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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

京都府

京扇子

Kyoto Folding Fans

その他の工芸品

扇の始まりは平安時代初期に遡ります。当時使用されていた「木簡」という木の細く薄い板を何枚かつなげて、現在の扇の形にしたものが始まりだと考えられています。

Folding fans date back to the beginning of the Heian period (794-1185). It is thought that the first ones were shaped very much like the fans we know today but they were made out of several thin leaves of wood tied together. These fans were called hi-ogi because they were made out of hinoki or Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa).

山形県

置賜紬

Oitama Pongee

織物

置賜紬の始まりは、8世紀初めに遡ります。江戸時代初めに、領主の上杉景勝が奨励したことで産地としての体制が整いました。

While dating back to the 8th century, the weaving of this cloth did not become firmly established in this area of Yamagata Prefecture until the beginning of the 17th century. This was when Uesugi Keisho, the lord of the fief, encouraged its weaving.

新潟県

小千谷縮

Ojiya Ramie Crepe

織物

小千谷における麻織物の歴史は古く、縄文時代後期と思われる土器に布目のあとが残されています。

The history of linen weaving in Ojiya goes back a very long time. A piece of pottery which is thought to have been made at the end of the Jomon period (ca.10000-ca.200 BC) has been discovered bearing the imprint of some woven fabric. Well suited to the climate of Ojiya, woven linen was valued highly and was presented to the Shogun.

高知県

土佐打刃物

Tosa Forged Blades

金工品

天正18年(1590年)土佐一国を総地検した、長宗我部地検帳に、399軒の鍛冶屋がいたことが記されています。土佐打刃物の本格的な隆盛は、江戸時代初期土佐藩による、元和改革(1621年)から始まります。

Records show that at the end of the 16th century there were some 400 smiths at work in Tosa. While they were skilled in the making of the samurai sword, they also seem to have made sickles and knives at the request of local farmers. Subsequently, with the promotion of forestry and the development of new fields in the area, bladed tools for agriculture and forestry were made in large quantities and a production center for forged goods came into being.