Traditional Crafts of TokyoTraditional Crafts of Tokyo 東京の伝統工芸品

The Road from Edo Period
The 63rd Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair

The Road from Edo Period
The 63rd Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair

Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will be hosted the 63rd Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair at Takashimaya Shinjuku Store. This fair will features crafts displays, sales, demonstrations and workshops.

Please take this opportunity to touch the traditional crafts of Tokyo, feeling it closely to the daily use, and to see various techniques which have been inherited from generation to generation by craftsmen.

Event Details

Date From January 9 (Thursday) to January 13 (Monday), 2020
10th and 11th 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
9th and 12nd 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
13rd 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location Takashimaya Shinjuku Store 11F
5-34-2, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contents Works of Tokyo craftsmen exhibited and sold
Demonstrations of traditional techniques and craft
Try your hand at traditional handicraft
Guided tours and interviews with craftsmen
Lottery drawing
Limited time discount after 6:00 p.m. (*13th : after 5:00 p.m.)
Sponsor Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Others English-and Chinese-speaking staff will be available on site throughout the exhibition period

Photo:Tokyo Ginki (Silverware)
Tokyo Ginki (Silverware)

Photo:Booth Tour
Booth Tour


Exhibition and Sale (45 crafts)

41 types of Traditional Crafts of Tokyo
1 MurayamaOshima Tsumugi
(Textured Silk Pongee)
15 Edo Zoge
(Ivory Carvings)
29 Tokyo Uchihamono
(Hand-Forged Blades)
2 Tokyo Some-Komon
(Tokyo Fine-Pattered Dyeing)
16 Edo Sashimono
(wood Joinery)
30 Edo Hyogu
(Scroll Mountings)
3 Honba Kihachijo
(Silk Fabrics from Hachijo Island)
17 Edo Sudare
(Edo-Style Blinds)
31 Tokyo Shamisen
(Three-Stringed Musical Instrument)
4 Edo Kimekomi Ningyo
(Posted Material Doll)
18 Edo Sarasa
(Printed Silk Calico)
32 Edo Fude
(Handmade Callgraphy Brushes)
5 Tokyo Ginki
19 Tokyo Honzome Yukata-Tenugui
(Indigo-Dyed Summer Kimono-Tenugui)
33 Tokyo Mujizome
(Plain Dyeing)
6 Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen
(Hand-Printed Kimono)
20 Edo Wazao
(Bamboo Fishing Rods)
34 Tokyo Koto
(Theteen-Stringed Musical Instrument)
7 Tama Ori
(Tama Woven Fabrics)
21 Edo Ishogi Ningyo
(Custumed Dolls)
35 Edo Karakami
(Hand-Made Pattered Paper for Interiors)
8 Tokyo Kumihimo
(Braided Cords)
22 Edo Kiriko
(Cut Glassware)
36 Edo Moku-Hanga
(Woodblock Prints)
9 Edo Shikki
(Lacqure Ware)
23 Edo Oshie Hagoita
(Padded Collage Paddles)
37 Tokyo Shippo
(Cloisonne Enamelware)
10 Edo Bekko
(Tortoiseshell Products)
24 Edo Katchu
(Warrior Armor)
38 Tokyo Teue Brush
(Handmade Brushes)
11 Edo-Bake
(Edo Brushes)
25 Tokyo Tokogei
(Rattan Craft)
39 Edo Glassware
12 Tokyo Butsudan
(Buddhist Altars)
26 Edo Shishu
40 Edo Tegaki Chochin
(Hand-Painted Paper Lanterns)
13 Edo tsumami-Kanzashi
(Ornamental Hairpins)
27 Edo Moku-Chokoku
(Wood Sculptures)
41 Tokyo Yogasa
(Tokyo Umberlla)
14 Tokyo Gakubuchi
(Picture Frames)
28 Tokyo Chokin
(Metal Chasing)
1 Edo Furin
3 Douki
(Copper Ware)
2 Oke
4 Brush

Demonstrations by craftmen will be held iat the booth. (Demonstrations will pause for periodic breaks)
* The contants are subject to change on account of the host.

Handicraft Workshops

Date Name of the handicrafts Contents Fee (with tax) Time Age Capacity
Jan. 9 Tur. Tokyo Ginki (Silverware) Making silver rings ¥2,800 30min over 10 10
Tokyo Teue Brush (Handmade Brushes) Making househair straps ¥1,650 40-60min over 15 5
Jan. 10 Fri. Tokyo Mujizome (Plain Dyeing) Shibori tie-dyeing and Itajime pressure resist dyeing of Tenugui hand towels and tote bags ¥2,200 30min over 5 8
Edo Hyogu (Scroll Mountings) Minaiture Byobu folding screen with changing patterns ¥2,200 20min over 6 8
Tokyo Yogasa (Umbrella) Drawing and handwriting on miniature umbrellas ¥2,750 30min over 5 8
Jan. 11 Sat. Tokyo Some-Komon (Tokyo Fine-Patterned Dyeing) Making Katazome type-dyeing ¥2,200 10min over 10 10
Tokyo Butsudan (Buddhist Altars) Making Kumiko Coasters (set of two pieces) ¥1,650 30min over 10 10
Tokyo Tokogei (Rattan Craft) Rattan basket weaving ¥2,750 45min over 15 10
Jan. 12 Sun. Edo Sashimono (wood Joinery) Making Hinoki octagonal chopsticks ¥2,200 20min over 10 4
Edo Moku-Hanga (Woodblock Prints) Making multi-colored woodblock print, pasted it to the Hagoita (wooden paddle) ¥2,750 30min over 11 10
Tokyo Shippo (Cloisonne Enamelware) Production of Shippo(cloisonne) ware pendants, brooches, etc ¥1,650 30min over 4 6
Jan. 13 Mon. Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen (Hand-Printed Kimono) Stenciling Yuzen designs on handkerchiefs ¥2,200 30min over 6 10
Stenciling Yuzen designs on bags ¥2,530
Tokyo Shamisen (Three-Stringed Musical Instrument) Making karaki chopsticks ¥2,750 90min over 12 5
Edo Tegaki Chochin (Hand-Painted Paper Lanterns) Drawing on mini paper lanterns ¥2,750 30-60min over 12 10

* Handicraft Workshops will be held three times daily during the fair at 11:30 a.n., 2 p.m., amd 4:30 p.m.
* Application registration is available at the information corner during the fair.
* Participation fee is required for workshops.
* The contants are subject to change on account of the host.

Booth Tour
(No Advance Application Required/Free Participation)

In guided tours around the venue with staff, participants will be introduced to the world of traditional craf ts through face to face interviews with craftsmen.
* Tours will be held twice daily during the exhibition at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (approximately 30 minutes)
* Anyone is free to join. For those interested, please gather in front of the information corner on the 11th floor by the start time.

Lottery Drawing

For each \10,000 spent at the Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair, purchasers will be eligible to participate in a single-entry lottery drawing for a chance to win a traditional craft.
* Including consumption tax. Participation will be limited to a maximum of \200,000 (20 drawings).

Front Display

We have a photo spot imaged the room in Japanese Castle. You can take a picture in memory of your visit to this Fair and watch the traditional crafts of Tokyo that made using traditional techniques handed down from the Edo period.

Front Display