He has proved the true heir of Kimekomi dolls by Kamigamo shrine. Kanabayashi Mataro II publishes a large numbers of dolls. read the history of the biography of Mataro II.
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Traditional dolls by Mataro
Girl's Festival dolls by Mataro
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KATO Icchu is the only artisan who is able to create real armors and helmets according to the Japanese historical evidences. Icchu has worked on a lot of repairing and reproducing armors. read the history of the biography of Icchu KATO.
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Miniature armor & helmets by Icchu Kato
The certain techniques of Mataro artisans is what we proud the best. You can read the passion of Mataro artisans here.
Kimekomi dolls of Mataro are made accurately to the traditional techniques from the beginning to the end. Read how to make a Mataro doll.
The history of Kimekomi dolls started 260 year ago at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto. Read more details.
If you're worried about taking care of Japanese dolls or curious about Japanese doll's custom, read some columns about those knowledge.
Icchu is one of the traditional Japanese armor makers, which now remain around 10 people in Japan. Read how he makes a war helmet.