Taito ward's traditional crafts,
an inherited heart of Edo
Tradition to be inherited
An inherited heart of Edo
Taito ward flourished as a common people's town and the birthplace of Edo culture with vestiges of Edo period historical sites and culture such as Edo period Buddhist shrines and temples.
The color print form with two, three and more color schemes were developed by Suzuki Harunobu in Meiji 2nd year [ 1765 ]. Nishikie was settled with more than enough color wood-block prints on the technical aspects in the highest quality.
It is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first, who entered Edo around 1590 brought about Edo lacquerware factory in Kyoto.
Facets are the technique which perform various designs, in other words a cut glass using a whetstone and a gold board on the surface of the glass.
EVENT & NEWS
EVENT June 8 (Sat)-June 30 (Sun) 2019
Every weekend at the renovated Edo Taito Traditional Craft Museum, production demonstrations by cr..more
EVENT Wednesday, May 29, 2019-Monday, June 10
Taito-ku talented craftsman exhibition
EVENT Wednesday, May 1, 2019-Sunday, 26
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 13:00
Notice of the renovation of "Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center"
TOUR November 2017
MEXT [ Japan and Germany Exchange Project ] German Labor Youths Tour
Observation of The gallery of Edo wood sculpture Sosyu
‘Sosyu’ tells the historically outstanding wood sculpture to
Edo Brushes・Tokyo handmade brush
I visited Miyakawa brush workshop which is founded in 1920.
The trial lesson of making
Edo cut Kiriko glass
I took a trial lesson of making a Kiriko at ‘Kiriko workshop
The trial lesson of making
tortoise shell accessories
Mr. Akatsuka Akira who is second generation of Akatsuka Bekk
Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center
Already in the Edo period (17th to mid 19th centuries), Taito thrived as a city of commons, who created much of the Edo culture. Today, Taito-ku (the City of Taito) still is home to numerous historic sites, such as Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples dating back to the period, and many more. The City also accommodates commons who are dashing and stylish following the aesthetics of Edo commons and nurtures Traditional Crafts developed by craftspeople over the past centuries. "Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center" is where you can experience and appreciate treasures of Traditional Crafts of the Shitamachi (lower city) area of Edo, created and developed by generations of craftspeople who worked in the area‘s history and culture. The Museum is intended to stimulate your interest in and appreciation of those Traditional Crafts. In addition, the Museum hopes you will cherish some of such crafts in your everyday life.