Ginza Tanaka is a pioneering company with a 127-year history in the crafting of precious metals. Determined to carry on the techniques developed by earlier artisans and pass the skills to future generations, the venerable purveyor continues to offer flawless works made of the highest-quality metalsGold is a durable asset unaffected by the passage of time. To the metal’s intrinsic worth Ginza Tanaka seeks to add artistic value by creating objects of consummate beauty. Since the 1980s, the company has presented finely wrought precious-metal pieces ranging from tableware to Buddhist statues and altar fittings.
In this endeavor, Ginza Tanaka has three aims: to support traditional craftsmen, whose number has been steadily decreasing; to keep its techniques alive for subsequent generations; and to introduce its craft traditions to the wider world. To accomplish these goals, Ginza Tanaka provides precious metals to master craftsmen, such as Konan Ishiguro, giving them opportunities to use their skills.
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