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    • In 1872, The first Daisuke Kobayashi trained a
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  2. GINPO

    Our founder Sutematsu Kumamoto, who was a wholesaler of ceramics, opened a kiln with the aim of performing high-quality manufacturing. He created an original clay by selecting raw materials that satisfied his high standards and developed his own original glaze. This was the starting point of the philosophy of GINPO, a company that has continued to focus on product quality. The items manufactured have varied beyond just “Donabe” casserole pots, ranging from tableware to cosmetics bottles.

    • 1932
      The founder Sutematsu Kumamoto was a wholesaler of ceramics but had not come across any high-quality ceramics. As a goal to produce “high-quality manufactured goods” he founded Banko Shinko Yogyosho Limited, and began to mainly manufacture tableware,“Donabe”casserole pots and flower vases.
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    "Kyo-yaki" is a type of ceramic ware, and gradually spread around the foothills of Higashiyama in the context of the popularity of tea in the early Edo period. And "Kiyomizu-yaki" refers to ceramics made in Kiyomizu-dera Santo Gojozaka. At present, as long as the ceramics made in Kyoto are collectively referred to as "Kyoyaki・Kyomizu-yaki".

    "Kyo-yaki・Kiyomizu-yaki" does not have a specific style and technique, but is made by fusing all techniques together. As the capital of the time, Kyoto gathered materials and craftsmen selected from all over Japan, and the environment was unique. There are also temples, shrines, royal families, nobles, etc., which promoted the development of this culture.

    In the popular impression, Kyo-yaki is gorgeous, rich and exquisite. The style is elegant, and the paintings are as graceful as Japanese paintings. The

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    • The Birth of KutaniYaki-Early Edo Period

    KutaniYaki was developed by Toshiji Maeda, the first lord of the Daisho-ji domain, in the mine development project. Porcelain clay was discovered accidentally in Kaga Kutani Village as a raw material, and he ordered his retainer Goto Saijiro along the Daisho Tera River during the Ming Dynasty The opening of the kiln lasted until the first year of Yuanlu. (This is based on a vase unearthed from the ancient Kutani kiln, with the inscription "June 26th, the first year of the Nanwu eight feudal feudal feudal dynasty, the first year of the Saming calendar, the Tamura Quanzuoweimen").

    Among them, the Kutani-yaki works produced in the second half of the 17th century are later called "Kutani-yaki", which means ancient Kutani-yaki.

    However, about 60 years after

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    At the end of the Kofun period in the 7th century, the slope of the mountain was dug into a pottery kiln in the Tono area of ​​Gifu Prefecture, and the hard pottery "Sueki", which is different from earthenware, was fired. That is the origin of AWASAKA.

    From then on, from the 10th century in the early Heian period, ash glazes called "white porcelain" were made using cave kilns. Those were made with reference to the excellent white porcelain of the Tang and Song dynasties of China, and were distributed to nobles, temples, shrines and other places.

    Soon, the production of white porcelain gradually darkened from the end of the Heian period, and turned to specialize in the production of unglazed bowls and plates.

    In the Warring States Per

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  6. Dyed cloth


    There are various theories about the origin of tenugui, but it is said that the original form was used in the Nara period, and at that time it was used as an accessory for festivals. In the Edo period, cotton cultivation became popular, and the scraps produced when making cotton kimonos gave birth to "tenugui" as a daily necessities.

    Tenugui made of cotton are durable and easy to use, and have become widespread in the lives of ordinary people.

    Tenugui has a wide range of activities, and in addition to its role as a towel or handkerchief in modern times, it

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    During the Japanese civilization, Toyo Glass Co., Ltd. and Sasaki Glass Co., Ltd. were established in Japan.

    History of Toyo Glass Co., Ltd.:

    • In 1878, founder Sonichi Shimada joined the Shinagawa Crafts Branch established by the Meiji government. This branch is the foundation of the Japanese glass industry. Under the guidance of British engineer J. Speed, Sonichi Shimada not only worked hard to learn production skills, but also learned the latest European mixing and production technology.
    • In 1888 Shimada Glass was founded in the village of Kawasaki, Osaka. Using the latest European glassblowing techniques, the company produced excellent glass tableware and lamps and the business steadily.
    • In 1909,
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    The story of rock casting began in a small iron workshop in the city. Sueyoshi Iwashimizu, the founder of Rock Casting, was born in Sanno-cho, Morioka City in 1887. Because his father was a comb craftsman, he was attracted by the charm of Nanbu Temu. Sueyoshi was founded in the city in 1902 after completing four years of training. Sueyoshi Iwashimizu's eldest son, Yakichi, started helping the family business when he was 12 years old, and his second son (Takiji) also started the family business after that. Since then, started the path to commercialization with a three-legged race.

    After experiencing the Pacific War era, Nanbu Tekki was not only completely banned from being produced as a luxury product, but even offering pro

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  9. OIGEN


    The history of ironware in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, begins when Mr Fujiwara Oshu prospered in Hiraizumi (around 1090). Kiyohira Fujiwara, the king of Hiraizumi, was the owner of Toyota, Esashiku, which is located in the east of present-day Oshu City. Then, we called in a foundry craftsman from Gangshu (present-day Shiga Prefecture) to take root in the foundry industry, and then made the bells of Chusonji Temple manufactured. Hiraizumi was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, and there is a casting group here as a local industry that follows the flow of its culture.

    Oigen Foundry was called Oikawa Genjuro Foundry in the Meiji / Taisho era and was incorporated in 1947 to become Oigen Foundry

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