CRAFT MANUFACTURES

The gallery showcases a collection of ceramics, lacquerware, glass, textiles, woodworks and bamboo works produced by over 50 rising craft makers and artists who are attracting attention for their combination of tradition and innovation, and eager to share their work around the world.

CRAFT ARTISTS

MIYAMA

Ceramics | Mizunami, Gifu Pref.

Manufacturer of porcelain in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture established in 1977. Specializing in the technique of slip casting, they are producing a wide range of tableware both in Western style and Japanese style.

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SOEKYU SEITOSHO

Ceramic | Saga Pref.

A brand produced by Soekyu Seitosho, a manufacturer of Hizen-Yoshida ware which was founded in 1953. By applying “dami”, a traditional painting technique using brushes, they express 5 colours of Gosu blue.

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KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA

Textiles | Kokura, Fukuoka Pref.

A brand of “Kokura-ori” woven fabric which originated in Kokura, Kitakyushu City. They produce textile which is characterised by the 3-dimensional gradation of vertical stripes and also offer their original textile products.

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DAIKURA

Ceramics | Bizen, Okayama Pref.

A brand of Bizen ware established by parents and sons. While maintaining the simplicity and elegance of Bizen ware, they continue to develop new products aiming to enrich our daily lives.

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RISO PORCELAIN

Ceramics | Arita, Saga Pref. | Established in 1957

Manufacturer of Arita ware founded in 1957. Based on the traditional method of “Ko-Imari”, they bring digital technology into their production. Their innovative works are attracting chefs from around the world.

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MARUYOSHI KOSAKA

Lacquerware | Kiso, Nagano Pref.

A brand of “Urushi” (lacquered) glass which is produced by Maruyoshi Kosaka Co., Ltd., founded in 1945. Located in the area which produces Kiso lacquerware, they offer colourful tableware collections inspired by the kaleidoscope.

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GATO MIKIO

Lacquerware | Yamanaka, Ishikawa Pref.

Vendor and manufacturer of lacquerware founded in 1908. By using the traditional techniques of the Yamanaka area such as “Kasyokubiki” (decorative woodturning technique) which they have inherited, they are focused on the sales and planning of well-designed lacquerware.

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KUMAGAI

Ceramics | Kyoto Pref.

Wholesale distributor specializing in Kyoto ware. Having a strong and wide network of pottery manufacturers that has been forged since its establishment in 1935, they have the largest selection of items in the area.

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TOKKO KILN

Ceramics | Arita, Saga Pref.
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KICHIEMON

Ceramics | Arita, Saga Pref.

Manufacturer of Arita ware established in 1673. They mainly produce Japanese-style tableware with “Icchin drawing (slip)” decoration. Having developed a unique decoration technique called “Awagesho”, they opened a new way of expression in porcelain ware.

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FUKUJU TOUEN

Ceramics | Arita, Saga Pref.

Manufacturer of Arita ware. They can handle all the manufacturing processes from design to production in-house. They excel at “sometsuke” painting with gentle and rich texture using glazes which are reproductions of the early Imari style.

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LA LUZ

Woodwork | Odawara, Kanagawa Pref.
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IZURU

Ceramics | Bizen, Okayama Pref.
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YOTSUKAWA SEITOUSHO

Metalwork | Takaoka, Toyama Pref.

BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Leather | Tokyo
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KIMOTO GLASS

Glass | Tokyo

Wholesaler of glassware founded in 1931. While inheriting the tradition of Edo Kiriko, they are focusing on planning and sales of glassware that blends into the modern lifestyle.

TOUHACHIYA

Lacquerware | Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

Established in 1888, Tohachiya is a vendor and manufacturer of Wajima lacquerware called “nushiya”. Their custom-made lacquerware for professional-use are adopted by high-end restaurants domestically and abroad.

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BUNZAN

Ceramics | Arita, Saga Pref.

Manufacturer of Arita ware. They are producing tableware with a Japanese sense of intricacy such as their flagship product “Ceramic mimic fabric” series which is made based on the traditional technique of “tebineri”.

WAJIMA KIRIMOTO

Lacquerware | Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

A brand produced by a manufacturer of curved wooden base for Wajima lacquerware. They aim to convey the work of wood and urushi (lacquer) to the contemporary lifestyle through planning, manufacturing and sales of lacquerware and furniture.

HAKUICHI

Glod leaf | Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref.

TAYA SHIKKI

Lacquerware | Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

Vendor and manufacturer (“nushiya”) of Wajima lacquerware founded in 1818. Themed on “nushiya for living”, they continue to provide lacquerware based on natural material proposing a life derived from nature.

JINSHU TOUEN

Ceramics | Tokoname, Aichi Pref.

Manufacturer of Tokoname ware established in 1955 in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture.  As the second generation, Mr. Seiji Ito took over the pottery making and continues to produce beautiful and functional teapots.

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OKEEI

Woodwork | Tokyo

Workshop of yui-oke (wooden tub or bound tub) founded in 1887 in Tokyo. They continue to produce quality yui-oke made of plain wood using traditional techniques which has remained unchanged since its founding.

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momentum factory Orii

Metalwork | Takaoka, Toyama Pref.

A factory specializing in the coloring process of the manufacturing of copperware in Takaoka City of Toyama Prefecture. While taking advantage of the traditional coloring techniques of Takaoka copperware, they continue to develop original interior goods and building materials.

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HIROTA GLASS

Glass | Tokyo

HATAMAN TOUEN

Ceramics | Imari, Saga Pref.

KINZANGAMA

Ceramics | Kutani, IshikawaPref.

KOUBEI GAMA

Ceramics | Tajimi, Gifu Pref.

SHINGAMA

Ceramics | Seto, Aichi Pref.