Nagoya Kiritansu (chest of drawers made of paulownia wood)
The Discerning eye
High-class chests of drawers made of paulownia wood are durable for many years while retaining their natural beauty.
With recent changes in lifestyle,
Western-style furniture made of plywood is mass-produced and becoming the main stream.
In the midst of such a trend, the Nagoya Kiritansu industry consisting of fifteen cooperative members is making an aggressive effort to train young successors for the next generation,
inform the public about paulownia chests of drawers and emphasize the merit of the traditional chests.
- Materials traditionally used
- Wood: Paulownia
- Nail: Nails made of hiba or other materials of similar quality
- Metal fittings: Copper, copper alloy or iron
- Manufacturing districts
- Cities of Nagoya and Kasugai
- Date when designated as a traditional craft
- June 22, 1981
- Numbers of business establishments and workers
- 3 establishments and 20 workers
- Major products
- Chests of drawers made of paulownia wood
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori / Tokonameyaki / Nagoya Butsudan
Mikawa Butsudan / Toyohashi Writing Brushes / Akazuyaki
Okazaki Stonemasonary / Nagoya Kiritansu / Nagoya Yuzen
Nagoya Kuromontsuki-zome / Owarishippo / Seto Sometsukeyaki