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Taito City Traditional Crafts: The legacy of Edo culture lives on



2022.10.27 (Thu)

By Dan Lewis, long-term Japan resident & outdoor activity enthusiast.

Come learn about the history of traditional crafts at Taito City’s Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center.

Also known as the birthplace of Edo culture, Taito City has long flourished as a town for common folk, and is considered one of the best places to experience authentic Japanese culture. Growing with the popularity of Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa and Kanei-ji Temple in Ueno, the Taito City area thrived and prospered. Along with the expansion and reorganization of Edo, many craftsmen came to gather in the area, contributing to the culture of the time.

Even today, Taito City’s chic character continues to inspire and influence modern culture, carrying on traditions that are meant not only to be highly revered, but also traditions for younger generations to inherit and make a part of their lives as well.

To that end, the Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center showcases traditional crafts by craftsmen who have inherited their skills from older generations, keeping the cultural heart of Edo beating as strong as ever. In addition to passing on the history of traditional crafts in Taito City, the Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center also hosts various events throughout the year, including demonstrations by these craftsmen. The "Traditional Craftsman Exhibition of Taito Ward" is the latest such event. For more information, please see their site:

The museum itself uses modern technology to showcase traditional crafts to both domestic and foreign visitors, making it easy for all to enjoy.

Here, tradition is not just history, but a living culture being passed down to the next generation. It is a tradition to be inherited. Come experience it yourself!

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