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About Asahikawa Furniture

About Asahikawa Furniture

The best and the selection of solid wood, evolved traditional techniques.

Development of Asahikawa furniture industry is a resource location type, it is no doubt that contribute to the development that is particularly blessed with oak wood addition to excellent furniture material. That you are blessed with wilderness resources is a requirement, but only a part of the development of reason.
In Hokkaido, there are any number of the place where you can obtain excellent material. Only Asahikawa is Why became a famous place of furniture that wins its name to the whole country. Denmark has to offer stylish furniture in the world. The country is in the wasteland that was cut in the glacier, the highest mountain altitude of 147 meters in the sky Mountain, Land, of the arable land is used for all agriculture Maki, it is unrelated to a country with forests and wood. It is an important condition to obtaining of excellent raw materials. But more importantly, intention and action that work on the material, does it not to be implemented and creativity. Such a force what appears to have become the driving force of origin formation.
The late Meiji period, carpenter and furniture fittings craftsmen to Asahikawa from Honshu have been many emigrated. Blessed with rich wood and the arm of a good craftsman, in 1920 was reached in the Taisho era best of the production value. Rice milling industry, along with sake brewing industry to produce a quarter of all road, you wood processing industry has grown to be one of Asahikawa of three major industry, it has become the largest woodworking town Hokkaido. It is focusing on the use of wood resources blessed, we are those that show the success of the municipal administration as measured industrialization.
But at the apex of the 1920 (1920), the global recession coming attack is I was led to a rapid deterioration of woodworking production. Therefore, taking advantage of the benefits of timber distribution center, also are evaluated in the track record that has been making carefully the good quality of wood in material Honshu market, the brand name of "Asahikawa furniture" from the 1970s settled in the country, ahead of expansion into overseas we out. Every three years will be held in the "International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa" is a design competition to do to collect the furniture was excellent from all over the world as the main, has been attracting attention from young designers of the country.

Gathered the finest materials can be found here.

Only high-quality materials that deviation is less likely to occur, such as expansion or contraction, the perfect furniture making of the first step. Hokkaido dry climate is the storage location of looking for wood to hate the humidity. Still, it will occur such as neat not a crack or cracks the quality management. This drying process is also Good and pride of craftsmen, there is also in the process is the most important.
And "high technology of the craftsman" is cited as an evaluation of the Asahikawa furniture. Since 1964 in the furniture department of young engineers compete for arm "Skill Olympics National Convention", produced a year many of the winners. The winners of are carried out once in three years "International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa (IFDA)" also been commercialized, it has become a major stimulus to the local furniture manufacturers.

Takumi of technology and pride.

Only high-quality materials that deviation is less likely to occur, such as expansion or contraction, the perfect furniture making of the first step. Hokkaido dry climate is the storage location of looking for wood to hate the humidity. Still, it will occur such as neat not a crack or cracks the quality management. This drying process is also Good and pride of craftsmen, there is also in the process is the most important.
And "high technology of the craftsman" is cited as an evaluation of the Asahikawa furniture. Since 1964 in the furniture department of young engineers compete for arm ""Skill Olympics National Convention"", produced a year many of the winners. The winners of are carried out once in three years ""International Furniture Design Fair Asahikawa (IFDA)"" also been commercialized, it has become a major stimulus to the local furniture manufacturers.

The pursuit of design.

One Asahikawa of Japan's leading furniture origin is almost the second largest city in Hokkaido in the center of Hokkaido. Recently, the spotlight is Asahiyama Zoo, became the town, which is known throughout the country.
Design of such Asahikawa furniture, seen many points in common with Scandinavian furniture design. It has been said that in order to use the material with limited cold climates. To cherish the material, mind of Scandinavian furniture making rooted in life, it also flows to the furniture of Asahikawa. Thus, it is widely recognized in the furniture industry and design industry now obtain an evaluation in Japan own spirituality.

1890

Asahikawa develop and furniture demand.

1890, the development of Asahikawa, Hokkaido village from the year beginning, a lot of people has been one after another settlement. Also growing demand for along with housing and furniture it, woodworkers to produce the housing and furniture in addition to the colonizers responsible for the cultivation also increased many. Response to the fact that cold weather has continued to enter the Taisho, attention to wood industry gathered as an industry that does not depend on the weather, woodwork Denshu office is opened in order to improve technical capabilities, such as industry visits and woodworking exhibition is actively carried out directly below. As a result of these efforts, woodwork production amount in Asahikawa has expanded to 37.7 times in 1920, 1920.

1928

Downturn in the Asahikawa furniture by war.

Is the Asahikawa furniture industry that continues to grow with the development of the region, but will be forced to stranded by the two world wars. Shortages and of the labor force, Nana seven to suppress sales and luxury goods of production prohibited method, due to the prohibition of free competition by the official price enactment of furniture 30 items, also will also Mamanaranaku to buy to sell the furniture. This state is 1945 World War II to terminate, continue until 1945, has been positioned as a dark period in the history of the Asahikawa furniture.

1975

After the war of the Asahikawa furniture reconstruction.

After the war, the furniture production begins production of furniture aimed to come with occupation forces in Asahikawa will continue to recover little by little. In 1949 it was selected as one of the traditional famous furniture origin twelve regions of the country than at the time of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has been designated as an important woodworking group district. Then, along with the national economic growth, facilities for growing the reverse, such as wood crafts guidance office (now crafts center) and Hokkaido stand Asahikawa public vocational guidance offices (now prefectural Asahikawa Higher Technical School) has been established, further also occur Asahikawa furniture industry cooperatives, such as many of the union, furniture manufacturing industry has continue to grow into a major industry in Asahikawa.

1990

Asahikawa furniture of globalization.

Through the post-war high-growth period, Asahikawa furniture will make the new reform. It housed furniture called a box object to, but was especially flourishing production of wedding chest of drawers, response to the fact that people's lives have been changed to Western-style, will begin to manufacture the chairs and tables of Ashibutsu. The increased trend of emphasis on design for furniture, design symposia and International Design Forum will be held. And in 1990, now also referred to as the gateway to success in the global furniture designer that follows, the first round of the International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa (IFDA) was held.