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Shirakawa is a furniture manufacturing company that takes orders for semi-customized items. One can easily order an original table at the shop’s counter, where the finest of Japanese elm, oak, chestnut, horse chestnut, and other domestic materials are displayed on par with the imported red sandalwoo
Inside Hida Earth Wisdom Center, a museum exhibits living and culture ware with a focus on furniture making in the Hida Takayama Region. The history of Hida’s craftsmanship goes back to the Asuka period, when artisans engaged in the construction of palaces and Buddhist temples as a substitute of lan
Nissin Furniture Crafters
There are many furniture masterpieces created by Motomi Kawakami and other Japanese furniture designers to be found at Nissin, which is renowned for its design and outstanding technology and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The company embraces craftsmen of kumiko woodcraft and “Hida S
Kashiwa is one of the rare furniture makers that employ Toyota Production System at its furniture factories. For instance, they possess a production and shipping system that enables Kashiwa to swiftly deliver a monthly output of over 20,000 interior doors to each of the households that have placed a
The technology of bentwood was introduced to the Takayama Region nearly 100 years ago by Western craftsmen who then visited Hida. Hida Sangyo initially emerged as a bentwood furniture manufacturer that utilized the primary forests of the Japanese beech densely covering the surrounding mountains and