Information of Old Downtown Tokyo which is retains the character of the Edo Era today.
Sumida Ward, where our head office is located, is an area, which was prosperous in the Edo period as a common people's town. We introduce Old Downtown Tokyo, mainly Sumida ward which still has it's Edo flavor.
February 21st, 2011
Jinrikisha (rickshaw) manufactured by KURUMAYA sticks to Japanese origin in all parts, assembly process, and all processes under their artistic techniques. Completion of manufacturing jinrikisha (rickshaw) takes 2-3 months time after receiving the order. It is because that some of parts are especially custom-designed and elaborately tailored and manufactured.
Mr. Matsuoka – JINRIKISHA MYSTAR, who is the initiator and the president of the car shop KURUMAYA, manufactures their jinrikisha (rickshaw) by the method self-learning throughout his experience and passion. ‘’It was generally said that people were more diminutive in 10to 20 years ago and the seat of any jinrikisha was narrow now for getting on of two people. The car shop KURUMAYA has improved in such respect a structure that guests can ride and sit comfortably in a relaxed manner. Jinrikisha (rickshaw) manufactured by KURUMAWA has paid more attention to the easiness of the rickshaw man and the goodness of riding at the same time, which is nowadays used at the wedding, company event and the purpose of riding jinrikisha (rickshaw) is getting more diversified. The jinrikisha (rickshaw) by KURUMAYA can meet such needs and present good performance with its handmade unique quality. For detailed information, http://jinrikishahanbai.main.jp/ (Japanese only)
We, Goodies Corporation on behalf of KURUMAYA, take purchase order from foreign users. In English, please contact through this WEB shop or send an e-mail at email@example.com. Goodies Corporation will arrange export shipping through Trade-convenience.
January 5th, 2011
Your package will be processed and shipped immediately after we get an order.
Wrap item with special paper one by one.
This will decrease the stimulation to the glass that happens
Put it into a dressing case.
The dressing case is wrapped with air cushion. The dressing case wrapped by the air cushion is put in a transportation box where enough buffer material was filled. Depending on the size of box, appropriate buffer material (i.e. inflatable cushion, foam buffer material, etc.)will be used.
December 24th, 2010
Ibasen was established by Kanzaemon Ibaya of Hamamatsu a merchant who went to Edo with Ieyasu Tokugawa. At that time the shop name ‘Iba-ya’ was based on the Enshu Iba village (now Iba-cho Hamamatsu-city), the founder’s home town. The stablishemnt year of 1590 is based upon founder’s birth date as the start year is unknown.
At that time orders were mainly from the Edo Shogunate. Japanese paper and Bamboo article were handled chiefly at the Edo Nihonbashi Horie Town (now Nihonbashi Kobuna-cho, Chuo-ku Tokyo). The company started Uchiwa-Ukiyoe (Ukiyoe fan) in the late Edo period, and the name ‘Iba-ya’ became known in Edo city as a publisher of Shodai-Toyokuni, Kunishige, Horishige and other items.
Today the pictures of the ‘Ibasen edition’ from those days can only be seen in museums in Japan and in overseas museums such as British Museun, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Van Gogh museums.
August 11th, 2009
I went to Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
Enjoy the Colors of Mary Blair !
Mary Blair produced concept art and color styling for such Disney films as “Cinderella” and “Alice in Wonderland,” as well as character designs for the Disneyland.
The exhibition was great! She created wonderful pieces.
One of her famous character “ Lemonade Girl”
I love this !
Alice in Wonderland
Very interesting installations
There are some benches to rest.
Giant robot “Torayan” you can see it at the entrance by free !
upps !! Look at the guy
Isn’t he funny?
August 11th, 2009
* Atelier / Session menu / Time required / Capacity / Fee / Session Schedule / other information
1. Isogai Tortoiseshell Speciality Store / Tortoiseshell Pendant / 2hourse / 3 to 12persons / \3.000 person / Mon.-Fri. 10:00-18:00
Founded in 1939, the store, specializing in tortoiseshell, was elected the 3M movement of Sumida Ward. The second generation master has also been certified as the intangible cultural heritage of Sumida Ward and earned numerous awards from the director of Sumida Ward as well as the governor of Tokyo. http://isogai-bekko.jp/
2. Musashiya Hozan / Edo-Style Hagoita(Battledore) / 2hours / 5persons / \3.000person /
Over 50 items of battledores are displayed throughout the year, you can also observe the process of making there products. They also accept custom-made requests.
3. Kiriya Tanaka / Paulownia Stool / 2.5hours / 3 to 8persons / \8.000person / Sun.10:00-18:00
Founded in 1892, the museum has over 100 years of history in making paulownia chests.
4. Sumida Edokirikokan / Edo-Style Cut Glass / 2hours / 1 to 10persons / \3.000-5.000 person / Mon.-Satur. 9:00-17:00
At this model shop, you can learn about the history and the production process of Edokiriko. Over 350 works are exhibited for sale.
5. Byobu Washuya / Puzzle Screen / 2hours / 3 to 20persons /
\3.000 per person if less than 9people the fee will change / Mon.-Satur. 9:00-17:00
This store is certified a museum and mode shop meister of Sumida Ward. The production process as well as the tools used to make the artwork are among the display.
6. EdoKibashi / Edo-Style Wooden Chopsticks / 2hours / 2 to 5persons / \3.000 person
This Edokibashi(chopsticks) specialty store has a tradition over 100 years. You can choose a pair of specific shape and design you like.
7. Some Daimatsu / Edo-Style Small Repeating Pattern Dyeing / 2hours / 5 to 20persons /
Per group + \1.500 per person
A traditional Edo Komon special store, where a number of Kimono, obi, olouses, as well as leather products made of the Edo Komon zome ( small repeating pattern dyeing) are displayed for sale.