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

The technique of making Hyougu is utilized in hanging scrolls, tsuitates, folding screens, sliding doors, ceilings and wall coverings. Demand for tableware increased due to the occurrence of alcove and tea ceremony, and in the Edo period it became an indispensable arts and crafts and furnishings for the high society.The Furosaki byobu in the photo is used in the tea room. The main process of making a folding screen is to lay the paper on the skeleton in the order of lining, and finally fit the edge of the outer frame.Mr. Aizawa recommends, "I want you to enjoy using it as a modern interior by inserting a message or decorating pictures, photos, and dried flowers."

Kotaro Tanaka

Edo bamboo blind

Edo bamboo blinds that can be used as sunshades / blindfolds, inner blinds as partitions / bamboo blinds, applied blinds such as shoji screens and folding screens, and small blinds such as makisu, soba blinds, and luncheon mats. The "Edo Sudare Tanaka Sudare Factory" that manufactures them was founded in the early Meiji era. Kotaro Tanaka, the 5th generation, has more than 30 years of craftsmanship and is also certified as a traditional craftsman in Tokyo.

Ryoichi Ozone