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Kyodo-gangu Nikko-chadogu
(Nikko tea-ceremony folk toys)

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History (Origins)

During the Edo Period (1600–1868), Kyodo-gangu Nikko-chadogu were first made as a hobby by the woodturners who created the unfinished wood base materials for Nikko-bori woodcarving crafts.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

These miniature-sized tea ceremony implements are made using carpenter's lathe techniques. Cherry blossom tree, Chinese quince, Japanese zelkova and other woods are used as materials, applied to specific purposes based on their unique characteristics. The result: richly fascinating folk toys.

Contact Information

Nikko Dento Kogei Union Council
2482, Chugushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-1661
TEL: +81-288-55-0144

Nikko-bori Cooperative
66-1, Hoden, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-1422
TEL: +81-288-50-1171

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