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

Kozo Yada | Yada Katagami Ten
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Kozo Yada is the third generation of traditional craftsman specialized in cutting paper patterns for dyeing kimono. The technique is called “katabori”, cutting out a design from a special paper (“katagami”), treated with astringent persimmon juice, made with three sheets … Read More

Tomiharu Yanagi | Yanagi Art
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Tomiharu Yanagi is an award-winning artist of chalcography (copper plate engravement) specialized in a reproduction of historic Buddhist paintings. Born in 1938, he started his career as a worker in a toy manufacturing company in Tokyo where he learned the profound knowledge and skill … Read More

Katsushika City Guide
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The City of Katsushika has something for everyone. Welcome to Katsushika A CLUSTER OF CRAFTSMEN Katsushika has been a cluster for various kinds of traditional craftsmen. Historically, the mountainside of Tokyo was called “Yamanote” where samurais used to live, and … Read More

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