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伝統的工芸品を探す

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

山梨県

甲州水晶貴石細工

Koshu Crystal Carving

貴石細工

約千年前、美しい眺めで知られた「御嶽昇仙峡」の奥地から水晶原石が発見されたことが始まりです。

This craft started some one thousand years ago, after quartz was found near Mount Kinpu beyond Mitakeshosenkyo, which is famous for its beautiful views. When it was first discovered, it was used as an ornament but by the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868), Shinto priests were taking the raw material to Kyoto to have them made into gems.

福井県

若狭めのう細工

Wakasa Agate Work

貴石細工

現在の福井県若狭の里、遠敷(おにゅう)は、若狭一の神社を頂く土地で、奈良時代に玉を信仰する鰐族(わにぞく)という海民族が、この地に来たとき、神社の前に鰐街道を作り、そこで玉を作ることを仕事としたのが、始まりと言われています。

Wakasa now stands in present-day Fukui Prefecture. One of the old villages of Wakasa was called Onyu and it was this area that was served by the main shrine of the province. Back in the Nara period (710-794), a sea-faring people known as the Wanizoku, who made jade the object of their faith, came to the area and built what was called the Wani-kaido, a road in front of the shrine. Here they started making jade objects and Wakasa Meno Zaiku is said to have begun at this time.