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HEART AND SOUL OF JAPANESE CRAFTS: The Sumida hallmark of quality is upheld in crafts that include (above) Tenohira Tongs that are shaped like clamshells.

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HEART AND SOUL OF JAPANESE CRAFTS: The Sumida hallmark of quality is upheld in crafts that include Kago Baskets (above) made by Nousaku - a 400-year-old tin-casting company famed for making Buddhist altar fittings.

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HEART AND SOUL OF JAPANESE CRAFTS: The Shoubi Coat, a modern coat made using age-old dyeing methods

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HEART AND SOUL OF JAPANESE CRAFTS: The Leather Furoshiki, made from calf skin, and which is used to wrap clothes and gifts.

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Innocent Scissors. These stainless-steel scissors are made by Isihiro Seisakusho, a 44-year-old company that specialises in making medical scissors.

Hallmark of high quality

The 'monozukuri' philosophy enshrines Japanese makers' ethos of striving for perfection
Dec 6, 2014 5:50 AM

THE Sumida area is home to one of Tokyo's tallest attractions, the Tokyo Skytree, but the area is also known for its long history of supporting modern light industries.

The Economic Development Section, Industry and Tourism Department, Sumida City Office is on a mission to promote

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