The envoys to Tang (China) first brought back Karaki products made of Shitan (red sandalwood), Kokutan (ebony), or the like, in the Nara period (710-794) and later local craftspeople in Osaka started making this type of joinery.
They still retain the traditional techniques, but have also been open to making changes and improvements to meet the modern lifestyle.
Osaka Karaki joinery has an established reputation for its deep luster as well as for its durability.
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