Philosophy

Kaba-zaiku is a craft unique to Akita that has been passed down in Kakunodate since the end of the 18th century. Since 1970, Tomioka as a company has been a source for passing down the techniques of cherry bark crafts and hopes to share this valuable product with the world for many years to come.

Trade Name    Tomioka-Shoten Company Limited
Main office location   2-2, Higashi-Katsuraku-cho, Kakunodate Town, Senboku City, Akita Pref., Japan, 014-0325
Representative Koki Tomioka
Date of establishment December 11, 1975
Number of employees 9 Persons
Affiliate Subcontractors 40 affiliate subcontract business offices including very experienced craftsmen

Company History

1975 Established “Tomioka-Shoten Company Ltd.” as a legal corporation
1976 “Kaba-zaiku” was designated as a “traditional craft” by the Minister of Trade and Industry
1988 Established a factory
2002 Built a new gallery
2005 Moved the main office to Katsurakucho, Kakunodate Town, and changed the old office and show-room into our main sales headquarter
2012 Participated and exhibited at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany
Tray “kasanegasane” won the prize of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency’s Director Award at “Officially designated Traditional craft products open call for participants exhibition”

2013 Participated and exhibited at the trade fair“ambiente”in Frankfurt, Germany
2014 Participated and exhibited at the trade fair“ambiente”in Frankfurt, Germany
2015 Participated and exhibited at the trade fair“ambiente”in Frankfurt, Germany
Tea caddy “Join” is certified as the wonder 500

2016 Participated and exhibited at the trade fair“ambiente”in Frankfurt, Germany
2017 Participated and exhibited at the trade fair“ambiente”in Frankfurt, Germany

Tomioka’s crafts gallery

Beside the factory, there is a gallery that exhibits the selected Kaba-zaiku masterpieces from Tomioka’s products. When you come to Akita to sight, please have a look at our shop along the way.

71-3, Aza-Kumano, Kami-Uguisuno, Daisen City, Akita, 014-0202, Japan
Tel: +81-187-56-3239

“Kazuki Arts & Crafts” shop

This is Tomioka’s Arts&Crafts shop, Kazuki. The name “Kazuki”comes from the atmosphere of the hidden beauty found with blooming sakura in the moonlight. Japan has universally understood this sense of beauty since ancient times, but at Kazuki we try to share these cultural concepts with others. Kazuki’s collection not only contains Kaba-zaiku, but also features items that create a “lifestyle that leaves the heart overflowing”

2-2, Higashi-Katsuraku-cho, Kaknodate-machi, Senboku City, Akita, 014-0325, Japan
http://ac-kazuki.jp/

※JR角館駅から徒歩20分、車で3分、伝統が息づく角館の武家屋敷通りの一画にあります。