The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
50 Sendai Tansu
The production of Sendai Tansu (chest of drawers) started around the end of Edo period, and the Sendai Tansu of today was fixated around Meiji and Taisho periods. 4-shaku (4feet) tansu being the original form, they are made primarily of Japanese Zelkova wood and finished in “Kijiro-nuri (clear-coat finish that emphasizes the beauty of the grain of the wood).” In addition, they are decorated with handmade-metal fittings in shapes of peony and Chinese lions. Durable and massive tansu can only be created by skillful craftsmen. It was designated as a National Traditional Craft in 2015.
Stories : 3 Spreading of Culture After Masamune Designated : 16 National Traditional Crafts Categories : 6 Tradition of Craftsmanship since the Edo Period Regions : 1 Sendai City
Name : 50 Sendai Tansu Location : 10-4 Kuzuokashita, Goroku-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai City
- Location/Ownership/Traditional place
- Sendai City