Imaichi-no-hikimono has its roots in the Edo Period (1600–1868). It is said that, in the late Taisho Period (mid-1920s), artisans from Aizu came to this area and passed down a wide variety of crafting techniques.
Mulberry, cherry blossom tree, Japanese zelkova, Japanese horse-chestnut and other woods are hollowed out using a lathe and formed into teacups, flower vases and other such items. They feature a soothing appearance accomplished through an emphasis on the wood-grain patterns.Traditional Craft Promotional Video
Imaichi Turnery Association
122-3, Kuragasaki, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-2412
Through masterful art rooted in a love for the beauty of wood, we devote ourselves to making these teacups, sake cups and other implements and goods. They will put you at ease as you use them day after day, and you will surely come to understand for yourself the wonders of wooden materials.