General Product Information
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COCORO is a hand-carved work of art that creates a place to join hands as a new prayer interior. It is ideal for interior decoration and can be placed in your living space.
We hope you will enjoy these hand-carved works of art using traditional techniques that will add color to your room.
When did these crafts start to craft?：100 years ago / 1900AD / Showa period in Japan
At Ijiri Engraving Studio, we place great importance on applying the engraving techniques handed down from our predecessors into works that are blended in with the modern society. The service of the company is not limited to shrines and temples, but also focuses on the production of carved nameplates for ordinary homes and signboards for stores and other facilities. The works, which are carved by hand one by one by craftsmen, have warmth and originality, and have a mysterious charm that attracts people.
Ijiri Engraving Studio / Kazushige Ijiri
The company proposes innovative concepts for butsudan (Buddhist altars) that blend in with modern life. Also, they collaborate with traditional Shiga crafts to introduce new ideas that combine Shiga traditions and innovation.
We utilize the engraving techniques not only to preserve its tradition, but also use them for "now”.
This means Ijiri Engraving Studio wants to not only preserve their tradition, but also to utilize our engraving techniques globally for today’s society.
We are striving to create works of art that are needed by people who live in today's world. With this in mind, we strive to create works of art every day.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about a month for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.