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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

埼玉県

春日部桐簞笥

Kasukabe Paulownia Chests

木工品・竹工品

江戸時代初期、日光東照宮を作るために集まった職人が、日光街道の宿場町である春日部に住みつき、周辺で採れるキリの木を材料とした指物や小物を作り始めたのが始まりであると伝えられています。

At the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868), craftsmen who had gathered to build the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, took up residence in Kasukabe, an inn town along the old Nikko post road. It is said that these craftsmen were responsible for starting this craft by making cabinets and small articles out of paulownia taken from the surrounding area.

愛知県

岡崎石工品

Okazaki Stone Carving

石工品

始まりは室町時代後期に遡ります。その後、安土桃山時代には、現在の愛知県にあった岡崎城主が、城下町の整備のため河内、和泉の石工を招き、石垣や堀を造らせました。

The origins of this craft date back to the latter part of the Muromachi period (1391-1573). It was during the following Momoyama period (1573-1600), however, that the lord of Okazaki castle brought in skilled stone masons from Kawachi and Izumi to carry out some improvements to the surrounding town and had stone walls and moats built.

沖縄県

八重山ミンサー

Yaeyama Minsaa

織物

アフガニスタンから中国を経て伝わり、王府時代の16世紀初め頃、木綿布(ミンサー)の使用が記されていることから、

There are records confirming that a cotton cloth or minsaa which had originated in Afghanistan and had been brought to the Ryukyus from China was in use at the beginning of the 16th century at the Ryukyu court. It seems fairly certain, therefore, that minsaa was already being woven in the Yaeyama area about this time. The name minsaa is derived from min meaning cotton and saa meaning narrow band.

沖縄県

久米島紬

Kumejima Pongee

織物

14世紀頃、南方貿易によりインドをルーツとする製織法が伝えられました。

Originating in India, this method of weaving was introduced into Japan around the 14th century along eastern trade routes.

三重県

四日市萬古焼

Yokaichi Banko Ware

陶磁器

約260年前、江戸時代中期の大商人に沼波弄山という人物がいました。茶の湯に詳しく陶芸を趣味にしていた弄山が、自分の作品が永遠に伝わるように願いを込め、「萬古不易(ばんこふえき)」の印を押したのが、萬古焼の名の由来です。こうして生まれた萬古焼は、弄山の死とともに一時中断してしまいましたが、江戸時代後期になって、再び焼かれるようになりました。

Some 260 years ago there lived a wealthy merchant, Nunami Rozan. He was a knowledgeable exponent of tea and was interested in pottery. In fact, the name Banko-yaki or Banko ware originates from pieces he made himself. He stamped them with bankofueki, or literally "eternity, constancy", hoping they would be handed down through endless generations after he was gone.

茨城県

真壁石燈籠

Makabe Stone Lanterns

石工品

茨城県真壁地方は、質の良い花崗岩(かこうがん)が採れることから、古くから石を生活用具として加工、利用してきています。

Good quality granite found in the Makabe area of Ibaraki Prefecture has been used to make a variety of useful articles since ancient times. The actual working of stone in the area began around the end of the Muromachi period (1333-1568) with the making of Buddhist stone articles around Nagaoka in Makabe-cho.

熊本県

山鹿灯籠

Yamaga Toro

その他の工芸品

発祥は諸説ありますが、確実に遡れるのは17世紀中ごろとされています。

There are many stories about the origin of this craft, but it is known to date back to the mid-17th century.

秋田県

樺細工

Akita Cherry-Bark Work

木工品・竹工品

樺細工は、18世紀末に、佐竹北家により、秋田県北部の阿仁地方から角館に技法が伝えられたのが始まりとされています。

It seems that Kaba Zaiku goes back to the end of the 18th century, when the techniques were passed on to the people in Kakunodate by the Satake Kita-family from the Ani district in the north of Akita Prefecture.

愛知県

名古屋友禅

染色品

18世紀の前半、現在の名古屋市を中心にした地域では尾張文化が華やかで、京都等から各種の職人が行き来していました。友禅の技法もその時期に伝えられたと言われています。

During the first half of the 18th century, Tokugawa Muneharu was the seventh in the line of leaders of the Owari clan controlling an area centered on present-day Nagoya. It was a time when the culture of the clan was flourishing and craftsmen of many types visited the area from Kyoto and elsewhere. It was then that the techniques of yuzen dyeing were introduced to the area.

愛知県

有松・鳴海絞

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori

染色品

絞の技法そのものは、奈良時代に始まったものですが、有松・鳴海絞が始められたのは、江戸時代の初め頃です。

Although the sophisticated technique of tie-dyeing called shibori itself dates back to the Nara period (710-794), the history of the craft here only goes back some 400 years, to when the feudal lord from the province of Bungo--now Oita Prefecture--was ordered to assist in the building of Nagoya castle.

石川県

金沢仏壇

Kanazawa Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

金沢仏壇の始まりは17世紀まで遡ることができます。

It is possible to trace the origins of Kanazawa Butsudan back to the 17th century. What prompted their production was the sheer number of people who had been converted to the Jodo Shinshu in the Hokuriku region of Japan, after Rennyo-shonin, a Buddhist priest of the same order visited the area to spread the word.

京都府

京漆器

Kyoto Lacquer Ware

漆器

奈良時代に唐の影響を受け、蒔絵のもとである技法が生み出されました。この技法が平安遷都とともに京都に受け継がれ発展していきました。

The maki-e technique of laying down gold and silver powders was preceded by techniques which first came into being during the Nara period (710-794), when Japan was under the influence of Tang dynasty China. The same techniques continued to be used and were developed during the Heian period (794-1185), when the capital was moved to Heian-kyo, now Kyoto.