Sendai tansu has been made since the Genroku era (300 years ago), It was originally used as a safe for housing swords and clothes. Hard, large zelkova trees are used with waxing to impress beautiful grain and hand-made steel ornaments are used for finishing. Its classical and sturdy structure are the reason of popularity.
Kesakichi Yaegashi is one of two industrial artists in Japan who succeed
traditional sendai-tansu technique. He has engaged in this industry for over
40 years and has been well established.
Our sendai-tansu is painted with Japanese lacquer over 40 times,
which took over 2 months. Also for the metal parts, in order for him to ”
curve one piece of hardware, it took about 5-8 weeks. KIKU
(chrysanthemum), which is used for this chest as a main theme,
is depicted on Japan’s imperial weapon and flag. KIKU is one of
the most famous and beautiful flowers in Japan. Also, there is a
national festival devoted to the flower (9th Sept).
This symbol below is only braded on products which is accepted as authentic sendai tansu.
The symbol means “sendai tansu”.
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