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Suruga Bamboo Latticework
Suruga Bamboo Latticework Suruga bamboo latticework was shown at the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 as a specialty of Japan. Elegant works including lantern shades and vases made of bamboo strings incorporate refined techniques.
Shizuoka bamboo Crafts Co-op +81(0)54-252-4924
As of April 2, 2007


Suruga Hinagu (miniature furniture)
Suruga Hinagu (miniature furniture) Hinagu means miniature furniture, originally made to show to the family of a young girl's fiance. Though miniatures of a chest of drawers or a dressing table, they are very elaborately made using the same processes as those for full-size furniture. Various traditional skills of lacquering, maki-e production and wood-turning can be observed.
Shizuoka Hina Furniture Co-op +81(0)54-252-6666
As of April 2, 2007


Suruga Hina Dolls
Suruga Hina Dolls A hina doll consists of head, torso, and limb parts. Positioning of the arms requires the accumulation of the artisan's skills, and thus expresses his unique features most significantly. Shizuoka produces 70 percent of the torso parts.
Shizuoka Prefectural Sekku Ningyo Manufacturers' Co-op +81(0)54-286-6639
As of April 2, 2007


Suruga Lacquerware
Suruga Lacquerware Shizuoka has a long history of fine lacquerware?craftsmen ended up staying there after they came to Shizuoka for the construction of Sengen Shrine.  It has been known throughout the country as a major producer of lacquerware since the Edo Period. Suruga lacquerware's distinctive feature is its elaborate painting called kawari-nuri.
Shizuoka Lacquereware Co-op +81(0)54-253-8692
As of April 2, 2007


Suruga Maki-e
Suruga Maki-e Maki-e is lacquerware whose surface is coated with gold and silver powders to depict scenery and such. This craftwork dates back to 1828 when the painter Tenryo from Iida, Shinshu (currently Nagano Prefecture), taught maki-e production techniques to the lacquer craftsman Senzo Nakagawa in Sunpu (currently Shizuoka).
Shizuoka Prefectural Maki-e Co-op +81(0)54-253-2352
As of April 2, 2007


Suruga Sashimono (cabinetwork)
Suruga Sashimono (cabinetwork) Sashimono refers to nail-free woodworking. The sashimono-making tradition has been preserved, as can be seen in such works as these tea-ceremony tools which have been so delicately made and in such detail that the joints can barely be seen from outside.
Shizuoka Woodcrafts Co-op +81(0)54-254-8702
As of April 2, 2007


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