We as Mikoshi makers/craftsmen/creators, preserve Mikoshi production with traditional techniques.
Gyotoku is located in the west of Chiba prefecture and was famous for the production of salt and was under the direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo era.
Furthermore, there was a boat crossing between Edo-Nihonbashi-Koami-cho and Gyotoku, it was lively as a means of transportation for people worshiping at Naritasan.
Additionally, Gyotoku named “Gyotoku-Senken-Tera-Hyakken”(the area where there are many temples), was a bustling Mikoshi production area for master Buddhist artisans and carpenters who specialise in shrine construction.
The Mikoshi made in Gyotoku was transported to Edo city by ship with salt, and sent to various other places. Gyotoku became the place known as the home of Mikoshi.
We have inherited the tradition of making Gyotoku Mikoshi since our founder Yushin started the company in 1848, and we as Mikoshi makers follow the traditional style of production. Genuine Mikoshi are to this day made from scratch using techniques such as woodwork, metalwork, lacquer, gold plating, sculpture, and traditional carpentry framework.
Our philosophy is “To evolve the traditional culture which was inherited from our predecessors and to connect it to the future”. We will continue to inherit the traditional techniques of Mikoshi making and work diligently to meet the needs for our customers.
For Mikoshi production and restoration with reliable techniques and knowledge, please consult Nakadai Manufacturing.
CEO Hiroshi Nakadai