Magatani carries a wide variety of Japanese antiques that go as far back as the early Edo period all the way through early Showa. All items are handmade. They have English speakers on staff. VISA and MASTER credit cards are available.
|Categories||Japanese Goods , Souvenirs , Antiques|
|Address||5-10-13, Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo|
|Business Hours||Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sat 10:00am-5:00pm; Closed Sun & Holidays|
Funa-dansu During the Edo period, most goods were transported by sea. Cargo ships navigated these routes and were loaded by special sea chests called funa dansu. Of compact constructions, these chests fit snugly in narrow spaces and are solid enough to withstand rough sea voyages. Extravagant decoration was used for identification and to make an impression when unloading. The advent of railroads led to their gradual disappearance.
Cho-dansu A solid chest like funa dansu. Displayed at the entrance of commercial establishments, they were intended to show the stability and wealth of the business. Typically they are decorated with intricate patterns, reflecting the owner's individuality.
Kuruma-dansu A cho-dansu on wheels. Portability was one of the main considerations, and many of them have elaborate carved and decorated front panels. Styles difer from region to region.
Isho-dansu These chests were originally designed for the rich or entertainers who wanted elaborate wardrobes. The original constructions opened outwards like a gate, but the design has changed with time. There are numerous regional styles, and the decorations can be more elaborate than cho-dansu, or include metalwork that is more complex than kuruma-dansu. During mid-Meiji, these wardrobes were a common addition to a bride's dowery.
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