Traditional Arts and Crafts
Many traditional arts and crafts continue to play an important role
in maintaining the traditions of the city. The best way to arrange a visit to
a craftsman's workshop is through the offices of the Okazaki Chamber of Commerce
Mikawa Butsudan (Buddhist family altars)
Buddhist altars involve the fine art of wood sculpture.
"Mikawa Butsudan Promotion Cooperative":
Akebono-cho 2-1, Tel: 24-7766
, Fax: 24-7766
Okazaki is said to be the capital of Japan's stone craft.
Okazaki Stone Products Cooperatives Association
Mikage-cho 5, Tel: 22-0455
About 30% of the arrows sold in Japan are made in Okazaki. The arrows are
made for decoration as well as for archery.
Okazaki has long been famous for the quality of its cotton.
Fireworks became a major industry in Okazaki, and the fireworks festival
on the first Saturday in August is as much a trade show as a festival. While
fireworks displays are popular throughout Japan, the designs originate largely
The craft of making Japanese style candles was established in Okazaki about
500 years ago. The craft continues to flourish in Okazaki because there are
many temples. Nice local souvenir!