History of Takaoka doki (Takaoka copperware) as a Traditional Craft Takaoka City and Citizens Are Proud of
“Takaoka doki (Takaoka copperware)” produced mainly in Takaoka City, which is one of the traditional crafts developped during the past 400 years and the product made of various materials consisted of copper, brass, iron and aluminum.
Takaoka doki (Takaoka copperware) was originated from the event that Mr. Toshinaga Maeda who was the second generaton of the fudal lord, Maeda Family of Kaga Province and built a cultural city often referes to “Fief of Kaga、which yields one million koku of rice”brought casters over there in order to develop the industry in the castle town.
Initially, commodities such as pots, kettles and iron castings were the main products, though, large-scalled garden lanterns, great Buddha figures and brazier were also produced later. Noweadays, the products have been appreciated all over the world thanks to the exhibitions in museums in many countries.