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With it’s traditional woodworking arranged in a modern design style, the cabinet helps you to get your important properties in place.
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Traditional metal and woodworking with unique designs specifically made for you.

With it’s traditional woodworking arranged in a modern design style, the cabinet helps you to get your important properties in place.
As a storage case and a furniture that is delicately designed, it would contribute to a more enjoyable lifestyle.

Story

Tansu is the Japanese term for a cabinet with a small door that is used to store cloths and other accessories. 

There are several places in Japan that manufactures tansu.
However, among these production origins, Echizen tansu has its own unique craftsmanship that could be traced back to around 1800 A.D.

The unique feature of Echizen Tansu is that the “urushi”  (traditional lacquer) technique is used in the process of crafting.
By applying urushi to gold and metal, a stylish feeling of massiveness is expressed through the tansu.

Echizen tansu was listed as one of the national crafts in 2013.

Tansu street
Tansu street

Made with traditional techniques, the structure of tansu does not contain any interstices.
It is able to effectively protect cloths from humidity and fire.

However, as the world becomes more and more globalized, cheap foreign cabinets that are imported to Japan have posed serious threats to the survival of both the aged craftsmen and the inheritance of their skills.

To deal with such a huge shift in the market, we have decided to take the path of new product designs with traditional craftsmanship.
The ultimate goal is to challenge the new market trends as well as nurturing successors of the traditional crafts.

This time, we’ve decided to take a step forward and challenge the market with our new product.

With the traditional tansu craftsmanship, our new tansu could be used as a jewelry box or a wine case.
We hope to fulfill the needs of modern lifestyles with traditional craftsmanship.

For the wooden part of the product, we’ve used paulownia wood which has the function of humidity prevention, warmth retainment, and antibacterial properties.
The tansu itself is also very light to the extent that even our female customers can easily carry it.

Moreover,  our tansu combines the metal technique of Echizen blade with the traditional urushi technique, thus enhances the design elements and the sense of massiveness of the product.

Keep your properties safe with the Japanese traditional craftsmanship that is known for its solidity.

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About Furniturehoric

We’ve invited Yuko Yamaguchi, a nationally certified class 1 furniture technician who is known to be a “furnitureholic”, to be in charge of making the product.
Yamaguchi has been making furnitures and shop utensils with solid wood.
This project was a new challenge for him, and he definitely enjoyed making color cases from scratch.

Yamaguchi has always put the needs of customers in the first place in making products.
He pursues long-lasting quality with simplistic designs in everything he makes for his customers.

“My mission is not over after the product has been delivered to the customer.
   It will only be over when 10 years passes and the customer is still satisfied with the quality product.
   It will only be over when the product has become a part of the customer’s life.”
Said Yamaguchi.

“I would like to make products that surprise our customers using traditional craftsmanship.
   It will be a great challenge for me and the entire traditional craft industry in Echizen.”

He is also willing to make changes and take challenges in the new era. We look forward to the new products made by the young tansu craftsmen.

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Rewards

  •  Echizen Tansu Sticker

It is a sticker of "Inome" pattern which is also used for Echizen Tansu of metal.  
"Inome" is one of the oldest patterns in Japan. It has been used as a decoration pattern for various instruments.  
It was said that it was used as a pattern of decorative boards used in architecture, and it seems that there was meaning of protection against fire and talisman. 

It is also favored by samurai, and it is also used for swords, armor, spears, harness and many others.

We have two types design:
   1. ”Marukan” design

left: For Laptop, right: For Smartphone
left: For Laptop, right: For Smartphone

    2. ”Hirute” design

left: For Laptop, right: For Smartphone
left: For Laptop, right: For Smartphone

And we have three colors:  
   1. Black

For Laptop - color: black, design: "Marukan"
For Laptop - color: black, design: "Marukan"
For Smartphone - color: black, design: "Hirute"
For Smartphone - color: black, design: "Hirute"


   2. Gold

For Smartphone - color:gold, design: "Marukan"
For Smartphone - color:gold, design: "Marukan"

    3. Silver

For Laptop - color: silver, design: "Hirute"
For Laptop - color: silver, design: "Hirute"
For Smartphone - color:silver, design: "Hirute"
For Smartphone - color:silver, design: "Hirute"

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  •  Echizen Tansu Style Photo Frame 

This photo frame is made of black walnut which has been used for high-class furniture ever since the old days.  The beautiful texture of the frame creates an atmosphere that suits the Echizen tansu very well.  The size of the frame is A5. You can put 2 L size photos into the frame.

