■The Japanese Climate and the Japanese Heart
Since ancient times, kumiko has been used for shoji (sliding screen), ranma (transom), tsuitate (screen) and others, providing added color and designs to Japanese-style houses.
It is said that the number of types of patterns created during its history is more than 200. This proves that craftspersons have worked hard and have succeeded and developed their techniques.

It goes without saying that even now, today’s craftspersons whittle a piece of wood and put together tiny pieces of wood at kumiko kobos (studios).
They flake a solid wood into tiny slices, tenon them piece by piece, and assemble them while making careful adjustments with a tool like a chisel and the like. Not only in finished products but also during the production process, it is possible to see a firm commitment to wood by craftspersons who succeed and develop their techniques as well as their aesthetic sense.
Perhaps, it is not completely unrelated to the Japanese climate, the Japanese characteristics, and the state of their hearts.
Kumiko is an ornament that pleases people’s eye and softens their heart, but at the same time, it is also a traditional craft that symbolizes Japan.