福扇華

Traditional
Crafts

Fukuoka Prefecture is blessed with abundant nature, such as oceans, mountains,
and rivers, and since old days has vigorously interacted with other countries, centering on Asia.
Showcased here are a wide variety of diverse crafts that derived from such a climate and historical background.

Government-designated Traditional Crafts

Hakataningyo HAKATANINGYO

01 Hakata Ningyo
(Hakata Dolls)

 

The roots are in the bisque fired dolls made by artisans of the Kuroda clan, who started to rule Fukuoka in 1600. With the advent of master artisans in the second half of the Edo period, Hakata dolls became well known nationwide. Since the Meiji era, demand for the dolls has increased also in overseas markets with nearly 100 artists today breathing life into the dolls.

Hakataori HAKATAORI

02 Hakataori
(Hakata Woven Textiles)

 

Hakataori has its roots in the techniques for making textiles learned in China and brought back to Hakata about 780 years ago. After a series of improvements were made to the techniques, Hakataori was developed, exhibiting its characteristic vivid sheen and thickness. Otokoobi, obi sashes for men, in particular, which have been highly acclaimed as "once tightened in the morning, it won't loosen until the evening", are regarded as a symbol of the sophistication of Hakata.

Koishiwarayaki KOISHIWARAYAKI

03 Koishiwarayaki
(Koishiwara Ware)

 

The Koishiwara (formerly Toho Village) region has had a culture of baking everyday items in kilns since olden times. In 1931, the value of Koishiwarayaki was highly recognized by Soetsu Yanagi, known as the founding father of the folk-arts movement in Japan, leading it to become known nationwide. Its charm lies in its practicality, simplicity and fortitude, and rustic texture - features referred to as "Beauty of Use."

Fukuoka Governor-designated
Special Traditional Crafts

Reservation

Click either of the buttons
below to make a reservation.

*A service fee of 10% is required for
a private room during dinner hours.
*If you wish to reserve a private room, please let us know
at the time of your reservation.