CURRENT EXPOSITION

A splendid opportunity to find handmade original objects of excellent quality,
bearing the DENSAN label and selected throughout Japan in cooperation with the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).

12 workshops of craftsmen will exhibit and sale their creations, each one in his own field :
To get the full experience come meet the craftsmen !

Aoki Sensyoku Kenkyujyo / Tokyo Somekomon

Prefecture of Tokyo

Creation of silk textile : scarves, ties and pocket handkerchiefs for suits.


Seihou Gama / Akatsu Yaki

Prefecture of Aichi

The workshop creations belong to the traditional expertise of Akazu ceramic in the prefecture of Aichi, with green enamel pieces and drawn patterns.


Hariya / Yamanaka Shikki

Prefecture of Ishikawa

Les créations de l’atelier sont issues du savoir-faire traditionnel de la céramique d’Akazu présent dans la préfecture d’Aichi, avec des pièces en émail vertes accompagné de motifs dessinés.


Kurikyu / Ohdate Magewappa

Prefecture of Akita

Located in the region of Akita, Kurikyu workshop proposes bento boxes, cups, bowls, trays and sake services,
realized with the magewappa technique using bended round cedar wood.


Kyoto Shibori Bikyo/ Kyo Kanoko Shibori

Prefecture of Kyoto

Located in Kyoto, Bikyo workshop manufactures Shibori textile creations, a traditional resist dyeing technique known since the 8th century in Japan.

Their Shibori creations with a waffle-like texture : scarves, bow ties, pocket handkerchiefs for suits.

Nakata Shikki/ Kagawa Shikki

Prefecture of Kagawa

Specialized in tableware manufacturing, the workshop creates very resistant lacquered glasses and trays, associating two kinds of traditional know-hows from the region : lacquer and stone curving.

Mizuho/ Kumano Fude

Prefecture of Hiroshima

Located in the city of Kumano, in the east of Hiroshima, Mizuho workshop manufactures brushes and paintbrushes of exception, using the traditional techniques of craftsmen passed down for more than 180 years in this region. Dedicated to skin care for body, face and nose brushing, those brushes are made of natural fiber bristles and fine quality wood.

Taniguchi Aoya Washi/Inshu Washi

Prefecture of Tottori

The traditional Japanese Paper, Inshu Washi, is handmade in the small village of Aoya that boasts a long history of 1000 years, located in the Tottori Prefecture of Japan. The artistry and the preservation of this expertise are made possible thanks to the mountainous region that resides by the ocean. The lush greenery, temperate climate the crystal clear water ultimately combines the perfect conditions for the creation of washi.

Chikumeido/ Takayama Cyasen

Prefecture of Nara

Chikumeido workshop is managed from ancient times by a famous family of “chasen” masters manufacturing tea whisks for matcha green tea powder used in tea ceremony. Rewarded many times for the quality of its handcrafted works, the workshop proposes also a take-away matcha tea tasting kit so as this practice enters into our daily life.

Kawahira / Sekisyu Washi

Prefecture of Shimane

 

Studio Kawahira manufactures shoes for kids made of handcrafted Sekishu Washi paper from the city of Hamada (prefecture of Shimane), one of the most ancient regions for the production of washi paper. The manufacturing technique of Sekishu Washi paper is registered by UNESCO on the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

Hiroshima Artist Brush / Kumano Fude

Prefecture of Hiroshima

Located in the region of Hiroshima and specialized in the creation of all types of fine quality brushes since the 19th century, this workshop proposes brushes for makeup, especially precious brushes with a wooden lacquered handle, mother-of-pearl and gold powder, a Japanese traditional technique called maki-e.

Kimoto Glass Tokyo/ Edokiriko

Prefecture of Tokyo

Kimoto Glassware is specialized in glassware of excellence for 80 years in Asakusa, a district of Tokyo, where Edo (or Tokyo) glassware is renowned for centuries. Their know-how is rare and difficult to be realized, especially the technology of glass treatment with two layers giving rise to extremely thin glasses, for a special collection with a decoration in black, its favorite color.

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