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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

兵庫県

豊岡杞柳細工

Toyooka Willow Basketry

木工品・竹工品

杞柳細工の始まりは1世紀の初めまで遡り、奈良正倉院御物の中には、今も「但馬国産柳箱」が残されています。

The craft can be traced back to the 1st century AD, and there is a willow basketwork box, the Tajima no Kunisan Yanagibako, among the treasures held at the Shoso-in Repository in Nara.

東京都

東京手描友禅

Tokyo Yuzen Dyeing

染色品

江戸時代中期、武家政治の中心として文化や経済がともに栄えた江戸には、「くだりもの」と言われる関西方面からの産物が、たくさん集まってきました。こうした時代の流れにのって大名のおかかえ染師(そめし)等が多く江戸に移り住むようになり、

By the 18th century, Edo was the center of political power of the Shogunate and the culture and economy of this metropolis that later became Tokyo flourished.

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).

山形県

山形仏壇

Yamagata Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

江戸時代中期、紅花等を取引するようになったことから、京都方面からの人の行き来が多くなり、京都から仏壇、仏具作りの文化が入ってきました。

By the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868), the number of people travelling to and from Kyoto had increased because of the trade in such crops as safflower from Yamagata. As a result, Buddhist altar culture found its way into the area.

熊本県

小代焼

Shodai Ware

陶磁器

寛永9年(1632年)細川忠利が豊前国から肥後国に転封となり、これに従った陶工源七(牝小路家初代)と八左衛門(葛城家初代)が焼物師を命じられ、小代焼を始めたといわれています。

When Hosokawa Tadatoshi moved from the fief of Buzen to take control of the fief of Higo in 1632, two master potters were appointed. One of these was Genhichi, the first of a long line of potters of the Hinkoji family, and the other was Hachizaemon, the first of successive generations of potters from the Katsuragi family. It was the appointment of these two men that is said to have marked the beginnings of the making of Shodai Yaki.

大阪府

大阪仏壇

Osaka Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

聖徳太子が四天王寺を建てた際、朝鮮半島の百済から技術者を呼び寄せ大阪に住まわせたことから、仏壇、仏具の産地が形成されたと言われています。その後、仏教が広まるのとともに、大阪独特の優れた製作技術・技法も府下一円に広まりました。

Household Buddhist altars and other items associated with the religion were first made in Osaka by specialists who came from Paekche on the Korean peninsular, at the time that Shotoku Taishi built the Shiteno-ji temple in the late 6th century.

神奈川県

箱根寄木細工

Hakone Wood Mosaic Work

木工品・竹工品

江戸時代後期に箱根山の畑宿で始められ、初めのうちは乱寄木や単位文様による寄木細工が主流でした。

This form of marquetry began at the post town in the mountains of Hakone about the middle of the 19th century. At first it was mainly an unstructured form of marquetry or one using a simple pattern. Then in the 1870s, marquetry skills from around Shizuoka were introduced and now Hakone Yosegi Zaiku is well known for its extremely fine handwork and as being the only craft of its kind in Japan.

新潟県

燕鎚起銅器

Tsubame Beaten Copperware

金工品

燕地方の銅器業は、江戸時代中期に、仙台の渡り職人がその技術を伝えたところから始まったとされています。地元の弥彦山から採れた銅を用いて、やかん類が生産されていました。

Beaten copper work really began in the Tsubame area during the middle of the Edo period (1600-1868) when specialists from Sendai in present-day Miyagi prefecture come to the area and passed on their skills. Kettles were some of the first articles made using copper from a locally mined source.

埼玉県

春日部桐簞笥

Kasukabe Paulownia Chests

木工品・竹工品

江戸時代初期、日光東照宮を作るために集まった職人が、日光街道の宿場町である春日部に住みつき、周辺で採れるキリの木を材料とした指物や小物を作り始めたのが始まりであると伝えられています。

At the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868), craftsmen who had gathered to build the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, took up residence in Kasukabe, an inn town along the old Nikko post road. It is said that these craftsmen were responsible for starting this craft by making cabinets and small articles out of paulownia taken from the surrounding area.

熊本県

天草陶磁器

Amakusa Pottery and Porcelain

陶磁器

天領天草では、島内の各村の庄屋家が村民の自活の道を陶業に求めて、江戸初期・中期から磁器と陶器が焼かれていました。

In the old fief of Amakusa on the island of Kyushu, the village headmen encouraged the people throughout the fief to try and support themselves by making pottery and from the early 17th century and on into the 18th century, both pottery and porcelain were being produced in the province.

鹿児島県

川辺仏壇

Kawanabe Household Buddhist Altars

仏壇・仏具

仏教とゆかりの深い川辺地方では、鎌倉時代の初めに現在の鹿児島県の南部で力があった河辺氏と、壇ノ浦で敗れた平家の残党が、川辺町清水の渓谷を中心に、供養や仏教の伝道にいそしんでいました。

At the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) the Kawanabe area was noted for its connections with Buddhism. Kawanabe, a local powerful family who held sway over the southern part of what is now Kagoshima Prefecture, and the remains of Heike family, who were defeated at Dannoura, began holding memorial services and preaching the word of Buddha along a ravine of clear water in Kawanabe-cho.

岩手県

秀衡塗

Hidehira Lacquer Ware

漆器

平安時代の末期に岩手県平泉町において、権力や財力を欲しいままにし、中尊寺金色堂(ちゅうそんじこんじきどう)をはじめとする仏教美術をこの地にもたらした奥州藤原氏のもとで、秀衡塗は始められました。

This lacquer craft really began when Ohshu Fujiwara wielded power over Hiraizumi in Iwate Prefecture toward the end of the Heian period (794-1185). It was he who lent this support to the building of the temple, Chusonji with its famous Konjikido and many fine pieces of Buddhist art in general.