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Folk Art Crafts

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Folk Art Crafts

The articles shown here are rarely used today. However, they include some fine examples of the craftsman's skill, and many of them are considered objects of art.
These are some of the things that travelers used to take with them on their journeys in the Edo era. As well as being extremely practical, they include some beautiful examples of folk art. They can be seen in historical films of this period.

Netsukê were originally intended to keep tobacco holders or medicine cases on the belt, but they have become prized by collectors abroad because of their unique, detailed designs.


The tools shown here are carpenter's tools, used in the construction of wooden buildings.