‘Odate Magewappa’ is sang in Akita Ondo (dance song) and it started to be produced as a product in the late 17th Century. It had been introduced to the lower class samurais and was encouraged to do as their side job by the head of Odate Castle, Satake.
Akita cedar tree has high flexibility and a beautiful grain. It is stripped thinly, dipped in hot water to make it soft and sewed with a bark of mountain cherry blossom.
This simple and natural material with the bright bark and neat grain fits into the modern sensations. This beauty is also worldly known too.
In 1980, it was designated as the country’s traditional craft product.
The oketaru (tub or barrel) that was made out of the natural Akita cedar tree was also designated as a country’s traditional craft product in 1984.. It’s history dates back to Nara era.
Nowadays, they produce crafts, such as, vases or any interior objects, which matches the modern life style without losing traditional essence.
This product makes good use of the flexibility and the material of the natural Akita cedar tree and it is like a gem of crafts.
For further information of Magewappa [Odate Magewappa Cooperative Society]
For making Magewappa [Odate Magewappa Crafts Experience]
Manufacturers of Odate Magewappa (Odate Magewappa Cooperative Society’s member store)
Odate Crafts Company
Address: 29-15, Ieushiro, Aza, Shakanai, Odate City
Telephone No: 0186-48-7700
Kamata Magemono Crafts
Address: 88-3, Jyusan mori, Kawaguchi, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-49-5378
Kushima Magemono Crafts
Address: 88, Ooyanagi, Iwase Aza, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-54-2183
Address: 38, Nakamachi, Aza, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-42-0514
Address: 655-12, Higashidai, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-42-5523
Address: 3-1-79, Nakamichi, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-42-6875
Shibata Yoshinobu Shop
Address: 2-15-28, Onaricho, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-42-6123
Takada Lacquerware Crafts
Address: 2-15, Machigashira, Jyunisho, Odate City.
Telephone No: 0186-52-2564
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