Traditional Crafts of Tokyo 東京の伝統工芸品Traditional Crafts of Tokyo 東京の伝統工芸品

Owari Butsugu

Owari Butsugu Photo

Owari Buddhist Insturuments are craftworks which have been produced mainly in Nagoya City, Aichi since the biginning of the Edo era. Using hight-quality materials harvested from around the Owari area, the craft flouroshed in the late Edo era under the patronage of a lower-class samurai. Producing mainly wooden lacquer-wares,a variety of techniques are used to produce the characteristic refreshing colors of the finished pieces.