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NIWA TAKUYA

丹  羽  拓  也

2007  

Acquisition of National Bedding Technician - Second Grade

Winner of Aichi Bedding Skills Tournament

Aichi Governor Award

2010  

Acquisition of National Bedding Technician - First Grade

2011   

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Award

2013   

Aichi Prefecture Excellent Craftsmanship Award

2017   

Participated in LEXUS New Takumi Project 

2019   

Demonstrated “futon-making” during London Craft Week

Traditional Bedding Craftsmanship master, the 5th Successor of Niwa Futon-ten in Nagoya, Japan. 

Niwa Futon-ten was established 150 years ago. The traditional techniques that Niwa Futon-ten has inherited from its founder in the Meiji Period have been passed down unaltered over the years to the present day as a matter of course. They make the futon cotton soft with adequate elasticity and moisture retention by selecting cotton with different fiber length and thickness, making use of its characteristics and mixing it to a unique ratio. The whole process of making the futon is done manually, using natural materials. Niwa Futon-ten believes there are some traditions we ought to continue but that there are also new techniques that can replace some traditions. 

綿打ちから150年。
初代から五代目に至るまでの伝統。

丹羽ふとん店では、時代に合わせて変えていいものと、変えてはならないものがあると考えます。
創業明治から続いてきた丹羽ふとん店の伝統技法は、現在(いま)も変わらず必要なものとして受け継がれ、それは何年経っても変わらず、「変えてはならない」先人達の素晴らしい技術です。