The original Tokunaga Furniture Studio is attached to the Tokunaga family home in the small town of Miki, Hyogo Prefecture
       
     
 The surrounding area is mainly  tanbo  (rice paddies) dedicated to growing Japan's most famous sake-brewing rice
       
     
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 We wait anxiously each year for our Shiitake to start popping up
       
     
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 Boiling bamboo shoots to eat
       
     
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 All of the furniture in the house is of course made by Tokunaga, including a massive dinner table with a trick compartment storing a hidden grill
       
     
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 Tokunaga and his apprentices work in the studio partition attached to the main house
       
     
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 With Tokunaga's most senior apprentice now running the new studio in Nara Prefecture, it's just him and his two younger apprentices left in Miki
       
     
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 Future chairs waiting to be made
       
     
 Mochi, one of the Tokunaga's two dogs, curls up for a nap on a  Tatara M-Type  chair
       
     
 The original Tokunaga Furniture Studio is attached to the Tokunaga family home in the small town of Miki, Hyogo Prefecture
       
     

The original Tokunaga Furniture Studio is attached to the Tokunaga family home in the small town of Miki, Hyogo Prefecture

 The surrounding area is mainly  tanbo  (rice paddies) dedicated to growing Japan's most famous sake-brewing rice
       
     

The surrounding area is mainly tanbo (rice paddies) dedicated to growing Japan's most famous sake-brewing rice

SDIM0643.JPG
       
     
SDIM0081.JPG
       
     
 We wait anxiously each year for our Shiitake to start popping up
       
     

We wait anxiously each year for our Shiitake to start popping up

しいたけ.jpg
       
     
SDIM0073.JPG
       
     
studio3.jpg
       
     
 Boiling bamboo shoots to eat
       
     

Boiling bamboo shoots to eat

SDIM0697.JPG
       
     
SDIM0696.JPG
       
     
 All of the furniture in the house is of course made by Tokunaga, including a massive dinner table with a trick compartment storing a hidden grill
       
     

All of the furniture in the house is of course made by Tokunaga, including a massive dinner table with a trick compartment storing a hidden grill

SDIM0352.JPG
       
     
SDIM0350.JPG
       
     
SDIM0357.JPG
       
     
 Tokunaga and his apprentices work in the studio partition attached to the main house
       
     

Tokunaga and his apprentices work in the studio partition attached to the main house

SDIM0728.JPG
       
     
SDIM0727.JPG
       
     
SDIM0719.JPG
       
     
 With Tokunaga's most senior apprentice now running the new studio in Nara Prefecture, it's just him and his two younger apprentices left in Miki
       
     

With Tokunaga's most senior apprentice now running the new studio in Nara Prefecture, it's just him and his two younger apprentices left in Miki

SDIM0726.JPG
       
     
SDIM0729.JPG
       
     
SDIM0709.JPG
       
     
 Future chairs waiting to be made
       
     

Future chairs waiting to be made

 Mochi, one of the Tokunaga's two dogs, curls up for a nap on a  Tatara M-Type  chair
       
     

Mochi, one of the Tokunaga's two dogs, curls up for a nap on a Tatara M-Type chair