(Shimotsuke water wheels)

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History (Origins)

These water wheels were used as power sources for the manufacturing of wooden materials, stick incense and so forth.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

Shimotsuke-suisha, developed in the fast-flowing waterways of mountain valleys and gorges, feature both flat wooden pieces and joining pieces on the wheel's exterior which are both practical and beautiful.

Contact Information

Akikazu Fujihira
4-13, Sakatayama, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi, 322-0069
TEL: +81-289-64-7313

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