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Osawa still Meister (the woodwork painting person)

Last update date March 1, 2019

Osawa still(osawahisashi)
The woodwork painting person

The 2003 choice (the eighth)
Minami Ward residence

Faithfulness is treasure of the life

We did, and we worked, and, as for Osawa who said, "it wants to affect person who counted on oneself", "faithfulness worked on creed by treasure of the life".

When "form does not paint there being either, furniture is not completed. I cannot hand to customer if I do not paint. Of this work there is worthwhile. We painted much furniture, but, as for the job that we can be satisfied with really by oneself, as for most, there are at all none until now. My technique will be to be unfinished. Satisfaction grows big so as to increase if own technical completeness increases. Therefore saying want to continue doing this work to raise the completeness; Osawa.

We acted as lecturer in the Kanagawa construction of public works public labor union vocational school, Kanagawa Prefectural western part general high occupation technology school woodwork department and continued teaching saying "we want you to learn not only technique but also mental attitude when you worked".

The skill of Meister

We make use of grain of wood, and skill to create rich colors that got characteristic of basis material excels, and the painting to draw good point of tree of material is done.

In addition, we added invention to paper (abrasive paper) when we devised transparence pate which filled hollow by woodwork painting transparence finish evenly and improved and did paintwork smoothly without relying when technique by sucre par was developed.


After the graduation from high school, we enter Mitsukoshi, Ltd. laboratory which is furniture factory of the Mitsukoshi direct management, and technique of the woodwork painting is learned.

Other than the woodwork painting, we are engaged in work of business and quality control.

After the retirement at the age limit, we open Osawa crafts in Yokohama-shi when we want to raise own technique.

We deal with furniture between the Akasaka guesthouse morning sun between law table of the Supreme Court Supreme Court, Imperial Household Agency pine.

Main receiving a prize career

  • 1998 Yokohama-shi skilled person of merit commendation receiving a prize (The Mayor of Yokohama)
  • Person of 2002 Kanagawa excellence skill commendation receiving a prize (Governor of Kanagawa)
  • 2011 "master craftsman (prominent skill person) of the present age" commendation receiving a prize (the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • 2014 Medal with a Yellow Ribbon receipt of a decoration

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

Osawa crafts
3-8-4, Bessho, Minami-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-741-1012

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