April 11, 2023
HOKUYOU GLASS CO，LTD．
They are using over100 kinds of colored glass and 9 molding techniques, to produce traditional handicraft “Tsugaru Vidro”, reflecting the infinite expressions of “Japan’s four seasons through the handmade glass”, is full of “warmth of handmade craftsmanship” and “ the stories of four seasons”. It aspires to bring profound colors and relaxing moments to your daily life.
Waheegama is the only kiln in Akita Prefecture inherited from the traditional Shiraiwa-yaki since Edo period. The most distinctive feature of Shiraiwa-yaki is its deep blue color, called
“Namako glaze”. Rice husk ashes of the locally-harvested “Akitakomachi rice”, is an indispensable material for making this glaze. Only natural materials and no artificial colorants are
used, hence creating this vivid blue color.
IWAYADO TANSU PRODUCTION
The various artistic products of “Iwayado Craft” series are created using the offcut materials from manufacturing “Iwayado Tansu” (Iwate Prefecture’s traditional woodwork). Bearing in
mind the idea of exploring the possibility to utilize Tansu scraps to promote the charm of Iwayado Tansu to more people.
APPI URUSHI STUDIO
Appi Urushi Studio mainly pursues to produce enduring, timeless designs, hence every vessel is typical of its simple appeal, making it the long-lasting classic of our dining table. With
continuous usage, slight changes will occur over time. The surface will be more polished, making it more attractive. Please enjoy the uniqueness of Appi lacquerware in your everyday life.
Besides inheriting the tradition of Nanbu Tekki, Mr. Iwashimizu also uses a unique method “Yakihada” (Baked Surface Polishing) to produce his creations.
Additionally, his creations are selected for display by the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MOMA Shop), and have received excellent appraisals from people.
ABE SANGYO CO, LTD.
ABE SANGYO, founded in 1919, is a long-established manufacturer of slippers for 52 years. The innovative design “KINUHAKI” indoor slipper, made with hakama fabric has won numerous awards including the Good Design Award in 2009. We endeavor to make every product with care and attention, so that our customers received products with the highest quality.
CRAFT STUDIO NADESHIKO
“Roiro” means a lustrous color with “no” color. When this transparent color is applied to clean Zelkova wood with a lacquer coating technique “Kijiro”, it will leave a glossy, mirror-like finish with its radiance changes according to light shining from different angles. “Roiro” is created by the inspiration of the Sendai Tansu. As time passed, the wood grain will gradually appear which forms the special features of “beautification over time”.
GIRLS LIFE LABO
Our Company aims for creating and promoting products that combine Fukushima’s traditional crafts and the cuteness element. At the same time, we are expanding our specialty store which collects and sells nice and cute products from the Prefecture. We also travel all over Japan to promote Fukushima’s exquisite products.