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Kanuma-kumiko
(Kanuma wood latticework)

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History (Origins)

During the construction of Nikko's Toshogu Shrine, numerous craftspeople from throughout Japan came together and shared their wisdom, which was then combined with high-quality Nikko cedar materials to make these craft products.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

Fine-cut Kiso cypress, Akita cedar, Nikko cedar and other wood materials are assembled in geometric patterns.  
These works, which include shoin shoji (paper sliding doors/partitions), ranma (transoms) and other interior installations and elements, achieve beautiful expression through intricate plant patterns and other such designs.

Contact Information

Kanuma Tategu Commercial and Industrial Association
2627-1, Moro, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi, 322-0026
TEL: +81-289-62-8151

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