DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries

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  • 8-1-22 Akasaka
  • 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo
  • Japan

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Our Association was established in 1975 to promote officially designated Traditional Craft Industries in Japan, in affiliation with the Government Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and operates a flagship store in Aoyama, in the centre of Tokyo.

Based on a Japanese Government programme to foster designated traditional crafts, until today,METI has officially designated 222 product groups as Traditional Japanese Craft products selected from over thousands of traditional craft product groups in Japan.

All criteria below must be fulfilled to be officially designated Traditional Japanese Crafts.

・Articles must be used routinely in everyday life.

・Articles must be primarily manufactured by hand.

・Articles must be manufactured implementing traditional techniques at least 100 years old.

・Main materials used have remained unchanged for at least 100 years.

・Manufacturing should be regionally established to a certain scale

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All over Japan, there are many craft industries, which have been active since ancient times.

Rooted in century-old traditional techniques, these handcrafted household items have developed over times in accordance with changes in our lifestyles and still remain an essential part in our everyday life.

It is our mission to support and to carry into the future the refined skills and sentiments of the craftspeople who have inherited and cultivated this rich tradition.

We also actively promote Japanese Handicrafts on a global scale and have opened our showroom “ESPACE DENSAN” in Paris, to showcase these Traditional Crafts to the professional customers, and to contribute to the market expansion. 

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Mokumoku Tablestand&Floorlamp by TANIGUCHI AOYA WASHI CO., LTD.

With tradition and techniques passed down, TANIGUCHI AOYA WASHI CO., LTD. never stops its challenges...

DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries 8-1-22 Akasaka 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo Japan +81 357851001-224 den@kougei.or.jp

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Iron kettles and iron plates by CHUSHIN KOBO CO., LTD.

CHUSHIN KOBO CO.LTD, a pioneer of traditional casting iron workshop, proposes items that fit a...

DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries 8-1-22 Akasaka 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo Japan +81 357851001-224 den@kougei.or.jp

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Bizen wares by BIZEN WARE SHOP DAIKURA

Established in 2011, BIZEN WARE SHOP DAIKURA deals with and produces various BIZEN WARE products....

DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries 8-1-22 Akasaka 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo Japan +81 357851001-224 den@kougei.or.jp

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Clutch bags by SHIGA-KEN HEMP-RAMIE TEXTILE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION

Koto area of Shiga Prefecture in Japan is famous for producing of high-quality hemp-ramie fabric...

DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries 8-1-22 Akasaka 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo Japan +81 357851001-224 den@kougei.or.jp

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Bracelets and brades by ShowenKumihimo co.,Ltd

Showen Kumihimo is a kyo-kumihimo (silk braids) factory, founded in 1948 in Uji, Kyoto. Actively...

DENSAN - The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries 8-1-22 Akasaka 1070052 Minato-ku Tokyo Japan +81 357851001-224 den@kougei.or.jp

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Ambiente 2017

10.02.2017 - 14.02.2017 Hall: GAL.0 Stand: A 05

10.02.2017 - 14.02.2017 Hall: GAL.0 Stand: A 04