The Ise Katagami Cooperative Association was established on January 12, 1982. It was a unification of the “Ise Katagami Jigami Production Union” (paper), “Japan Chusen Katagami Cooperative Association” (yukata) and “Ise Katagami Sales Association” (kimono) organizations. The purpose of this co-op, which is a gathering of retailers of these products, is to revitalize the traditional handicraft industry. There are currently 13 members.
We are currently involved in numerous projects such as participating in undertakings of the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries, assisting with the promotion of said activities, as well as participating in and planning a variety of other events. We also have held traditional experiences and exchange programs, including educational projects such as hands-on lessons at elementary schools and other educational institutions. Additionally, we are working to promote the development of new products or local brand items that make use of traditional techniques and technology. We also do other work such as oversee the management of the Suzuka Municipal Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts.
|Name||Ise Katagami Cooperative Association|
|Address||3-10-1 Jike, Suzuka-shi, Mie-ken|
|Established||January 12, 1982|
|Area||Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture|
|Executive Board||Chairman, Vice-chairman, Managing Director, Director (4), Auditor (2)|