After graduating from junior high school, I became an apprentice at a woodworking shop. During the hard training, I was taught basic techniques including developing an eye for wood, sawing, plane finishing. After five years of training, I became a full-fledged wood fitting craftsman, and I became independent at the age of 29.
In 1977, received Minister of Construction Award at the 11th National Fitting Exhibition (Won total of 24 times).
To make the best of the beauty of wood in the living environment, he continued to add originality and ingenuity though kumiko lattice, bending and other technologies and is highly recognized in the field of modern Japanese fittings.
- What kind of products are you making?
- Wooden fittings for private homes, and shrines and temples.
- How did you come to this occupation?
- My older brother was apprenticing at a woodworking shop, and I was encouraged to follow in his footsteps after graduating from junior high school.
- What are you particular about in your work?
- Developing processing and designing technology unique from other companies specializing in wood fittings.
- What is the good thing about your job?
- Meeting many people, experience at worksites, seeing many smiling faces and receiving words of appreciation.
- What is your dream?
- To find design technologies that have not been developed, continue researching, meeting many people and being impressed.
|Name of company||Kinoshita Tategu|
|Location||2071-3 Mukaijima, Okawa-shi, Fukuoka 831-0005|