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Shizuoka Station 

[Suruga Hinagu]

A plethora of elegant little implements which are just like the real things

The reconstruction of Tosho-gu Shrine at Mt. Kuno by the second shogun Hidetada and of Sengen Shrine by the third shogun Iemitsu saw highly skilled craftsmen gather from all over the country, and when the work was completed, those who remained in Suruga began to produce wood and lacquer handicrafts. Using skills developed through those crafts, full-scale production of hinagu (implements and accessories for the "hinaningyo" dolls displayed as part of the traditional Girl's Day celebration) began in Suruga in around 1882, and Suruga hinagu currently enjoy a majority-share of the national market. The hinagu are made according to the same process as the real things. They have every last detail, and yet are small enough to sit in the palm of your hand. Their gorgeous "maki-e" lacquer decoration is further proof of just how skillful the craftsmen who make them are.

Stores where you can purchase Suruga hinagu

● Sunpu Rakuichi Shizuoka Station Asty store
Address 47 Kurogane-cho, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-54-251-1147 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Holidays January 1st
Access Alight at "Shizuoka Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://www.sunpurakuichi.co.jp/rakuichi/
 
Photo credit Local Industry Unit, Industrial Promotion Section, Shizuoka City

updated on Sep 30, 2015

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