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Iwatsuki Dolls

Iwatsuki, a lively castle town and an inn town on the Nikko Onarimichi road, is also one of the leading doll production sites in Japan. The Iwatsuki neighborhood is also a production center of paulownia wood crafts such as chests, and it is believed that doll making began using paulownia powder, a byproduct, as a material. Two types of dolls are made using two different techniques, costume dolls and Kimekomi dolls, and the crafting of props, cases, hina-byobu ( folding screens for dolls ), and other related items remain alive and well in this area. The "Iwatsuki Ningyo (doll)" and "Edo Kimekomi Ningyo" are designated as traditional crafts by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and many traditional craftsmen are actively engaged in the industry.

Photo Name Address Tel Website
Aoki Ningyo 2-9-14 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-0156  
Arai Ningyo-ten 9-35 Atagocho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2364 Arai Ningyo-ten Website
Arimatsu Ningyo-kobo 5-13 Miyukicho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-3529  
Iizuka Ningyo 1-2-1-2 Kakura, Iwatsuki Ward
048-812-8108 Iizuka Ningyo Website
Ishikawa Jumpei Kobo 4-5-9 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2429  
Ino Ningyo-kobo 9-35 Atagocho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2646  
Ifuji Ningyo-ten 2-1-89 Shiromachi, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-1222  
Okano Ningyo Kodogu 2-8-2 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-0656 Okano Ningyo Kodogu Website
Orihara Ningyo 5-4-19 Nishimachi, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-1327  
Kaneko-no-Ningyo 1-17-9 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-0176  
Kanehisa Ningyo 1-18-22 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-6326  
Kawauchi Ningyo-ten 2-7-22 Miyacho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2759 Kawauchi Ningyo-ten Website
Dashi-Ningyoshi Mitsumoto 5-8-17 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-6721 Dashi-Ningyoshi Mitsumoto Website
Kobo Tensho 10-3 Atagocho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-3131 Kobo Tensho Website
Koboku Ningyo  2-1-3 Kokaba, Iwatsuki Ward
048-794-2964 Koboku Ningyo Website
Sanei Ningyo 2-8-12 Miyacho, Iwatsuki Ward

048-756-1082  
Juko Kogei 5078-2 Iwatsuki, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-0811 Juko Kogei Website
Suzuki Kebori-ten 6-4-12 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2105  
Suzuki Ningyo 3-5-16 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-0223  
Taisei Ningyo 1-9-28 Higashicho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-3880  
Tanaka Ningyo Kodogu-ten 2-7-14 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2501  
Toei Ningyo 1-28-11 Kakura, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-3371  
Toko Tagaya Ningyo-ten 3-11-8 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-5545  
Nakajima Satoshi Ningyo-ten 5-11-33 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-1244  
Ningyo-kobo Nakamura 2-23-9 Fukasaku, Minuma Ward
048-683-6367  
Ningyo-no-Kagetsu 1-18-10 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-3419 Ningyo-no-Kagetsu Website
Kobo Yuki 2-5-1 Higashicho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-5038 Kobo Yuki Website
Kobo Hinahina 491-1 Hasunuma, Minuma Ward
048-680-5631 Kobo Hinahina Website
Ningyo-no-Shoei 1-5-1 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-2008 Ningyo-no-Shoei Website
Ningyo-no-Togyoku 1-3-2 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-1111 Ningyo-no-Togyoku Website
Ningyo Fukufuji 1520 Omotejionji, Iwatsuki Ward
048-794-3473  
Ningyo-kobo Hitotoe 1358-1 Ukiya, Iwatsuki Ward
048-798-8008 Ningyo-kobo Hitotoe Website
Hina-no-Koei Yasaku Ningyo-ten 4-3-5 Nishimachi, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-0017 Hina-no-Koei Yasaku Ningyo-ten
Hogyoku 3-17-20 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-0069  
Hoshino Byobu-ten 2-13-4 Nakacho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-2171  
Matsuguchi Ningyo 4-6-33 Nishimachi, Iwatsuki Ward
048-757-2106  
Meigyoku Ningyo-ten 1-18-15 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-0301 Meigyoku Ningyo-ten Website
Mochizuki Satsuki-ten 1-36-9 Minamihirano, Iwatsuki Ward
048-758-0233  
Morita Ningyo-ten 1-1-3 Miyacho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-2417  
Horyosaku Yamazaki Ningyo Kodogu 9-39 Atagocho, Iwatsuki Ward
048-756-6534  
Yoshimasa Kobo 3-6-5 Jonan, Iwatsuki Ward
048-797-1568