High quality woodwork is made in Iwate, where there are many forests. Tableware that combines ease of use with a simple design using natural wood and many various crafts and furniture taking advantage of the beauty of the grain of the wood that you want to have sitting nearby all the time.
Shops handing woodwork
Oritsume Mokkou[Woodwork]The head artisan is Chukichi Wayama, who is known for his woodwork items made with humor. He makes a wide variety of items including chairs, benches, tables, and beds.
74-12 Akabuchi, Omyojin, Shizukuishi, Iwate-gun, Iwate
Kisa Kobo[Woodwork]We purchase logs of wood from within Iwate and do everything from sawing to design and painting. We make various wood products with a focus on furniture, and are distinguished by our utilization of the natural beauty of the grain of the wood.
28-335 Minamihata, Shizukuishi, Iwate-gun, Iwate
Takumi Kogei[Woodwork]Woodwork products cut from solid pieces of high quality wood from Iwate. Their portable chopsticks holder in particular is made using special techniques and attracting attention from the industry. Clocks made using the natural charm of wood for a country-style are also quite popular. You can really feel the artisanal techniques that bring out the beauty in these interior goods.
20-77-2 Obuke, Hachimantai, Iwate
Tansu Kobo Hakoya[Funa-Tansu, Seiza Isu]Continuing the techniques of making the funa-tansu (boat chests) that were so important to boatmen on cargo ships during the Edo Period. Funa-tansu are of course very sturdy, and also are made with hidden compartments. Additionally, seiza isu (chairs for use while kneeling in traditional Japanese style), low tables, and more are made using traditional techniques.
262 Sotomura, Yamaya, Shiwa-cho, Shiwa, Iwate
Yaegashi Tateguten[Woodworking]Specialty store for wooden fixtures. One corner of the store is used as “Shin Kogei,” where small items and craft products are made. Designs made to blend in to modern life are held in high regard.
32-1 Tanaka, Kosuiji, Shiwa-cho, Shiwa, Iwate