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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

岩手県

南部鉄器

Nambu Cast Ironwork

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17世紀初め、現在の岩手県盛岡市を中心とした地域を支配していた南部藩が、盛岡に京都から茶釜職人を招いたのが始まりです。

Present-day Morioka is at the center of an area which was controlled by the Nambu clan at the beginning of the 17th century. It was then that craftsmen practiced in the art of making chagama or pots used to heat water for the tea ceremony were invited to Morioka from Kyoto. Many more casters were subsequently engaged by the clan and the production of weapons, chagama , and other pots began in earnest.

山形県

山形鋳物

Yamagata Metal Casting

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平安時代の中頃に、山形地方で起こった乱を治めるため、源頼義がこの地方を転戦しました。

In the middle of the Heian period (794-1185), Minamoto Yoriyoshi fought a number of battles in the Yamagata area in an effort to quell various uprisings. The metal casters, who were part and parcel of the army and operations, discovered that the quality of the sand in the river flowing through Yamagata city and the earth in present-day Chitose park were ideal for casting. Some of those casters settled in the area and became the founders of Yamagata metal casting.

東京都

東京銀器

Tokyo Silversmithery

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江戸時代中期に、彫金師の彫刻する器物の生地の作り手として、銀師(しろがねし)と呼ばれる銀器職人や、櫛、かんざし、神興(みこし)金具等を作る金工師と呼ばれる飾り職人が登場したことが「東京銀器」の始まりでした。

This craft began during the 18th century with the emergence of three kinds of skilled workers of precious metals. First there was the shirogane-shi, who fashioned articles that were then skillfully chased by masters of this technique; and then there were skilled metal workers who made such things as combs, hairpins (kanzashi) and the decorative metal fittings for the portable shrines or mikoshi.

東京都

東京アンチモニー工芸品

Tokyo Antimony Craft

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東京アンチモニーは、鉛・アンチモン・錫の合金であるアンチモニーを原料とした鋳物製品であり、明治初期に東京の地場産業として技術が確立しました。繊細な模様や彫刻を活かし、装飾品、賞杯、置物等が製造されています。

Tokyo Antimony is a cast metal craft that uses an alloy made from lead, antimony, and tin. This craft was established in Tokyo as a local industry in the early Meiji period (1868 - 1912). The detailed patterns and engravings are used for decorations, trophies, ornaments, and more.

新潟県

燕鎚起銅器

Tsubame Beaten Copperware

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燕地方の銅器業は、江戸時代中期に、仙台の渡り職人がその技術を伝えたところから始まったとされています。地元の弥彦山から採れた銅を用いて、やかん類が生産されていました。

Beaten copper work really began in the Tsubame area during the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) when specialists from Sendai in present-day Miyagi prefecture come to the area and passed on their skills. Kettles were some of the first articles made using copper from a locally mined source.

新潟県

越後与板打刃物

Echigo Yoita Forged Blades

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戦国時代、上杉謙信の家臣が、16世紀の後半に春日山より刀作り職人を招き、打刃物を作ったのが始まりです。

The making of Echigo Yoita Uchihamono dates back to the Sengoku period (1428-1573) of unrest. It was then that warring feudal lords who fought alongside Uesugi Kenshin encouraged swordsmiths from Kasugayama into the area and these skilled men began making various kinds of forged blades.

新潟県

越後三条打刃物

Echigo Sanjo Uchi Hamono

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農業に必要な道具として、中世より「鎌」「鍬」等の製造を行い、閑散期の農家の副業として始まった「和釘」作りを経て、「包丁」「鉋」 「鑿」「木鋏」「切出小刀」「鉞」など多くの種類の打刃物を作るようになりました。

Production of essential farm implements such as sickles and hoes have been in production since the middle ages. Creation of Japanese nails began as a side job for farmers in the off season, and this evolved into the creation of many types of blades including kitchen knives, planes for carving wood, chisels, pruning shears, utility knives, axes, and more types of blades.

長野県

信州打刃物

Shinshu Forged Blades

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16世紀後半に起きた川中島合戦当時、この地方を行き来して武具・刀剣類の修理をしていた刃物作りの職人から、里の人々が鍛冶の技術を習得したのが始まりと言われています。

The origins of forged blades in this area go back to the second half of the 16th century, to the time of the Kawanakajima battles. It was at this time that swordsmiths and others making and repairing weapons moved into the area and the local people learned forging skills.

富山県

高岡銅器

Takaoka Bronze Casting

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高岡銅器は、江戸時代の初め、加賀前田藩が、鋳物の発祥地である河内丹南の技術を持った7人の鋳物職人を招いて鋳物工場を開設したことに始まります。

Takaoka Doki dates back to the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868), when the Maeda clan in Kaga invited seven highly skilled metal casters from a long established metal casting area to come and work at a newly opened workshop.

福井県

越前打刃物

Echizen Forged Blades

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室町時代の初め頃、京都の刀作りの職人が、刀剣製作にふさわしい土地を求めてこの地にやって来た時、近くの農民のために鎌を作ったことが始まりだったと言われています。

When a swordsmith from Kyoto came to this area in search of raw materials at the beginning of the Muromachi period (1392-1573), it seems they made some sickles of the local farmers and this marked the beginning of forging in the area. During the Edo period (1600-1868) with patronage from the Fukui clan, blades made in Echizen were sold all over the country.

大阪府

堺打刃物

Sakai Forged Blades

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16世紀の中頃、ポルトガル人によって鉄砲、たばこが伝来しました。16世紀の後半には、たばこの葉を刻む「たばこ包丁」が堺で作られるようになり、徳川幕府は堺に「極印」という品質証明の印を与え、専売を許可したために、堺刃物の切れ味と名声は全国各地へと広がりました。

Guns and tobacco were introduced into Japan in the middle of the 16th century by the Portuguese. By the end of that century, small tobacco knives were being forged in Sakai and the Tokugawa Shogunate awarded the forgers of Sakai a special seal of approval and guarantee of their quality.

大阪府

大阪浪華錫器

Osaka Naniwa Pewter Ware

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錫器が日本に伝えられたのは、今から約1300年程前、遣隋使の手によるものと言われています。

Pewter ware was first introduced to Japan some 1,300 years ago by envoys from China. Later during the early part of the Kamakura period (1185-1333), the Zen monk Eisai visited Sung dynasty China and returned with a maker of tea urns. His skills with pewter are said to mark the real beginning of this craft in Japan. It was not until the 18th century, however, that a production center was established in Osaka.