Japanese antique woodwork and carving © Japanese antique woodwork and carving ©

Woodwork & Carvings

The woodworkers of Japan have a most unusual woodworking history as illustrated by a wide diversity of products born out of strong cultural tradition and folklore. Hand-carved wood and bamboo has been a key element throughout Japan for making distinctive groups of household objects of great character and beauty such as architectural details, shops signs (Kanban), mobile storage cabinetry (Tansu), decorative display pieces, paneled screens, and all forms of religious statuary, Ikebana containers, lacquerware, Kokeshi and pull toys.