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WELCOME TO KATSUSHIKA Place to visit in Katsushika Katsushika Traditional Craftwork Museum Katsushika Traditional Craftwork Museum (Katsushika-Ku Dento-Sangyo Kan) is a museum of craftworks in Katsushika run by the members of the Association of Traditional Craftsmen. Various craftworks are displayed … Read More

Yoshinobu & Yusuke Yabe | Inden Yabe
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Yoshinobu and Yusuke Yabe, a father & son, are a producer of inden, a traditional craft of deerskin with patterns stenciled on the surface with colored “urushi.” It is said that the technique was transferred to Japan from India about 400 years … Read More

Katsutoshi & Kenji Matsuura | Matsuura Sandblast
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Katsutoshi and Kenji Matsuura, a father & son, are both recognized as a supreme traditional craftsman by the city of Katsushika for their outstanding skill and craftsmanship in engraving glasses. Matsuura applies a sandblasting technique, a unique method to engrave glasses. … Read More

Kimiaki Kono | Sangenshi Kikuoka
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Kimiaki Kono is a mastery of producing shamisen; a traditional Japanese three-stringed musical instrument played with a plectrum called a bachi. Born in 1958, Kono entered the world of shamisen production after the graduation of a university, becoming a disciple of a … Read More

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