited Kota Tanaka Akira during production demonstration in Aoyama square on September 14, 2015.
takumi of Edo bamboo blind: Kota Tanaka Akira
Bamboo blind which began in the Edo era with Edo bamboo blind. Unlike bamboo blind made with Kyoto and Nara, we made both of thing which the people at large used that we were used in those days in Edo-jo Castle, samurai family which were noble social position, Shinto shrine Buddhist temple. It is said that it fuses gradually and became current Edo bamboo blind.
As business from the early period of Meiji
Tanaka is creator of Edo bamboo blind of the fifth generation
The reason why Tanaka came to make Edo bamboo blind seems to be that originally family made Edo bamboo blind.
The kind varies even if we go for bamboo blind and a word.
"Uchigake bamboo blind" "sotogake bamboo blind" "application bamboo blind" "accessory bamboo blind"
Kind of nadoga representative-like bamboo blind. There may be thing that proud thing is weak depending on craftsman, but Tanaka can make by hand any.
We cut by oneself and go to get materials
We go materials to talk with contracting farming family, and to use by oneself in *. Unfortunately you must go to other metropolis and districts because there are not materials which are usable on bamboo blind in Tokyo. But one's thing seems to still protect the technique from teaching raising by oneself. As production center of materials going to recruit is not only one place, going active samo seems to be necessary for place where the sometimes necessary materials grow.
In the times when we make bamboo blind by machine
We came to make bamboo blind by machine in Japan after bamboo blind of Chugoku product came to enter Japan. There would be only it to overcome cheap bamboo blind of Chugoku product.
But there is place making handmade bamboo blind which continued just pursuing good quality not price game like Tanaka among them.
There seems to be considerable difference in quality with Tanaka reason, bamboo blind made with machine which pretended that we make with handicraft and bamboo blind which it is really handmade and makes. Only it is clogged up with heart of craftsman on bamboo blind.
Figure (figure) to make handmade Edo bamboo blind
Various bamboo blinds which fitted modern style
Bamboo blind as coaster
Coaster which we can actually make with production experience this time.
Difference in color is because kinds of materials are different.
Bamboo blind as partitioning
Bamboo blind of four pieces fold screen is good partitioning in Japanese-style room.
We belong under class of applied bamboo blind.
Bamboo blind for awning and blindfold
We are called sotogake bamboo blind, and kind including "bamboo" "reed" "gogyo" "bush clover" "reed mace" is abundant, too, and color taste is different each, too.
Edo bamboo blind as culture that Japan can be proud of
It is pride of craftsman to continue making with handicraft
Handicraft does not only take effort at time, and technique is necessary, too. Amateur enters aimlessly and cannot do it there for one year.
Handicraft is inefficient thing, but craftsman handcrafting lives not what do business and chooses this industry if we look at thing in concept called business.
Work to do occupation ... life. We do not do to gain.
Therefore Tanaka is particular about "handcrafting" of Edo bamboo blind following from old days.
Even if price is a little than bamboo blind of Chugoku product high to take effort, still visitor follows at time. Such a confidence will be born simply because it is Tanaka who does not neglect training to thing which decided that it is occupation.
It is inherited
Edo bamboo blind
We do not seem to be yet now when we hear successor. Applicant seems to sometimes only come. As for Tanaka, the most are only when then because "company work does not match" cannot do because "we want to work silently alone" in because "we like the making of thing".
The present craftsman produces from materials procurement and it is usual business, that story oshitarinado, wide ability are found with consumers directly. We do not seem to leave to future successor after having understood such a thing when it is not person who can give one's ability.
Tanaka said laughingly saying "successor may not readily appear because we said such a thing to applicant immediately".
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