Zoukibayashi – Odawara-Hakone’s “Yosegi-zaiku” (Wooden Mosaic Parquetry)

During the Edo-period, Odawara Hakone’s wooden mosaic parquetry called “Yosegi-zaiku” has always fascinated the travelers passing across the steep mountainous path of Hakone. The 6 members of Zoukibayashi: Kiyotaka Tsuyuki, Yuta Shimizu, Yuuki Ishikawa, Ken Ohta, Yuhei Kojima and Eiji Shinoda, who has inherited the generations of traditional artistry and craftsmanship, will be displaying their latest Yosegi-zaiku products.

VENUE : April 9th (Sat) – May 10th (Tue), 2011 at Sasayama Gallery KITA’S.







Sasayama Gallery KITA’S Seminar No.3

“Talk Session: Zoukibayashi craftsmen x Toshiyuki Kita”

VENUE : April 23rd (Sat), 2011 14:00 – 15:00 at Sasayama Gallery KITA’S 2F

An 1,200 years old tradition of Odawara’s wooden mosaic parquetry called “Yosegi-zaiku”, they are made with natural color variations of Hakone’s local forest wood materials. You will enjoy the talks from craftsmen on current lifestyle trends to their innovative endeavors for near future.


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