Products: Kiso lacquerware General (From tableware to furniture) Manufacturer of Hissei bowl, Hissei chopstick Manufacturer of Ichiraku-Ami-Akebi-Kazura Manufacturer of Sumi-Shunkei-Nuri Manufacturer of Midare-Negoro-Nuri, Midare-Akebono-Nuri Manufacturer of Yoshinaka-Nuri, Tomoe-Nuri
Kiso’s lacquerware is not only use for the special occasions. We hope you to use them freely everyday. We hope you to use it without having to worry about, such as being damaged in lacquerware. I think that it may be appreciated dealing with such the same way as ordinary hand dishwashing If you wash. However lacquerware is breathing. We hope you have a little love to them when you use or wash.Lacquerware is a consumable. Please ask us for maintenance when you feel that your lacquerware seems to be little tired. Your lacquerware will come to life.We are creating a lacquerware while always imagine the smile of the consumer. We hope that the bowl we created give you some joy with your day-to-day life even a little. We are very happy If you use to everyone from children to the elderly.
We have founded in Kanei Nenkan(1789 to 1800) and have 200 years history through seven generations, and have contributed to the growth of the Kiso lacquerware while inheriting the generations traditional techniques with the works that has contemporary sense of taste.The first prize at The National Lacquerware Competition in 1909, The Grand Prix at Belgium World Exposition which was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 1930, The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Light industry Director Award at Japan Lacquerware Exhibition in 1962, The Minister of International Trade and Industry Award at National lacquerware exhibition in 2000, we are honoured to have received numerous awards every year.Currently, we are creating from tableware to furniture utilizing our various original techniques as the Midare-Negoro-Nuri, Midare-Akebono-Nuri, Sumi-Shunkei-Nuri, Yoshinaka-Nuri and Tomoe-Nuri in our well known product "Hissei bowl, Hissei chopstick”.We would like to lore the lacqureware culture and the nature of Kiso to the next generation as a people who was born here while to cherish the traditionof predecessors who built. This is my modest aspirations as the seventh generation of Chikiriya.Please feel free to contact us if you have any requests about the lacquerware.
Founded : Kansei Nenkan (1789 to 1800)Founder: Tezuka ManemonCurrent: Seventh Chikiriya ManemonIncorporation: 1988CEO: Hideki Tezuka
We are honoured to receive many awards since we founded. We would like to make every effort and aim to do diligent work to create lacquerware for customer satisfaction.
KASANE Party Tray “PISA”
Grand Prix Certification and medal at Belgium World Exposition.
Work of Sumi-Shunkei-nuri to increase the taste for every use.Cups, spoons, dishes, such as in 12 servings set can be stored in all units.Won the highest award in the Tokyo Dome Tableware Grand Prize Exhibition in 2000.
Awards1909 9th The National Lacquerware Competition 1st Prize1930 Belgium World Exposition Grand Prix1930 3rd Chemical Industrial Exposition Artisan Prize
1962 Japan Lacquerware Exhibition The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Light industry Director Award1991 Japan Craft Exhibition Excellence Award1997 Beer Magrankai Excellence Award Sapporo Woods of Art Award1998 Tokyo Dome Tableware Grand Prize Exhibition Excellence Award Governor of Tokyo Award2000 33rd National Lacquerware Exhibition The Ministry of International Trade and Industry Award2000 Tokyo Dome Tableware Grand Prize Exhibition Highest award
There are also a number of prize-winners in national and international competition.
Won the The Ministry of International Trade and Industry Award as the highest award.
Invitation exhibition1992 Itami International Craft Exhibition1994 Beyond the Century Craft Exhibition2001 Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Various kind of lacquerwares is created here. Among the Kiso’s rich nature, among the day-to-day life, We imagine the cutomers who use our lacquerware while pay attention to the source of ideas in everywhere around us. The unique softness that only lacquerware has, the touch of warm feeling may gives you
a little bit happiness to you day-to-day life. Our lacquerware is often considered fit only to the "Japanese style", but there is a very quaint also in accordance
with the "Western-style”. Please try to imagine the scene of lacquerware in your day-to-day life.
Our museum with parking space in front. The museum has a high ceiling and is the atmosphere of cozy and relax.Including our representative work “Akehizuru lacquerware(Ichiraku-Ami)”, lacquerware that can be used as daily tools are displayed.Please enjoy our history and the tradition of Kiso lacquerware.
Various original works created by seven generation Monemon (Current CEO) is exhibited in the shop that has own warm atmosphere
with the Kiso lacquerware. Every stackable, embeddable lacqurewars are in good design, full of fun and all works can be used daily basis.
The works that is created by seven generation Manemon (current CEO) are displayed in second floor and are available to purchase.
The old-fashioned scene remains intact here. Would you like to have some tea?
From Tokyo regionEnter the Nagano Expressway in Okaya JCT from Chuo ExpresswayDown the Chuo Expressway at Shiojiri IC, proceed the 19 Route to the Nagoya district (about 30 minutes from Shiojiri IC)
From Nagoya regionDown the Chuo Expressway at Ina IC, proceed to Kiso direction (via Gonbei tunnel)Proceed to Narai-Juku on the way(About 30 minutes from Ina I.C)
Down the Chuo Expressway at Nakatsugawa I.C, proceed Route 19 to Matsumoto / Kiso direction(About 90 minutes from Nakatsugawa I.C)
Train (The Local train of Chuo West Line is one-man operation. Door is only available at Lead vehicle.)
From Tokyo regionTake Super Express of Chuo East Line, Transfer to Chuo West Local Line at Shiojiri Station. Get off at Kiso Hirasawa Station and 2 minutes walk. (3 hours from Shinjuku, Tokyo)
From Nagoya regionTake Super Express of Chuo West Line, Transfer to Chuo West Local Line at Kiso Fukushima Station.Get off at Kiso Hirasawa Station and 2 minutes walk.(2 hours from Nagoya)