The “Kumiko” woodwork technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD). Tanihata uses this technique to manufacture Ramma for room dividers and sliding doors. Wood chips are thinly and precisely shaved then carefully assembled chip by chip to construct Kumiko Ramma. Wood goes through a process of selection, grinding, splitting and assembling. Tradition is preserved through the craftsmen’s experience, skill and passion.
Decorative laser cut wood accent lamp. This pattern is adapted from a Japanese window transom, an architectural feature of a traditional Japanese home.
chidori wood toy
Joining (literally) old and new: the center pattern is the yuki-gata kikkou, and the outer pattern is newer kaza-guyruma. Kimeko pattern by D King Shoji.