TOHOKU KOGEI at the time of establishment
Tamamushi lacquerware around 1955
CEO Yasuhiro Saura, working in the studio
TOHOKU KOGEI Co., Ltd is a lacquerware manufacturer founded in Sendai city, Miyagi in 1933.
Since its inauguration, TOHOKU KOGEI has valued its unique spirit of manufacturing which is to make “not only ornamental but useful craftwork”.
Our craftwork is not “ornament”, its quality lies in its “usefulness”.
As the only maker that succeeds the lacquering skills of Sendai-born “Tamamushi lacqurerware”, we have developed products considering the colours, designs and price ranges that meet the current lifestyles.
“Tamamushi lacquerware” was designated as the “traditional craftwork” of Miyagi prefecture in 1985. But we had not worked for the “traditional” title since the beginning. Rather, we have come this far diligently seeking for the current needs of the people in Sendai, sticking to handwork and down to earth business. That, as a result, lead to the recognition of “traditional craftwork”.
“Tamamushi lacquerware” is a Sendai-born urushi lacquerware that features captivating colours and gloss that reflects light.
It was named “Tamamushi (jewel beetle)” since the beautiful colours that change its tones according to the degree of light resembles the wings of the jewel beetle.
TOHOKU KOGEI currently produces a wide range of products such as stationary and tableware handy for use in various places and situations, while producing gifts, souvenirs and articles presented to the Japanese Imperial royal family representing the traditional craftwork of Sendai.
Beautifully and carefully finished “Tamamushi lacquerware” tableware that adds brightness to your table, bringing you delight as you use them daily.
Stylish interior produced by the skilful craftsmen that perfectly matches your current lifestyle.
Feel the warmth of handwork in utilities you handle daily.
Stationaries that hold beautifulness and functionality at the same time.
Our new product line “TOUCH CLASSIC” has been made not only to be appreciated as a traditional craft with an exquisite glossy finish and a rich texture, but to be at your side for your enjoyment and comfortable use each day.
By keeping colours, designs and every other detail up to date, traditional lacquerwares have changed into practical everyday items.
Please contact us as follows for your inquiries.
TOHOKU KOGEI CO.,LTD.
Unite Kamisugi 1F, 3-3-20 Kamisugi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi JAPAN 980-0011
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