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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

島根県

雲州そろばん

Unshu Abacus

文具

江戸時代後期、島根県仁多町の大工が広島の職人が作ったそろばんを手本に、この地方で採れるカシ、ウメ、ススタケを材料として見事なそろばんを作りました。

Towards the end of the Edo period (1600-1868), a carpenter living in Shimane Prefecture obtained an abacus from Hiroshima made by a specialist and made a very good one using locally sourced oak, Japanese apricot and a smoked form of bamboo called susudake.

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.

東京都

江戸硝子

Edo Glass

その他の工芸品

江戸硝子は、明治初めに東京・品川の官営工場(品川硝子製造所)において導入された西洋式硝子製造技術により、東京を中心に産業として発展した工芸品であり、主に「宙吹き」「型吹き」「押し型」の3つの製法で作られています。

Edo glass began in the early Meiji period when the Shinagawa Glass Works, a government managed factory in Shinagawa Tokyo, imported glass manufacturing technology from the west.

福岡県

小石原焼

Koishiwara Ware

陶磁器

17世紀、江戸時代前期に黒田藩藩主によって開かれた、筑前最初の窯です。

The kiln set up by the feudal lord of the local Kuroda clan, in the 17th century at the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868), was the first to be set up in Chikuzen in northern Kyushu. Large porcelain urns, jars and sake flasks were made under the name of Nakano yaki but in the middle of the 18th century, pottery was being produced under the name of Koishiwara Yaki.

新潟県

越後与板打刃物

Echigo Yoita Forged Blades

金工品

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.

石川県

山中漆器

Yamanaka Lacquer Ware

漆器

16世紀の後半に、良い材料を求めて移住してきた職人集団の人達が行ったろくろ挽きが始まりです。

The origins of this craft date back to the second half of the 16th century, when a group of craftsmen moved into the area in search of good materials and began turning bowls and other things.

福岡県

久留米絣

Kurume Ikat

織物

19世紀初めに、一切れの木綿の古い布のかすれた糸をヒントに、12歳の少女によって始められました。

This type of cloth dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when a 12 year old girl called Inoue Den was inspired by a scrap of old material. Later, the Kurume clan in the south west of present day Fukuoka Prefecture promoted its production.

新潟県

新潟・白根仏壇

Niigata Shirone Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

江戸時代中期に、伽藍師(がらんし)という寺院を建てる専門家が、京都から技術・技法を取り入れて京形の仏壇を作り、さらに、自分の手で簡単な彫刻を施した「白木(しらき)仏壇」を完成させたのが始まりです。

A specialist, who was responsible for building a temple, introduced various skills and techniques from Kyoto to the area in the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) and made Kyoto style household Buddhist altars. He also made a plain wooden altar, carving it in a simple manner himself. This was to be the forerunner of Niigata Shirone Butsudan.

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.

群馬県

桐生織

Kiryu Textiles

織物

1200年ほど昔、宮中に仕える白滝姫が桐生の山田家に嫁に来て、村人に養蚕や機(はた)織りを伝えたのが始まりと言われています。

It is said that Kiryu Ori go back some 1,200 years, to when Princess Shirataki, who served at the Imperial Court, went to live in Kiryu after she married into the Yamada family and taught the art of sericulture and weaving to the people of the village.

徳島県

阿波和紙

Awa Paper

和紙

今から約1300年ほど前、忌部族という朝廷に仕えていた人たちが、麻やコウゾを植えて紙や布の製造を盛んにしたという記録が、9世紀の書物に見られ、ここに阿波和紙の歴史が始まります。

A 9th-century document confirms that the history of Awa Washi goes back some 1,300 years to times when a family known as Inbe serving the Imperial court, was growing flax and paper mulberry and producing cloth and paper.

新潟県

村上木彫堆朱

Murakami Carved and Lacquered Ware

漆器

新潟県の村上地方は、平安時代から天然の漆の生産地として、広く知られています。

The Murakami area of Niigata Prefecture has been well known since the Heian period (794-1185) as a natural lacquer producing area. Using this refined sap, Murakami Kibori Tsuishu dates back to the beginning of the 15th century.