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This time, we will introduce the skills of craftsmen living in Kumamoto, this time about the traditional crafts of Koshiro ware, Yamaga lanterns, Koba monkey, Amakusa pottery ceramics, Mizhirahira ware!

Kumamoto still has crafts that are born from the rich nature, craftsmanship, and wisdom of living, and that are used in daily life.

This time, we will introduce "Oshiro Yaki" in Arao City, "Yamaga Lantern" in Yamaga City, "Kiba Monkey" in Tadashi Town, and "Amakusa Porcelain Mizuhirahira" in Hondo Town, Amakusa City. You.

Yasuaki Inoue, traditional craft `` Koshiro ware ''

Koshiro ware is a pottery that has been around for about 400 years. It has a simple and powerful style, combining decorativeness and practicality.

Kumamoto's traditional craft `` Yamaga Lantern '' Kiyoshi Nakajima

Yamaga Lantern is a three-dimensional, hollow paper craft made only of Japanese paper and glue. It is dedicated to a shrine at a festival inspired by the legend of the Emperor, and has inherited the skills from about 600 years ago. Among them, the golden lantern is widely known as the festival's flower form, "Sennin lantern dance," which is danced on the head.

Reizo Nagata, Kumamoto's traditional craft `` Kiba Monkey ''

Holding the mountain of Koba, which has long been a rain-seeking sacred mountain, one day in the 700s, when a ritual was made on the soil of this mountain and sacred to the gods, the remaining soil became a monkey, and it flew away nowhere. .

It is an unglazed toy in the form of a legendary monkey, and is also used as a talisman for evil illness, disaster prevention, and prosperity of descendants.

Nobuyuki Okabe, Kumamoto's traditional craft `` Amakusa porcelain water flat ware ''

Porcelain using Amakusa pottery stone, said to be the best in Japan, and pottery using local pottery clay. Red and blue sea cucumber. The unique technique of double haze of glaze attracts people's eyes.

Crafts created from communication between creators and users give rich expressions to various scenes of living. Please taste "warmth" and "easiness to use" of fresh crafts that are born from modern craftsman's skill by all means in living.

The traditional crafts of Kumamoto Prefecture are about 90 items, have a long history, and are made using traditional techniques and techniques.

Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center holds various exhibitions and events about crafts.

Please come and visit us.

Kumamoto Prefecture Traditional Crafts Center

Address 860-0001 Chibajo-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto XNUMX-XNUMX Japan

Phone number 096-324-4930

Opening hours 9:00 – 17:00

Closed day Monday * If Monday is a public holiday or holiday, the next day is closed

From December 12 to January 28, there are other temporary closures.

* Please check the opening status before going out.

URL:http://kumamoto-kougeikan.jp/

Tsukapi

Tsukapi Born in Kumamoto, raised in Kumamoto, a favorite marathon runner in Kumamoto! My hobby is to run marathon anywhere in Kumamoto Prefecture while also practicing marathon! It is also a runner's job to convey the charm of Kumamoto to his eyes during hard training.

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Tsukapi Born in Kumamoto, raised in Kumamoto, a favorite marathon runner in Kumamoto! My hobby is to run marathon anywhere in Kumamoto Prefecture while also practicing marathon! It is also a runner's job to convey the charm of Kumamoto to his eyes during hard training.

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