Mail Order of Traditional Handicrafts and Folk Art

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

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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.・・
157 workshops in 107 industries at present.   Handicrafst in the Shimotuke region   Handicrafts in the Aizu region 
Handicrafts outside the zone.  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
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 Handicrafts in Tsugaru region 20 industries 25 workshops    
 津軽金山焼 松宮松風
Tsugaru Kanayama ware
DOGU 亀ヶ岡遮光器式土偶
earthen figure
Yumeno Workshop
下川原焼土人形 阿保正志  鳩笛
-yaki humanoid
Masashi Abo
 津軽びいどろ 北洋硝子
Tsugaru BidouraHokuyo
Glass Co.
 津軽打刃物 (有)二唐刃物鍛造所 暗紋シリーズ
Tsugaru Forged Knives
Knife Forging Co.
Tsugaru lacquerware
Fujino lacquerware

Tsugaru lacquerware
Lacquer Studio Miya
Tsugaru lacquerware
Lacquer, craft, Ken

Kimura Mokhin Seisakusho

Tsugaru Sakiori weaving
Atelier Moeki
Tsugaru small cloth embroidery
Hirosaki Kogin Institute
Tsugaru Sakiori weaving
Sakiori Weaving Studio Ponte
Akebi vine work
Miyamoto Craft Co.
津軽凧絵 二代目信枚公と朱雀
Tsugaru kite paintingSyukou Yamauchi
飛馬りんご JA相馬村
Hyuma apple
JA Soma Village
 飯寿し  ヤマトミ食品
sushi with rice
Yamatomi Foods Co.
山菜漬物・りんごカレールー 岩木屋
pickle of wild vegetables
Iwaki-ya (shop)
 りんご塩・りんご蕎麦 彦庵
salted apple and
soba noodles
  • Tsugaru is also my second home town. And it's a place with a fragrant aroma.Perhaps this impression is due to the fact that being transferred to Tsugaru as a single employee has marked a significant time in my life.
  • I've experienced a lot of things during my seven years here.
    I was in my early 40s, so I had a lot of immaturity in terms of my work.
    Maybe it's because I'm impatient, but as an experience, it's too much.
    Also, I was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Aomori, which is rich in nature.
    The apple fields on the terraces were a wonderful sight, both in bloom and in the flutter of the fruit.
    And humanity.
  • There are people (craftsman)who work with their hands in the network of Tsugaru for seven years.
  • At the Industrial Experiment Station were Mr. Takeshi Sato, the master of Tsugaru lacquerware, Mr. Okabe Hirosaki Industrial Experiment Station, and Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, an old friend of Hirosaki Industrial Experiment Station.
  • In addition, I did business with Mr. Seiji Narita of the Tsugaru Kogin Research Institute, and in the field of literature, Ms. Kimu Sato and the members of Hanakurabu. The interaction with the people of the Hirosaki Gonin-kai was also a great networking opportunity. In that sense, there are many handicrafts that we have not yet been able to introduce to you, so we will do our best to introduce them to you.
  • "Ms.Kim Sato is a professor at Hirosaki University and cousin of Hachiro Sato, the niece of the famous Koroku Sato."
 Tsugaru (region)
  • The Tsugaru region is the name given to the western part of what is now Aomori Prefecture.
    It roughly corresponds to the area controlled by the Tsugaru clan (Hirosaki and Kuroishi clans) and Tsugaru County during the clan's administration.
    It is different from the alias "Tsugaru Province" of Mutsu Province (all of Aomori Prefecture and the northwestern part of Iwate Prefecture) after the division.
  • The Tsugaru region in the broadest sense of the word is composed of three districts: the "TYU-KOU-NAN-KOKU District" in the south centered on Hirosaki City, the "Five Northwest Districts" in the northwest centered on Goshogawara City, and the "TOU-SEI District" in the northeast centered on Aomori City.
    Because of the historical expansion of the area called Tsugaru from the southern part of the Tsugaru Plain, the center of the area is seen as the Nakahiro-Nankoku district, and sometimes only the Nakahiro-Nankoku district or the two districts, Nakahiro-Nankoku and Seihoku-Go, are referred to as the Tsugaru region in a narrower sense.
    When used in a narrower sense, the East Blue District is referred to as the "Aomori region" and so on.
    It may also be recognized as a regional area centered on the Tsugaru Plain created by the Iwaki River.
    The area from the Five Northwest Districts to the Tsugaru Peninsula is also called Okutsugaru.

  • The Natsudomari Peninsula ( Hiranai Town area) was part of Nukabe County until the beginning of the Kamakura Period, and the Mutsu Bay coast (Aomori City and Higashi Tsugaru County area) was called Togahama, and was sometimes not included in Tsugaru until the Middle Ages, but after the modern period Tsugaru County was established and became part of it.

  • It is estimated that the southeastern region (former Iwasaki-mura area) was part of Hiyama County in Dewa Province until the Middle Ages, but it became Tsugaru territory in 1603 through negotiations between the Tsugaru and Satake clans.

  • The first historical description of the area is from the first year of Emperor Saimei in 655 (Nihon Shoki), at which time it was written "Tsugari". In addition, the name "Tohnichi-ryu", "Tsugari", and "Tokadome" were sometimes used.
    In the Middle Ages, the area was divided into three counties, namely "Hiraga County (Tsugaru Hiraga County)," "Hanawa County (Tsugaru Hanawa County)," and "Inaka County (Tsugaru Inaka County)" (four counties in the period when Yamabe County (Tsugaru Yamabe County) was divided), and was referred to as "Tsugaru Three Counties" (or "Tsugaru Four Counties").
  •  In the Kamakura period, it was ruled by the Ando clan and others, but in the 14th century, the Nanbu clan came to rule the area.
    It was ruled by the Tsugaru clan during the Warring States period.
    In the early modern era, the three counties of Hiraga, Hanawa, and Rural Counties were combined to form Tsugaru County.
    After the Meiji Restoration, the city became part of Aomori Prefecture.
    In 1878 (Meiji 11), it was divided into Higashitsugaru, Nishitsugaru, Minamitsugaru, Kitatsugaru, and Nakatsugaru counties.
Handicrafts in Tsugaru Tsugaru lacquerware, Bunnako, Koginshi, Tsugaru sakiori, Akebi vine work, Tsugaru woodwork, indigo dyeing, apple grass dyeing, Tsugaru knives, Tsugaru ware, Tsugaru bi-droid, Tsugaru kite, Neputa picture, Iijusushi, pickled wild vegetables, apple vinegar, Tsugaru apple (Fuji) Hirosaki Craft Association
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