Meet Yoshinori Shimatani

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Quick Facts

Established in Takaoka, founded in 1909




Coming soon

I decided that I would work hard to inherit the craft for my generation and hope to pass it down to the next.
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‘Syouryu’ is the proprietary brand of Shimatani Syouryu Koubou, a workshop that has been a specialist manufacturer of orin bowl gongs for Buddhist temples since its establishment in 1909.
There are three orin artisans at this workshop (there are only ten in all of Japan), who create orin gongs by hammering down metal to create a round shaped gong with a nicely tuned sound. Our aim is to continue to make new products using this metal hammering technique.

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