Your normal daily routine
becomes time enriched
Until recently, living in homes with Tatami mat flooring was mainstream. When we think of homes from that era, we think of things such as lattice doors and stone pavements. Yet, somehow there is a chic sense of simplicity and modernity. Our products are simple, and the wood theme makes for a very warm design. We strive to bring you impeccably well-made quality wood products that suit the changing times and your evolving lifestyle.
Tsunoda Seibee, Seventh generation
Our commitment to you
Our long history
Tsunoda Seibee Shoten is a well-established wholesale house that has been working with many companies, factories, craftsmen to create quality products since the end of the Edo period, around 190 years ago. So undoubtedly, these are relationships we trust. We have also built strong relationships with our customers through offering exceptional products. Our long history can be appreciated when you experience our products for yourself.
Most of our products are wooden.In the wood, you can see the unique knots and grain of each tree. If the wood is not of a certain quality, it tends to warp and often cracks easily. We like to think of these things as the personality of the wood. So instead of trying to erase the individuality of quality wood, we embrace it, and then send beautiful unique pieces out into the world.
Our skilled experts inspect each piece thoroughly in the final stages in order to ensure customers get the best possible product.
The History of Tsunoda Seibee Shoten
In 1830, at the end of the Edo period, the current Tsunoda Seibee Shoten was established as a specialty store of Kishu lacquerware.During the Kan Ei period (around 1620), Tsunoda Seibee, the merchant who the company was named after, sold lacquerware between Kishu and Edo. Then, during the time of Seibee the second, it is said that the first store was built.
In 1918, there was a national rice shortage. During the crisis, an angry mob set fire to the Seibee home and store. So, although we have a long history, all records of it was lost in the fire. Although, we lost the details of our past, we carry on our tradition through our current shop built after the fire and located in present day Kishu Higashi. It is operated by Tsunoda Seibee, seventh generation descendant of the founding Tsunoda Seibee family.
- 株式会社 角田清兵衛商店
- 漆器卸売業 ／ 漆器全般・うるしの小物
- Company name
- Tsunoda Seibee Shoten Co., Ltd.
- Year founded
- Date of establishment
- June 5, 1951 (Showa Era)
- 10 million yen
- Lacquerware wholesale business/
General lacquerware and lacquer accessories