Takaoka copperware

About Takaoka copperware

Takaoka bronzeware began in 1609, when the lord of the Kaga Domain invited seven skilled metal casters to settle in a town called Kanayamachi in present-day Takaoka City, in order to promote the economic prosperity of the area around Takaoka Castle. Initially, the craftsmen mainly used cast iron to make everyday items like pots and farming tools like hoes. But around the middle of the Edo Period (1603-1868), bronzeware began to be produced to meet the changing demands of the market.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1975