Japanese Crafts – Yamaga-toro Lanterns

Yamaga-toro are lanterns manufactured in Yamaga City in Kumamoto Prefecture. They are made using only Japanese paper and glue to create a three-dimensional object. The manufacturing technique has been passed down from the end of the Muromachi period, which is applied not only to conventional votive offerings but also to decorative figures, gifts or souvenirs, […]

New Designation of Chichibu-meisen, Echizen-tansu and Yamaga-toro as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries

Taken from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s website (経済産業省). http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2013/1226_01.html The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that on December 26, 2013, it has newly designated Chichibu-meisen textiles made in Saitama Prefecture, Echizen-tansu wooden chests made in Fukui Prefecture and Yamaga-toro lanterns made in Kumamoto Prefecture as traditional crafts as […]