February 2019

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[Wish to hand down the story of artisans]

SyuRo has its atelier and shop at Torigoe, Taito-ku, in Tokyo - old Edo's downtown - an area filled with classic typesetters, canning factories, cloth wholesalers, and hardware stores.

These include small family-run factories engaged in meticulous craftsmanship. Artisans and their arts, cultivated over many years, remain alive here.

We must retain the treasures of our artisans, and so SyuRo decided to offer a place for artisans to make use of their artisanry by familiarizing themselves with new materials and picking up ideas on unusual household goods.

By multiplying these ideas together, we hope that the quality of the goods will improve and their popularity will grow, providing products not as special crafts goods, but as familiar items.

Creating things that are more than things, for a town of craftsmanship to continue existing as lively as before. SyuRo will continue creating, today and always, for downtown craftsmanship to thrive, with stories to tell.

https://www.shokunin.com/en/syuro/marukan.html (Marukan)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/syuro/kakukan.html (Kakukan)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/syuro/leather.html (Leather Goods)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/syuro/paperweight.html (Paper Weight)
https://www.shokunin.com/en/syuro/garagara.html (Garagara)



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A porcelain yutanpo (hot-water bag). By utilizing porcelain as the material, the uneven surface to resist decompression, which often appeared on past yutanpos, can be removed, while Ceramic Japan's yutanpÖ is also in a soft form that is comfortable to embrace. Users could warm the yutanpÖ by opening the aluminum cap, pouring tap water into the yutanpÖ, and putting in the microwave.

Received the design award with a 60-year history, "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015," sponsored by Germany's "Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen."
https://www.shokunin.com/en/ceramicjapan/yutanpo.html



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The vase, with a unique design portraying solely the contour of a flower vase, not only can be used as a single-flower vase, but could also be enjoyed as an objet. Also sold at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which possesses the world's leading selection criteria.
https://www.shokunin.com/en/ceramicjapan/stillgreen.html