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Japanese master and its gem

Hiroyoshi Ishii

Edo Hyougu

Edo hyougu includes scrolls and folding screens such as hanging scrolls and scrolls, Japanese foreheads, and sliding doors (bone bases).In each case, the materials are simple, such as Japanese paper, woven fabrics and cloths such as crevices, water, and glue, but very advanced techniques are required for brushing when spreading water and glue on paper. Mr. Hiroyoshi Ishii, the 15th generation of Sandayu Ishii, a tableware master who has been working since the Edo period, not only makes tableware, but also restores interiors / barrier paintings of temples in Asakusa.

Daisuke Masuda

Edo Sashimono

A "sashimono" is a woodwork product that is assembled without showing the knitting hands on the outside and without using gold nails. It is said that the origin of the name of Sashimono is that it "sticks" wood to wood and that it makes full use of "things".
The history of woodworking can be traced back to the court culture of the Heian period (794-1185 / 1192), which was made by carpenters at that time. Specialized joiners were born after the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573), and furniture such as shelves, tansu, and desks were needed for samurai life, and with the development of the tea ceremony, boxes were added. It is said that the background is the increase in demand. Click here for the official blog of Sashimono Masuda.

Akihiro Aizawa

Edo Hyougu