Hakone mountain system,as well
as Arashiyama in
and Daisen in Tottori, is one of the foremost area
abounding in woods.
With having this well natural condition at its
in Hakone Yosegi Zaiku, elaborate patterns are produced
the most of various natural colors of woods,
to use making small boxes
and other products.
This technique is created in the late Edo period,
by Jinbei Ishikawa (1790-1850) living at Hatajuku in Hakone-cho.
Hakone Yosegi Zaiku is designated
as the traditional handcraft by Minister
Trade and Industry in May,1984.