Modest Passion -- Challenging the Future
Surrounded by stone, stonemasons in Okazaki are quietly handling stone, seeking faith and mental nourishment.
To make a kasuga-style standing garden lantern,
for example, there are 48 processes from making the foundation to the completed product.
With his passion subdued in his small knife,
a stonemason works on stone by following the traditional technique and skill that create subtlety out of lines and curves to provide our present-day life with a warm light in a modern style.
- Materials traditionally used
- Stone: Okazaki granite
- Manufacturing districts
- Okazaki City
- Date when designated as a traditional craft
- August 3, 1979
- Numbers of business establishments and workers
- 169 establishments and 235 workers
- Major products
- Stone garden lantern
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori / Tokonameyaki / Nagoya Butsudan
Mikawa Butsudan / Toyohashi Writing Brushes / Akazuyaki
Okazaki Stonemasonary / Nagoya Kiritansu / Nagoya Yuzen
Nagoya Kuromontsuki-zome / Owarishippo / Seto Sometsukeyaki