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Okawa kumiko lattice artisan

Masato Kinoshita

1964    Born into a fitting artisan family in Okawa City, Fukuoka.

After graduating from high school, he became an apprentice at a fitting shop in Kanuma City, Tochigi. There he was shocked by the beauty of kumiko lattice and embark on his path to becoming a kumiko lattice craftsman.

Became independent at the age of 26 and opened Kinoshita Kogei at Okawa City.

2013His meeting with industrial designer Eiji Mitooka leads to him working on the interior of the Nanatsuboshi in Kyushu (Seven Stars in Kyushu) train.

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What kind of products are you making?
Mainly kumiko lattice fittings, and some lamps and boxes.
How did you come to this occupation?
My father was a fittings worker, and I grew up watching him work.
What are you particular about in your work?
No doubt, making beautiful products with no gaps, but also making products that customers are happy to purchase.
What is the good thing about your job?
Seeing the smiling faces of customers
What is your dream?
I want to take on all kinds of challenges and have my child see me doing so.
Name of company Kinoshita Mokugei
Location 1037-1 Mukaijima, Okawa-shi, Fukuoka 831-0005
TEL +81-944-86-6328
FAX +81-944-86-6328
Web http://kinoshitamokugei.com/

WORKS

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