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Traditional Crafts

Fukuoka Prefecture is home to many different traditional crafts, which continue to be made using skills and production methods dating back centuries. While each and every process is performed completely by hand, these elaborate and refined craftworks are more precise than items made by machine, capturing the hearts of those who behold them. Craftworks created based on the resources and customs of Fukuoka include not only traditional works but a range of new products suited to contemporary lifestyles, and are also popular with overseas tourists as souvenirs of Fukuoka.

Now we will introduce you to 7 nationally-designated craftworks and 34 prefecturally-designated craftworks.

Traditional Crafts designated by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry
This designation is granted to traditional crafts that meet certain criteria set out by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry (mainly, traditional crafts used in daily life that are largely made by hand and which employ technologies and techniques that have been used continually for a century or more).

Special Works of Art/Craft designated by the Governor of Fukuoka
This designation is granted by the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry to traditional crafts that meet all criteria set out in the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries (mainly, traditional crafts used in daily life that are largely made by hand and which employ technologies and techniques that have been used continually for a century or more).7 traditional crafts in Fukuoka Prefecture have received this designation, and their practitioners are working tirelessly to maintain a degree of perfection worthy of this prestigious accolade.

Lacquerware

Metalwork

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