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Iwayado Tansu furniture: Craftworker Interview

October 11, 2013

Iwayado Tansu is robust furniture which is said to have been used as a safe or staircase in a merchant or private house. Even a piece of Iwayado Tansu in a Japanese-style room as well as Western-style room changes the atmosphere of the room sophisticated.

In recent years, not only traditional furniture with robust designs but also modern furniture with light designs, utilizing the technique of making the chest of drawers, is created while maintaining its high quality in every product.

We interviewed two companies and one union involved in the production and sales of Iwayado Tansu in Oshu city, Iwate prefecture.

The Art of wood and lacquer highlighted with decorative metal fittings - Iwayado Tansu furniture (Three-part series)

Interview report 1:
Hammering sound breathes life into metal sheets - Choukin kougei Kikuhuro (Chasing craft Kikuhuro)
Interview report 2:
Putting dreams into a new tradition - Fujisato Woodcraft


Also check other interviews:

- Soft, and Gorgeous Whiteness- The Himeji white tanned leather craft
- Gift from the nature - visit report from home of Tosa washi, Japanese paper
- The Essence of Ancient Capital in Historical Costume of Kamakura Period - Rental Costume Shisouan


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