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Suruga Bamboo Latticework
駿河竹?筋細工 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 March 28, 2008


 
Suruga Hinagu (miniature furniture)
駿河雛? Hinagu means miniature furniture, originally made to show to the family of a young girl's fiance.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 March 28, 2008


 
Suruga Hina Dolls
駿河雛人形 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.
Association of Craftsmen of Traditional Suruga Hina Dolls
+81(0)54-257-3983
 
As of March 28, 2008


 
Suruga Lacquerware
駿河?器 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 Marchl 28, 2008


 
Suruga Maki-e
駿河蒔絵 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 March 28, 2008


 
Suruga Sashimono (cabinetwork)
駿河?物 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 March 28, 2008




Contact

Regional Industry Office, Division of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industry, Shizuoka prefectural government 9-6 Otemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka city
TEL: +81(0)54-221-2520?FAX: +81(0)54-221-2349??E-mail??chiikisangyo@pref.shizuoka.lg.jp