magnets "takes away Japan"

Shiozawa Seisakujo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo)

While traveling, you have probably had the experience of having to give up bringing traditional crafts back home due to their large size. These “takes away Japan” magnets were created as portable souvenirs by Shiozawa Seisakusho Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of metal fittings for “mikoshi” – miniature shrines – based in Sumida Ward in Tokyo. Featuring designs of the local ukiyoe artist Hokusai Katsuhika, such as “Fugaku 36 kei (36 views of Mt. Fuji)” and the oldest work of manga – “Choju-giga (Frolicking Animals and People),” – Japanese patterns are engraved on these magnets using Japan’s traditional “tagane” chasing tools. Because they are small and light, the magnets can be easily carried and can be used in various ways, letting you appreciate Japan’s traditional crafts in your daily life. It is a product infused with Japanese style down to every detail, including its Japanese kiri Paulownia wooden box used as a package.

Winner’s Voice

世界的に知られております葛飾北斎の生誕の地「すみだ」から、葛飾北斎の図柄と鳥獣戯画のマグネットを考え、神社・仏閣・神輿等の錺金具を製作しております錺(かざり)職人が製作しました。江戸時代からの伝統の日本の工芸品をお土産として、また、ホームステイ・海外視察などの折、日本土産としてご利用いただけましたらと思います。世界中でご利用のできるマグネットは桐箱入りでとてもかわいいものです。「鏨(たがね)で魅せる日本の美」をコンセプトに手作りのぬくもりの感じられる商品です。

Shiozawa Seisakujo Co., Ltd.

Location
Tokyo

Details

2018 1st session Award for Products
Genre:Daily necessities
Size
W30×H30×D7 (mm)
Variation
Eight designs: Hokusai Mount Fuji, Hokusai wave, Hokusai rabbit, Hokusai turtle, Hokusai frog, Hokusai bat, Choju-giga frog, Choju-giga rabbit. Individual item encased in a paulownia box. Set of eight designs encased in a paulownia box.
Price
JPY2,000 (excluding tax)

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