Matsumoto-kagu furniture was first made in the latter half of the 16th century to meet the demands of people living in the area. Around the 18th century production of furniture such as chests of drawers and dining tables for everyday use began. With the development of transport, furniture began to be shipped to all parts of Japan, and became known throughout the country. Matsumoto furniture is made of timber such as zelkova and Japanese oak, and is assembled using traditional methods into extremely solid furniture. It is then coated with over ten layers of lacquer, which brings out its depth and beauty. Chests of drawers, display shelves and low tables are still being made today. Matsumoto furniture was designated a traditional craft in 1976.
Address: Matsumoto Furniture Craft Association:3-2-12 Chuo, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano
[Walk]JR Matsumoto Stn. / 12-min. walk