Creating beautiful wooden items from carefully selected timber, the ‘tatehiko’ brand was founded by Hikotaro in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture in 1892. Through careful planning, development, and production, we have offered an extensive range of top-quality products over four generations.
A tree has three lives.
The first is when it sprouts in the forest and spreads its roots into the earth. The second is when in the hands of a craftsman it is transformed into a useable item. And the third is when the item is actually used in the end-user’s daily life and its luster and expression deepen over time. By creating products that meet the needs and lifestyles of our customers, we bridge the “3 phases of a tree’s life”, given to us by the forests.
Carving, Grafting, Lathe Turning, Joining, Assembling:
While diligently honoring the skills passed down to us and creating products that shine beautifully with age and use, we will continue to connect the forest with our customers via the life-phases of trees.