Tottori Prefectural Government, Japan

Tottori is located at the western edge of Japan’s main island of Honshu, in the northeast area of the Chugoku region. It is a fairly long and narrow prefecture. To the north is the Sea of Japan, with the Tottori Sand Dune and lovely beaches dotted with pine trees. In the south is the Chuguku Mountains, including Mt Daisen, the highest peak in the region. The climate is temperate, with four distinct seasons; weather is relatively fine from spring to autumn, with some snow in winter.

Nurtured by the rich nature of Tottori Prefecture and the wisdom of the predecessors, by making wide introduction of the handicrafts of the local people living in the present, the maker and the user meet and the reliable work of the maker and attachment of the user lasts forever It is a purpose of bridging between making and handling like.

Tottori handwork that inherits traditional techniques that have been handed down and challenges the creation of new works while learning from the traditional techniques. Everything old and new, everything is full of charm. In this corner, I will introduce Tottori’s manual work in series, such as ceramics and Japanese paper.

Craftsmen, Japanese paper, wooden furniture, wood bamboo work, dyeing and weaving, toys, leather, glass and other works are produced and introduced into the Tottori prefecture living citizens and their works are introduced. Currently, we introduce ceramic, Japanese paper, wooden furniture, wood bamboo work, dyeing fabric, leather, toys and blacksmith.

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In the column of the gallery, we will introduce a wide range of works from everyday use to artworks the creators are making now. I will add it as soon as the interview is complete.

In the column of the workshop etc, we will introduce origin, feelings for production, career, contact information and so on. In addition, there is also a map of the production experience information and the location of the local studio. The map can be displayed with a different scale.

Ceramics:
Yanase kiln, Oyama Kakuoka kiln, Shinjin roasting, Makiya kiln, Ceramic workshop Ash work, Shinjin roasted Kamiyama kiln, Yamane kiln, Kuromomiyaki, Honjoji Nakai kiln, Hoshinoji Nakai kiln, Hiki kiln, Urafumi yaki , Honjoji tempura pine tree kiln, Enkokuji kiln, Kurofumi, Iwai kiln, Ogi kiln, Kurayoshi yakihachi kiln, Takayama yaki, Suezong workshop, Fukuma yaki, Kuroyu kiln, Kiwa kiln

Japanese paper:
Nishimura Paper Factory, Ikebara Paper, Okamura Hiseide Paper Paper Factory, Hasegawa Kenito Paper, Nakahara Shoten

furniture:
GREEN WOODS, Wakuwaku Studio, Hatch Furniture Studio

toy:
This puppet factory, Hojo earth dolls, Ohuraya, Nobuo Craft store, Chezhou Wakakura grill

Wood · bamboo products:
Suzuki House, Bamboo Dollhouse, Tottori Folk Craftworker, Nintama Bamboo Studio, Yamada Sculpture Store, Piaan Pia, Kobayashi Ken’s Shop, Nakayama Crafts, Otani Kiriko, Yodoe Umbrella Trading Association, Autumn Snow Factory, Yaeyama Sculpture, Japanese Umbrella Studio Hatsune

Textile fabric:
Flower cloth shop, Kurayoshi kasashi preservation society, Oyama Yuzen dye hand drawn atelier Kawahara, Iwasaki knitting, Kobo Yumihama, South home textile, Matsuda dyeing shop

leather:
Mint tutu leather, large shops, atelier MOTO’S

Blacksmith:
Otsuka knife blacksmith

We will introduce event information on solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and participating exhibitions inside and outside the prefecture.

In order to let you know more about the handicrafts in Tottori Prefecture, we will introduce a wide range from history and culture to recent events.