Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten in Asakusa

On this day we went to our customer, Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten in Asakusa.
Founded in 1861, this traditional store makes portable shrines and drums used in Japanese festivals.

Our cotton is used to make futons for taiko drums.
Taiko drums also have futons. It’s interesting. And the cushions on the donuts around the ears of the lion dance. Our artisan showed how to make zabuton and they showed how to make taiko futons, and we exchanged techniques.

They restore not only taiko drums, but also other crafts used in traditional Japanese festivals and ceremonies. From all over Japan, they send them to their workshop, and they restore them while researching the materials and manufacturing methods.
We were impressed by their wonderful craftsmanship.
We are honored to have our cotton used as well.

They also accept taiko lessons and are often visited by foreign tourists. Why not give it a try when you visit Asakusa?

Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten