What is Nagiso rokuro zaiku?
rokuro zaiku is a traditional woodturning craft that developed in the
village of Nagiso in Nagano prefecture, a location surrounded by abundant greenery.
It is a specialty product that is distinctive of tree country. Utilizing wood
that is carefully selected by seasoned craftsmen, rokuro zaiku products include practical everyday turned goods, such
as round tea set boxes, trays, bowls, and more. The material qualities and natural
grain of the wood differ depending on the type of tree, so the delicate
variations in the aesthetic of each kind of wood are taken into consideration
when determining the shape and type of product that will be made from it. Over time,
lifestyle and preferences have become more diversified. The materials and
designs of Nagiso turnery have adapted in keeping with these changes and new
products have continued to evolve.