Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Though the origins of Osaka cabinetwork are uncertain, the skills involved are thought to have become specialized during the 15th century, when there was a need for exquisite furniture suitable for the increasingly sophisticated architectural style of that time. The current centers of production were formed in the mid-Edo era (18C).
Major products include display shelves, tea shelves, desks and flower rests of rosewood, ebony and other precious foreign woods. The durability and elegance of these works are widely appreciated.