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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

岐阜県

美濃焼

Mino Ware

陶磁器

美濃焼の歴史は古く、今から1300年以上前まで遡ります。最初は朝鮮半島から須恵器の技術が伝えられました。平安時代(10世紀)になると白瓷(しらし)と言われる灰釉(かいゆう)を施した陶器が焼かれるようになりました。

The history of Mino Yaki goes back some 1,300 years. The techniques of making a Sueki ware were introduced from Korea and then in the 10th century, an ash glaze called shirashi started to be used. This simply amounted to the glazing of the Sue ware with the glaze. It was about this time that the number of kilns increased and a production center for this ware became established.

新潟県

塩沢紬

Shiozawa Pongee

織物

新潟県の塩沢産地の織物の歴史は古く、奈良時代に織られた当地方の麻布(現在の越後上布)が奈良の正倉院に保存されています。

The history of weaving in the Shiozawa area is very long and an example of a linen cloth--now Echigo linen--woven during the Nara period (710-794) is preserved in the Shosoin Repository in Nara. The skills and techniques used to weave this linen cloth were adopted for the weaving of a silk cloth that became Shiozawa Tsumugi and was first woven during the Edo period (1600-1868).

佐賀県

唐津焼

Karatsu Ware

陶磁器

唐津焼の始まりについては、いくつかの説がありますが、16世紀の終わりにはすでに焼かれていたとされています。

Although disputed, it seems likely that Karatsu Yaki was being made in this area even before the 1592 campaigns to Korea. The name is abbreviated from a ware made in the area of Matsuura where there were a number of kilns producing Taku kokaratsu, Hirado kokaratsu, and Takeo kokaratsu. It was, however, the ware from the Matsuura kokaratsu kiln that finally gave its name to this particular style of pottery.

長崎県

長崎べっ甲

その他の工芸品

長崎べっ甲は、江戸時代以降長崎県長崎市、諫早市を中心に生産されている工芸品です。厚みや色合いなどを手作業により丹念に調整し、緻密で精巧な技法が特徴であり、髪飾り等の小物だけでなく、宝船等の大物製品も製造されています。

京都府

京指物

Kyoto Joinery

木工品・竹工品

始まりは平安時代に遡ります。室町時代以後には専門の指物師が現れ、茶道文化の確立とともに、京指物も発展しました。

Although this craft dates back to the Heian period (794-1185), specialist cabinet makers did not appear until during the Muromachi period (1392-1573), when this form of joinery developed in step with the ceremonial drinking of tea. Beside a range of the finest traditional household furniture made in solid wood, many pieces of turnery, bentwood work and items made from boards are also fashioned from such woods as paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa), Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica), mulberry (Morus) and zelkova (Zelkova serrata).

新潟県

新潟漆器

Niigata Lacquer Ware

漆器

江戸時代の初めに他の産地から漆塗り技術が伝わり、寛永15年(1638年)に現在の古町に椀店と呼ばれる塗り物の専売地域が定められて、保護政策がとられました。

Techniques were originally introduced from other centers where lacquer ware was being made at the beginning of 17th century but in 1638, a specialist area for the selling of japanned goods was established under the name of a ""bowl store"" in what is now Furumachi, and received official protection. By 1819, the craft was well enough established for a list of ""master lacquerers"" to be recorded.

滋賀県

彦根仏壇

Hikone Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

江戸時代中期に彦根藩では、高度な技術を持つ武具師・塗師(ぬし)・細工師に、武具の製作を辞めて仏壇の製造に携わるように勧めたため、その頃から小規模な家内工業として仏壇作りが始まりました。

Gradually during the 18th century, highly skilled armorers, lacquerers and other artisans were encouraged by the Hikone clan to work on the making of household altars, at first more or less as a ""cottage industry"". Subsequently with the rise in popularity of Buddhism and the patronage of the Hikone clan, a production center became established, forming the foundations of the small craft industry as it exists today.

沖縄県

喜如嘉の芭蕉布

Kijoka Banana Fiber Cloth

織物

芭蕉布は、13世紀頃にはすでに作られていたと考えられますが、人々の間に広まったのは近世になってからのことです。

It seems that banana fiber cloth was already being made around the 13th century but it was much later that it became popular. In the old days banana trees were planted in gardens and fields, and the womenfolk of a family wove it into fabric for home use. Silk and cotton became much more readily available during the 19th century but people still enjoyed wearing banana fiber cloth. Kijoka no Bashofu, which carries on these traditions, was designated as a cultural property by the Prefecture in 1972 and two years later in 1974 it was made an important intangible cultural property by the nation.

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.

京都府

西陣織

Nishijin Textiles

織物

西陣という名は、室町時代の応仁の乱の時、西軍が本陣とした場所に、乱の後、職人が集まって織物をしたことから付けられました。織物の歴史としては、平安時代以前に秦氏によってもたらされた織技術にまで遡ることができます。西陣織は宮廷文化を中心に、織文化の担い手として発展してきました。

The name Nishijin was given to these textiles because weavers settled in the area which had been the headquarters of the west camp or Nishijin at the time of the Onin War. Lasting eleven years, these hostilities took place during the Muromachi period (1392-1573) from 1467 to 1477, when lords from many provinces divided into east and west factions.

愛知県

名古屋桐簞笥

Nagoya Paulownia Chests

木工品・竹工品

名古屋桐簞笥は約400年前、名古屋城の築城に携わった職人たちが城下町に住みついて、箪笥や長持等を作ったのが始まりと言われています。徳川幕府の全国統一の後、人々の暮らしや経済が安定してくると、織物の生産が急増し、衣服も豊かになりました。高級呉服が一般の人々の手に入るようになるのとともに、それまでの収納家具にかわって機能的で合理的な箪笥が必要になってきました。

It seems likely that the making of this distinctive style of paulownia chest was begun in Nagoya by craftsmen who, having been involved in the building of Nagoya castle some 400 years ago, settled there and began making chest of drawers and chests.

福井県

越前箪笥

Echizen Tansu

木工品・竹工品

江戸時代後期より製造されており、ケヤキ、キリ等の木材を独自の指物技術により加工した後、漆塗りを施し、鉄製金具で装飾する重厚な製品造りを行っています。

Production began in the late Edo period. Zelkova, pawlonia, and other wood is processed using a unique joinery method, then covered in lacquer, and ornamented with metal fittings to create stately products.