Mail Order of Traditional Handicrafts and Folk Art

We introduce traditional crafts and folk crafts from Tohoku region and sell them by mail order.

I wrote my thoughts on handwork on my blog.
The specialized in handwork
Payments from overseas

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We introduce Handwork, traditional crafts, folk art and traditional foods made by craftsmen in the Tohoku region of Japan
that have been handed down from generation to generation,
and sell them by mail order .
・・・We advocate Life with Japanese beauty.・・・
Now there are 156 workshops in 106 industries  Handicrafts in the Shimotuke region    Handicrafts in the Aizu region 
Handicrafts in Tsugaru Region  Traditional food handiworks □OBM handcrafts
□We are currently working on an English version of our website.
 Please look forward to the English versions of each of the workshops.
 In the meantime, I apologize
□We are now able to sell all of our products overseas.
 Until the English version is available, please use translation
 software such as google to read it.
Handicrafts in areas outside the Michinoku,
Hokkaido, Tokyo, etc.   10 workshops in 13 industries

(musical instrument)
Kobo Shiratori Ocarina

inlaying craftsmanship
Dream studio

Sailing ship model making
Sailboat workshop Houdaiti

Southern Golden Cattle.
Odajima Mingeijo

enduring horse doll
Odajima Mingeisho

Deer Dance doll
Odajima Mingeisho

twisted weaving
Mont Blanc Co.
Kaiwado inkstone

Endo Inkstone Gallery

Old Pavement Kurikyu

Southern broomstick
Takakura crafts

Pickled in the countryside in Akita
Asamai Women's Tsukemono Study Group
  • Four years have already passed since this website was started as a Shimotuke-Aizu-Tsugaru of the specialised in handicraft.
    In the meantime, there have been many changes in the workshops where we do business.
    It was a handwork studio that I was indebted to at the start, but there are some places that we have been unable to do business with since then.
    In addition, there are industries and workshops that we have started doing business with in new areas.
  • The number of workshops outside the area, which was initially small, has already exceeded 10.
    And it is expected to continue to increase in the future.
    For this reason, we have created a guide page for "Handicrafts in other areas (Tohoku, Hokkaido, Tokyo, etc.)".
    We hope that many workshops will continue to participate in this event.

  • This is because when I went to the craft show in Tokyo, there were still some lively workshops in the Tohoku region. This is a studio that I would like to introduce to you. It seems that my website should specialize in the Tohoku and Kanto regions and people I have a relationship with.
    This site was not started for commercial purposes.
    It is important to connect with each other's feelings.
(Reflections and aspirations)
  • It's something I've been thinking about lately, and it's the people involved in the handiwork.
    As for those people, I think there is a division between the layman and the genius.
    It appears that lay people are not very humble about the workmanship and defects of their own handiwork. Those of you who have worked as salaried workers have an idea of per diem (hourly wage).
    In the past, I used to make a night pot in between my day job of farming as "Homachi work".
    Because of that mindset, the market price was a cheap one.
    But now, because of the scarcity value, and because of the idea of per diem (hourly wage), they say it took 5 days, so how much?
  • At a price from its own beauty and craftsmanship, it's gone.
    In this respect, those who are said to be gurus are different. For example, the workshop of Akebi vine and Yamabudo skin in Tsugaru is a workshop devoted to craftsmanship.
    The price is really cheap.
    Now, it's super popular since the airing of NHKBS Beauty Pot, but I'm not buying it. Due to the lack of skilled craftsmen and materials made from the mountain grape skins of Hakkoda and Iwakiyama, the "Ajoro-embroidered Tape Maki-te" is priced at 220,000 yen (excluding tax), but is reserved for six years in advance.
    If you do the numbers with good technique, you'll double your earnings.
    However, they did not do it.
    It really does seem simple, but it's really humble.
    And we take pride in making good products that are worth living for.
  • They will not accept anything that is not good enough, even if it is a customer's request.
    However, I don't think we can survive in the future with that alone. That's where they see my work. It's about connecting what can survive in the coming era. -2014.08.02--
  • I visited several workshops in Tohoku at the end of this year's Golden Week.
    These were the Ogatsu Inkstone Company, the Takakura Kogei of the Kaiwado and Nanbu Broomsticks, and the Bending Wappa of Akita. What is common is that people's eyes are turning to handwork.
    Both workshops have been busy.
  • I also visit the villages of pottery and handicrafts in the region on my Wafu Sohonke and small  trips.
    There are other TV shows about traditional vegetables and traditional foods.
    I'm glad for both, but I feel like that's where the mature culture is going.
    The Showa era was also a bubble era in the 1950s.
    It seems to me that the landowners and everyone was dancing around with money they couldn't have.
    The culmination of that was the Lehman Shock, which followed a lost decade.
  • With the rise of the emerging economies of Brix, the world has appeared to have developed greatly, but where capitalism is going remains the same. It seems to be a temporary prolongation of life.
  • As we approach the 70th anniversary of the war, it is time to review our culture, our history, and our national pride.
    Western countries see Prime Minister Abe as not being a history revisionist.
    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a treat for them, Britain, America and France.
    They are trying to justify the bombing and the Tokyo Trials.
    The Nanking Massacre is also something they fabricated to justify it.
    Now, from President Hoover's book, it states that World War II was caused, by FD Roosevelt and another.
    Japan was at war for self-defense.
    Long ago, in the age of imperialism, the West treated the Americas, India, China, and the people of Africa like dogs and animals.
    The present West is built on that inhumane plunder.
  • The Second World War was a struggle between imperialist nations. We need to know what it is.
    The identity of the Japanese can be gained by confronting the history, culture and people, and the history of the world. The correct history of the Western world is the one they have made. The winners always make history.
    It's not that they are the only bad guys. That's what history is all about. That there was a time when if you didn't fight, if you didn't do it, you would be beaten down.
  • We need to look deeply into human nature.
    This has become an assertion that is not directly related to handwork, but I would like to understand human nature and the way things are. To me, the handiwork is what leads to it.
    In this sense, we would like to introduce you to hidden handicrafts and traditional foods.-2015.06.05-
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100-467, Toyoura-nakamachi, Nasushiobara-City, Tochigi-ken
325-0063, Japan
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