The Passion

"Traditional Craftsman" is a person with particularly high skills who are recognized by the government. They have the history and passion behind the term and continue studying and challenging themselves even now that they are certified.

We would like to share with you the thoughts of the traditional craftspeople who have supported the history of Hakone-Yosegi-Zaiku.

Japanese traditional craftsman
Honma Mokkojo Ltd.

I think that it is crucial to develop sales channels and sell our products not artworks. But also important to train successors.

Japanese traditional craftsman
Hamamatsuya Ltd.

The craftsmen create all the patterns using only their sensitivity. With these sensitivities, the tradition of Hakone-Yosegi-Zaiku is steadily passed down from generation to generation.

Japanese traditional craftsman
Kanazashi Woodcraft Ltd.

Developed the unique technique of "Muku-Zukuri," which is to create a three-dimensional work by carving a Taneita (solid block of woods) on a potter's wheel.