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Shigeharu Kamakura Meister (tile certified technician)

Last update date March 1, 2019

Shigeharu Kamakura(Kamakura Shigeharu)
Tile certified technician

The 1999 choice (the fourth)
Tsurumi Ward residence

  • It was born in 1934 and is from Yokohama-shi
  • Representative from Kamakura tile shop
  • The first grade tiling certified technician, vocational training instructor, 2 kyudate*hodokoshikokanrigishi
  • We successively hold association of Kanagawa tile brick's executive managing director, Kanagawa tile construction cooperative's director

Passion on the making of good work of article

"Really superior thing knows immediately when saw" "gap is uniform, and of course, in what is put evenly, fantastic thing has style. Saying refined thing is in building so that is refined for human being, and there is vulgarity; Kamakura.

We learned the skill while looking at back of father who did not talk about most. In the spot and the class, we work on developing instruction positively, and a large number of young successors put excellent results in tiling skill contest.

The skill of Meister

We give the traditional product and swell and add to method (dumpling-clad construction method) and work on study about pressure bonding method that spread newly and make possible tile construction that by having repeated study of skill, had beautiful sight and the durability and get high evaluation.

We make an effort for pursuit of artistry that matched needs from traditional style to the latest style.

※Raise by the product; tension method (dumpling-clad construction method): It is construction method to stick by one step to pile up tile from the lower part of wall surface on the upper part one by one. As base is soft, and power is difficult, it takes 7-8 years to become full-fledged.

※Pressure bonding method: It is construction method to put tile on wall with adhesive. At first, we devised additive to support water absorptivity, but in late years considerable adhesive progressed. It takes around three years to become full-fledged.


The Yokohama breeding born in Yokohama.

Being attracted by father who dealt with industrial furnace of brick in the whole country in prewar days, we enter Kamakura tile shop which father began and, after Tsurumi technical high school graduation, act for skill study and technique study.

Main receiving a prize career

  • 1964 Kanagawa skill tournament championship
  • Person of 1995 Kanagawa excellence skill commendation receiving a prize (Governor of Kanagawa)
  • 2004 "master craftsman (prominent skill person) of the present age" commendation receiving a prize (the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • 2010 Medal with a Yellow Ribbon receipt of a decoration

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

Kamakura tile shop
1-39-32, Shishigaya, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-581-3240

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