[re:new tohoku] Monma Tansu

  1. Monma Tansu has been making superior Sendai-style traditional chests for more than 100 years. Videos: [re:new tohoku] Monma Tansu

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  2. Monma Tansu has been making fine Sendai tansu for more than 100 years. It is one of Sendai's most famous makers, carrying on a tradition that has lasted for nearly four centuries. The chests and other furnishings made at Monma Tansu are steeped in the history of the samurai. In the 17th century, Japan was unified and the samurai lords enjoyed a period of relative calm. The lords of northern Japan lavished fine wares on themselves, including Sendai tansu.

    These chests were made using multiple layers of the finest Japanese lacquer, which was produced from the best lacquer trees in Japan. (In the West, the best-known members of the same family of plants are poison oak and poison ivy.)

    Altogether 30 techniques are used to complete a chest, from applying lacquer to finishing and polishing. Sendai tansu are adorned with a mirror-like finish that brings out the best qualities of the wood. Add hand-stamped iron hardware and an array of intricate designs, and you have the kind of Sendai tansu that was treasured by the nobility in ages past. Monma Tansu is a living tribute to this legacy. The chests they make today will also be passed on for generations.

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  3. Monma Tansu has been making fine Sendai tansu for more than 100 years. It is one of Sendai's most famous makers, carrying on a tradition that has lasted for nearly four centuries. The chests and other furnishings made at Monma Tansu are steeped in the history of the samurai. In the 17th century, Japan was unified and the samurai lords enjoyed a period of relative calm. The lords of northern Japan lavished fine wares on themselves, including Sendai tansu.

    These chests were made using multiple layers of the finest Japanese lacquer, which was produced from the best lacquer trees in Japan. (In the West, the best-known members of the same family of plants are poison oak and poison ivy.)

    Altogether 30 techniques are used to complete a chest, from applying lacquer to finishing and polishing. Sendai tansu are adorned with a mirror-like finish that brings out the best qualities of the wood. Add hand-stamped iron hardware and an array of intricate designs, and you have the kind of Sendai tansu that was treasured by the nobility in ages past. Monma Tansu is a living tribute to this legacy. The chests they make today will also be passed on for generations.

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[re:new tohoku] Monma Tansu

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