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  •  Metal parts Used in Echizen Tansu (4 pcs)

“Marukan” is the metal parts which are actually used for withdrawal of Echizen Tansu.
If you attach it to your furniture, the luxurious feeling will be further increased.

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  • Echizen Tansu Style Wine Case

A wine case with a sense of luxury.
Capable of storing a bottle of standard size wine (750ml).
This is something you would definitely want when preparing a present from someone or bringing a wine to a party. 

A total of 4 kinds are prepared by combining the color and design of the metal fittings.

Left - color: Lacquer baking, design: "Hirute" / Right - color: Pink painting, design: "Hirute"
Left - color: Lacquer baking, design: "Hirute" / Right - color: Pink painting, design: "Hirute"
Left - color: Lacquer baking, design: "Marukan" / Right - color: Pink painting, design: "Marukan"
Left - color: Lacquer baking, design: "Marukan" / Right - color: Pink painting, design: "Marukan"
Echizen Tansu Wine Case - Simple ver
Echizen Tansu Wine Case - Simple ver

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  •  [ New Product !! ] Echizen Tansu style Carry Bag "Cha-Carry"

Originally designed to put the necessary tools to spot tea.
This time we will deliver is only one shelf board, so what you put in is your freedom.
The chest-shaped storage box has wheels and extendable handle, and you can easily move by pulling. 

"Cha-Carry" are wooden with techniques of artifacts based on the traditional crafts "Echizen Tansu" designated by the country. 
Also, this product was certified by the "LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT" and was made.
https://lexus.jp/brand/new-takumi/2016/yamaguchi-yuko.html

※This bag is using lightweight, soft and beautiful paulownia wood.Please use only indoor or on a flat road.

We will deliver the design of this picture. What you put in is your freedom
We will deliver the design of this picture. What you put in is your freedom
LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT & Craftsman
LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT & Craftsman

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  • Tansu Style Jewelry Box "Kakesuzuri"

A small jewelry box, "Kakesuzuri" that has the same model as Echizen tansu.
With its solidity, the jewelry box would be the best protector of your treasures. 

We have two types for you to choose: Wiping lacquer and Clear paint.

Left : Wiping lacquer / Right : Clear paint
Left : Wiping lacquer / Right : Clear paint
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  • Workshop Tour

We also invite you to visit the secret workshop of craftsman Yamaguchi.

You can have a glance on the nationally certified skills of the so called “furnitureholic” Yamaguchi only here in Echizen.
He will share with you his inspirations of products and his thoughts on the future of Echizen crafts during the tour.

You can also visit the various places in Echizen which are known for giving birth to traditional craftsmanships such as Echizen washi and Echizen knife.

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We also have other projects

Echizen Lacquer
Echizen Lacquer
Echizen Washi
Echizen Washi
Echizen Knife
Echizen Knife
Echizen Pottery
Echizen Pottery

We would like more people to know the charm of Japanese traditional crafts.
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    A Video Thank You Message

    A video “thank you message” featuring the Echizen tansu craftsman will be delivered to you.

    He will share with you his personal experience of being an Echizen craftsman and his understanding of Tansu, as well as the traditional craft industry in general. You will also be able to have a glance at the workshop which is not opened to the public.

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    Echizen Tansu Sticker For Smartphone

    A sticker with the Japanese traditional “Inome pattern”.
    It is believed to be a talisman that protects you from evil spirits from long ago in Japan.
    Please put this sticker on your Smartphone. It will be very cool design.
    Let's put this sticker on Smartphone around the world and make it Echizen Tansu!

    Please choose one design from 2 patterns below:
    ・"Marukan"
    ・"Hirute"

    ※ This reward, color is Black only

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    Echizen Tansu Sticker For Note PC

    A sticker with the Japanese traditional “Inome pattern”.
    It is believed to be a talisman that protects you from evil spirits from long ago in Japan.
    Please put this sticker on your Note PC. It will be very cool design.
    Let's put this sticker on Note PC around the world and make it Echizen Tansu!

    Please choose one design from 2 patterns below:
    ・"Marukan"
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    Echizen Tansu Sticker (Black)

    A sticker with the Japanese traditional “Inome pattern”.
    It is believed to be a talisman that protects you from evil spirits.

    【COLOR】
    ・Black only

    Please choose either set from:
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    【Set-1】
    ・For Note PC "Marukan" ×1 sheet
    ・For Smartphone "Marukan" ×1 sheet

    【Set-2】
    ・For Note PC "Hirute" ×1 sheet
    ・For Smartphone "Hirute" ×1 sheet
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    EchizenTansu Sticker Set -Gold or Silver

    A sticker with the Japanese traditional “Inome pattern”.
    It is believed to be a talisman that protects you from evil spirits.

    Please choose one color from:
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    ・Silver

    And please choose one design from:
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    Echizen Tansu Style Photo Frame

    This photo frame is made of black walnut which has been used for high-class furniture ever since the old days.
    The beautiful texture of the frame creates an atmosphere that suits the Echizen tansu very well.
    You can put the precious memories of you and your loved ones into this frame.

    Weight:0.4kg
    Size:21cm×15cm

    You can put 2 L size photos into the album.

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    Metal parts Used in Echizen Tansu(4 pcs)

    The metal parts "Marukan" which are actually used in Echizen tansu.
    If you attach it to your furniture, the luxurious feeling will be further increased.

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    Echizen Tansu Wine Case - Price 30%OFF

    A wine case with a sense of luxury.

    It is a perfect combination of the traditional tansu craftsmanship and brand new ideas. The wine case not only has a beautiful appearance, but also good performance in warmth retainment.

    This is something you would definitely want when preparing a present from someone or bringing a wine to a party.

    Weight:0.6kg
    Size:12cm×12cm×36cm
    Capable of storing a bottle of standard size wine (750ml)

    Please choose the color and design of metal fittings from the below:
    ※At this price the number is limited. Please purchase as soon as possible!

    ーーーーーーーー
    【COLOR】
    ・Lacquer baking
    ・Pink painting

    【DESIGN】
    ・Marukan
    ・Hirute
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    Echizen Tansu Wine Case - Simple ver

    A wine case with a sense of luxury.

    It is a perfect combination of the traditional tansu craftsmanship and brand new ideas.
    The wine case not only has a beautiful appearance, but also good performance in warmth retainment.

    This is something you would definitely want when preparing a present from someone or bringing a wine to a party.

    Weight:0.6kg
    Size:12cm×12cm×36cm
    Capable of storing a bottle of standard size wine (750ml)

    ※ This wine case has no metal fittings.

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    Echizen Tansu Wine Case - Luxury ver

    A wine case with a sense of luxury.

    It is a perfect combination of the traditional tansu craftsmanship and brand new ideas. The wine case not only has a beautiful appearance, but also good performance in warmth retainment.

    This is something you would definitely want when preparing a present from someone or bringing a wine to a party.

    Weight:0.6kg
    Size:12cm×12cm×36cm
    Capable of storing a bottle of standard size wine (750ml)

    Please choose from:

    ーーーーーーーー
    【COLOR】
    ・Lacquer baking
    ・Pink painting

    【DESIGN】
    ・Marukan
    ・Hirute
    ーーーーーーーー

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    Workshop Tour & Tansu Style Wine Case

    We invite you to visit the secret workshop of craftsman Yamaguchi.
    You can have a glance on the nationally certified skills of the so called “furnitureholic” Yamaguchi and many of his creative products only here in Echizen.
    He will share with you his inspirations of products and his thoughts on the future of Echizen crafts during the tour.

    You can also visit the various places in Echizen which are known for giving birth to traditional craftsmanships such as Echizen washi and Echizen cutlery.

    ※We do not cover your transportation fee and accommodation fee.

    The wine case not only has a beautiful appearance, but also good performance in warmth retainment.
    This is something you would definitely want when preparing a present from someone or bringing a wine to a party.

