Odawara Hakone “Yosegizaiku Project”

Yosegi (mosaic woodwork patterned) crafts from Odawara and Hakone have been beloved souvenirs of the Hakone region since the Edo period. This project combines the skillful techniques and wisdom that have been passed down through generations of craftspeople with modern, internationally-minded items made by contemporary young craftsmen who draw upon hundreds of years of history. It is also an attempt to transform high-quality sensibilities into a local brand.


Edo’s Seven Craftsman Exhibition

As from the exhibition theme, we can virtually see how the Edo period people lived a rich lifestyle just by looking at their strong and lively modern works of a traditional crafts with long history. VENUE : January 14th (Wed) – February 4th (Wed), 2009 at Gallery anima.   Handicraft Seminar No.20 “Edo’s Takumi(Master Craftsman) Techniques” “Talk Session: Tsuyoshi Isogai (Tortoiseshell) / Akira Iwasaki (Framer) / Tadayuki Okubo (Edo Glass Kiriko) / Eifu Kawamata (Wooden Casks) / Keiichi Nakamura (Tinsmith) x Toshiyuki Kita” VENUE : January 14th (Wed), 2009 18:00 – 19:00 at Gallery anima From the Koutou-ku Traditional Crafts Association’s members, traditional craftsman of tortoiseshell, framing, Edo glass kiriko, … Read more