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Published on 06.01.2016
An introductory video of artisans in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
This video introduces the artisans of paperhanging and wall scrolls.
The artisans that make wall scrolls and paper screens are called “hyougushi” or “kyoji”.
They also clean and repair the old wall scrolls that are damaged by worms or aging, with great skills to restore these historical scrolls. It is important to uphold the Japanese history and culture. In order to work on these delicate and valuable works of art, the job requires high level of knowledge about art and history.
▼Employment and Labor Affairs division, Economics Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
“The Artisans in Yokohama” (Japanese)
▼City of Yokohama
Source: Economics Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama