Hakone Wood Mosaic Work

Kanagawa, Kanto

The Hakone mountain chain is one of the areas where people can see a huge variety of Japanese wood. The beginning of wood mosaic work goes back to the late 18th century. In Hatayado, rich wood was assembled into geometric patterns with its natural colors applied. The patterns are made by putting thin wood pieces on a surface, or assembling solid wood. There are various types of products from small to large, such as boxes, teacup holders and drawers. Odawara and Hakone are the only places producing these works, and their products were designated as traditional crafts in 1984.


Odawara Hakone Traditional Wood Mosaic Work Association:621 Kuno, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa

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