Our shop “WISE-WISE tools” in Tokyo Midtown (Galleria 3F) has a large assortment of tools for living which enrich your daily life. Almost all of items in the shop are made by distinctive craftspeople who arrange traditional crafts to suite our modern life with new techniques and a sense of beauty. There is little doubt that you can find your favorite items in the shop.
We sincerely hope that traditional crafts will be used by more people every day for succession of craftsmen’s sprit and skill from generation to generation.
As of January 2017, the number of traditional crafts designated by the Ministry of Manufacturing, Economy and Industry (METI) is 225. Many local districts producing those crafts are in a predicament given dominance of mas-produced goods in the markets. We are willing to support craftspeople who commit to creative activities by providing them with a sales outlet for their products.
Works of the following four people are exhibited in an event in Denmark this year. Mr. Kawamata and Shimizu are scheduled to appear in the workshop in October.