This exhibition is full of newly created Niigata traditional crafts. We are so pleased to hold workshops with the craftsmen for visitors on 5th May. Please come and join us!
Exhibition of newly created Niigata traditional crafts at old ta house in Northern Culture Museum
2018 3 May Thu./Holiday ー 6 Sun.
OPEN 9:00ー17:00（The first day starts at 13:00 / the last day finishes at 16:00）
Site:Tokiwaso The old tea house is located behind the massive blooming wisteria on the premises.
4 main exhibiting artists will be on site from time to time. Please check details as below:
Date: 2018 5th May Sat. 10:00〜16:00 ※Ms. Haga’s workshop may close when she runs out materials.
Instructor: Ms. Fumiko Haga, lacquer painter of Haga Butsudanten, Niigata Butsudan
You draw some picture using lacquer paints on a round magnet (4cm in diameter) in this workshop. (Mildly formulated lacquer was used for protection of your skin.)
Time required: appox. 15~30min
Fee: 1,000yen includes consumer tax.
Available attend on the day, available reservation.
Please contact us regarding the workshop on 5th May. We can reserve a space for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition and feast your eyes on the new and awesome lineups of Niigata Traditional Crafts!
Other beautifully crafted products by artisans
Event Organizer: Takumicraft
Contributor: Northern Culture Museum Foundation
Northern Culture Museum
entrance fee adult 800yen children 400yen
Light up time 17:30 ー20:00
Please refer to http://hoppou-bunka.com/english for the direction.
The Ultra Series by Adachi Shigehisa Shoten and Tsuburaya Production
The first public viewing of the Ultra Series, ‘Emblem display of Ultra member’ in this exhibition.
This is the newest creation by ‘Adachi Shigehisa Shoten’ and ‘Tsuburaya Production’.
It is made of Japanese cypress, Cherry bark, glass, acrylic, lacquer and so on. These materials have been turned into an amazing ‘Ultra Seven’ world through Niigata craftsmen’s well-horned skills, ideas and passion.
And also, we have a new child stool and a product called ‘Hana-musubi’ which is a stylish container of small vase on sale at the exhibition prices.
Other exciting Ultra Seven goods such as stools and small treasure boxes are also on sale. This is the first time for 3 Ultra Seven items on display at once.
‘KOIOKI’ in Ojiya Chijimi
by Haga Butsudanten, Niigata Butsudan and Ojiya-orimono Dogyokyodokumiai
‘Koioki’ was introduced in the same exhibition ‘Kominkaten’ last year. This lovely Hashioki is based on ‘Nishikigoi (Niigata’s world famous Japanese Carp)’. Ojiya is also famous for Nishikigoi (Japanese carp) which Koioki comes from. Discarded pieces of the weaved cloth were used for Koioki Coasters. The leaf shaped coaster has a specially created metal fitting by Takahiro Ikarashi, Sanjo Butsudan.
They are coated with genuine Urushi repeatedly in a careful manner so that each pattern and impression look differently. Why not choose one you like from the beautiful collections!
Religious culture in Niigata produced these 3 experienced craftsmen and they got together from 3 different areas.
Traditional Butsudan craftsmen got together and used their individual technic and skills for the creation of new and exciting ’Koioki’ this time. See more details:
Niigata Butsudan – lacquer and luster craftsman – Haga Ryosuke
Ojiya Butsudan – wood carpenter – Ito Sadao
Sanjo Butsudan – metal craftsman – Ikarashi Takahiro
The traditional Niigata Butsudan is made by 5 stages such as wood carpenter, carver, refiner, lacquer and luster craftsman and lacquer painter. Highly specialized craftsmen work on each stage.
Butsudan must be completed with these 5 stages, for this reason, it is called a combined art.
‘Koioki’ has been created from the craftsman’s wish to continue our heritage, culture and tradition, and pass them down to the future generation.
Fumiko Haga is painting picutre on Koioki.
※New ‘Koioki in Ojiya chijimi’ is order made. ‘Koioki in Kiri Box’is also on sale.
New Kiri Treasure Box by Nomoto Kirihako Seisakusho, Kamo Kiri Tansu
‘Nomoto Kirihako Seisakusho’ offers now a new kind of Kiri box products to enhance your life style. Although ‘Omoihako’ is a kiri (Paulownia) box, it opens and closes sideways.Nomoto Kirihako Seisakusho located Kamo area and originally kiri box maker.
Please use it as a treasure box or a display case for your favorite items and collections.There are 3 colour choices – black, clear (natural), grey (burnt). We are quite confident that you will find one you like.
There are a closet and a modern chest draws made of Kiri on display. Cute child chairs are also available in the exhibition.
Kiri Eco Speaker
by Suzuki Ishitaro Tansuten, Kamo Kiri Tansu
He shows various accessible goods and some stylish modern furniture all made of Kiri.
This is a unique wooden compact speaker specially created by ‘Kamo Kiri Tansu’, the craftsmen who poured into their skill, care and attention for each one of them. The amazing eco-friendly feature is that they run without any electricity or batteries. Top quality Japanese Kiri wood was used for the soft melodic sound it creates. The Japanese traditional Harp called ‘Koto’ is also made from it, because the Kiri wood produces good acoustic sounds, and perfect for wooden speakers or music instruments. The sound from your Smart Phone spreads tenderly through the wooden cavity just like the smooth touch of its polished surface. It is a compact, light and portable unit. You can enjoy music anywhere you wish.
Kiri eco speaker color comes in 3 different colours : clear (natural), Yakikirishiage (burnt brown) and Yakikiri Tonokoshiage (burnt grey)
Other beautifully crafted products by artisans
NIIGATA TAMATEBAKO by Niigata Butsudan artisans
Experienced three skilled Urushi Painters were involved in the creation of new attractive Kiri product.
This is a challenging attempt between Kamo kritansu craftsmen who made the frame, and Niigata butsudan craftsmen who attached ornaments and painting.
Makie painted urushi wooden bowls by Ymada Butsudanten, Sanjo Butsudan
Yamada Btsudsan（Sanjo Butsudan）
Mr. Yamada, Sanjo Butsudan lacquer and luster painter presents his creations. You mustn’t miss our new bookmarks made of Japanese lacquer and paper. He took a part in the ‘Kudan Project’ with a contemporary artist ‘Me’ in the exhibition 2017. (No Kudan in 2018)
Makie painted urushi accessories
by Fumiko Haga, Niigata Butsudan
Lacquer painted accessories reflect highly developed delicate brush strokes and unique original patterns by the creator. They grab your attention for the beauty undoubtedly. They are gorgeous to look at but even better on. Don’t miss them at the exhibition!
Makie painted urushi sake cups
by Hirokawa Butsudanten, Nagaoka Butsudan
The Sake cups are made of aluminum. Some says that it improves the taste of Sake. You must try it and find out yourself! The lacquer sake cups have awesome patterns and pictures which require highly developed skills of Nagaoka Butsudan.
by Piquant X Shiozawa Orimono Corporater：Shiozawa textile industry cooperative society
Saeka Katayama makes a unique bag for each customer after having a detailed discussion about styles and preferences before creating begins. She uses beautiful antic laces and ribbons from overseas and weaves them to produce an only braided bag for the customer. All her creations are made by hand.
Shiozawa’s climate and clean water were essential for producing a good material called Choma.
Choma is sparsely for her creations.
All photos are images only. Colours and shapes may look differ from actual products.