    Weight:0.6kg
    Size:12cm×12cm×36cm
    Capable of storing a bottle of standard size wine (750ml)

    Please choose from:

    ーーーーーーーー
    【COLOR】
    ・Lacquer baking
    ・Pink painting

    【DESIGN】
    ・Marukan
    ・Hirute
    ーーーーーーーー

    ※We will hand over the wine case to you during the workshop tour.

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    Echizen Tansu Carrybag - Price 10%OFF!

    Originally designed to put the necessary tools to spot tea, because the position of the shelf can be customized, what you put in is your freedom.
    The chest-shaped storage box has wheels and extendable handle, and you can easily move by pulling.
    "Cha-Carry" are wooden with techniques of artifacts based on the traditional crafts "Echizen Tansu" designated by the country.
    Also, this product was certified by the "LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT" and was made.
    https://lexus.jp/brand/new-takumi/2016/yamaguchi-yuko.html

    ※This bag is using lightweight, soft and beautiful paulownia wood.Please use only indoor or on a flat road.
    ※The number that can be sold at a price 10%OFF is limited. Please order as soon as possible!!

    ---spec---
    size: W370mm × L230mm × H530mm
    weight: 3.8kg
    material: Japanese(Aizu) paulownia, American cypress, iron, aluminum
    shoulder strap: designed by us
    body painting: Polyurethane paint
    color: Black or Pink ※ Please choose whichever you like

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    Echizen Tansu Jewelry Box (Clear paint)

    Limited 1!! You can purchase it at a price of 10% off than usual!!
    Originally, tansu is something that people use to store cloths or other accessories. We've utilized the creativity of the craftsman and made a small jewelry box with the tansu craftsmanship. With its solidity, the jewelry box would be the best protector of things that are important to you.

    The Clear paint makes the simplistic design even more beautiful.

    Weight:8.5kg
    Size:Width 33cm × Height 39cm × Length 38cm

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    Echizen Tansu Jewelry Box (Lacquer)

    Limited 1!! You can purchase it at a price of 10% off than usual!!
    Originally, tansu is something that people use to store cloths or other accessories.
    We've utilized the creativity of the craftsman and made a small jewelry box with the tansu craftsmanship.
    With its solidity, the jewelry box would be the best protector of things that are important to you.

    The lacquer coating expresses a sense of luxury that is coherent to the design concept of the product.

    Weight:8.5kg
    Size:Width 33cm × Hight 39cm× Length 38cm

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    Workshop Tour & Echizen Tansu JewelryBox

    We invite you to visit the secret workshop of craftsman Yamaguchi.
    You can have a glance on the nationally certified skills of the so called “furnitureholic” Yamaguchi and many of his creative products only here in Echizen.
    He will share with you his inspirations of products and his thoughts on the future of Echizen crafts during the tour.

    You can also visit the various places in Echizen which are known for giving birth to traditional craftsmanships such as Echizen washi and Echizen cutlery.

    ※We do not cover your transportation fee and accommodation fee.

    Originally, tansu is something that people use to store cloths or other accessories.
    We've utilized the creativity of the craftsman and made a small jewelry box with the tansu craftsmanship. With its solidity, the jewelry box would be the best protector of things that are important to you.

    Please choose one from:
    ・Clear paint
    ・Lacquer

    The Clear paint makes the simplistic design even more beautiful.

    On the other hand, The lacquer coating expresses a sense of luxury that is coherent to the design concept of the product.

    Weight:8.5kg
    Size:Width 33cm × Hight 39cm× Length 38cm

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    Workshop Tour & Tailor-made Tansu box

    1,Workshop Tour
    We invite you to visit the secret workshop of craftsman Yamaguchi.
    You can have a glance on the nationally certified skills of the so called “furnitureholic” Yamaguchi and many of his creative products only here in Echizen.
    He will share with you his inspirations of products and his thoughts on the future of Echizen crafts during the tour.
    ※We do not cover your transportation fee and accommodation fee.

    2,Tailor-made Tansu box
    It is a Echizen Tansu box which can customize the size.
    Please consult with the craftsman to determine the size so that you can put in your favorite things.
    You can choose from two designs below.
    ・clear paint
    ・lacquer
    The Clear paint makes the simplistic design even more beautiful.
    On the other hand, The lacquer coating expresses a sense of luxury that is coherent to the design concept of the product.

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