ABE KOGYO provides traditional products that combine
with craftsmanship with peace of mind and a sense of comfort.

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ABOUT KUMIKO

WHAT IS KUMIKO?

Kumiko is a traditional Japanese woodwork technique that involves assembling pieces of wood without the use of nails and screws to create a variety of designs and patterns.
ABE KOGYO provides traditional products that combine with craftsmanship with peace of mind and a sense of comfort.

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What makes kumiko by ABE KOGYO special

Three appeal points offered by our kumiko products that live up to customers’ expectations

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Proposal

After fully recognizing the needs and wants of each customer, we proceed with the production by going over the visualization on paper in the drawing stage.
We give concrete shape to the design that each customer has in mind.

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proposal

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Technique

ABE KOGYO has been making kumiko for over 70 years. The original craftsmanship has been passed on to this day. Without being tied down to tradition, we have also been developing a variety of new, contemporary products as an expert in fittings and doors.

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technique

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Made-to-order

By combining numerous kumiko patterns such as the popular asanoha (hemp leaf) and shippo (seven treasures), we create a fully customized, original design for customers. You can always count on us for creating made-to-order doors, fittings and furniture incorporating kumiko woodwork.

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ABE KOGYO offers a rich variety of designs that can be freely combined depending on the application and ambience you want to create.

MITSUKUDE三組手

Technique of creating a complex and intricate pattern by using hexagonal frames as the base.

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    胡麻殻
    GOMAGARA

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    麻の葉
    ASANOHA

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    二重麻の葉
    HUTAEASANOHA

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    八重麻の葉
    YAEASANOHA

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    変わり麻の葉
    KAWARIASANOHA

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    SAKURA

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    八重桜
    YAEZAKURA

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    桔梗
    KIKYO

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    竜胆
    RINDO

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    胡麻殻 GOMAGARA

    Pattern depicting sesame flowers. Considered the best of all medicines, sesame is an auspicious symbol signifying health and longevity.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    麻の葉 ASANOHA

    Pattern depicting hemp leaves. Hemp is considered good luck because of its durability and long-lasting quality. This is the most standard kumiko pattern.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    二重麻の葉 HUTAEASANOHA

    A type of kumiko based on asanoha that incorporates an intricate design.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    八重麻の葉 YAEASANOHA

    A type of kumiko based on asanoha that incorporates an intricate design.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    変わり麻の葉 KAWARIASANOHA

    A type of kumiko based on asanoha that incorporates an intricate design.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    桜 SAKURA

    Sakura cherry blossoms are depicted by fitting thick diagonal lines through hexagonal frames.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    八重桜 YAEZAKURA

    Pattern depicting double-flowered cherry blossoms.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    桔梗 KIKYO

    Pattern depicting bellflowers, which were used in Manyoshu, the first major anthology of early Japanese poetry, and family crests, and have been loved by many in Japan since the old days.

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    三組手 MITSUKUDE

    竜胆 RINDO

    Pattern depicting gentians blooming in the mountains. Arranging pieces of wood overlapping in slightly different angles creates a beautiful star-shaped design. One of the patterns with a growing popularity in recent years.

KIKKO亀甲

Design based on the shape of a turtle shell.
It is one of the auspicious omen motifs that has been used countless times in the long history of kumiko woodwork.
It allows for a variety of rich expressions.

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    弁天亀甲
    BENTENKIKKO

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    三重亀甲
    SANJUKIKKO

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    小町亀甲
    KOMACHIKIKKO

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    積石
    TSUMIISHI

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    ツノ亀甲
    TSUNOKIKKO

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    亀甲 KIKKO

    弁天亀甲 BENTENKIKKO

    Pattern combining kikko and triangles. It is believed that Benten (goddess of good fortune), is used in the name as it symbolizes grace.

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    亀甲 KIKKO

    三重亀甲 SANJUKIKKO

    Kikko pattern is arranged in three tiers.

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    亀甲 KIKKO

    小町亀甲 KOMACHIKIKKO

    Design combining hexagons and triangles in mitsukude (basic hexagonal frame). While the kikko pattern is interconnected in benten-kikko, komachi features an individualized kikko pattern.

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    亀甲 KIKKO

    積石 TSUMIISHI

    Pattern repeating kikko design like castle stone walls.

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    亀甲 KIKKO

    ツノ亀甲 TSUNOKIKKO

    Pattern depicting horns stretching from a single kikko design.

HISHI

Design of interweaving many layers of wooden pieces.
In the past, the pattern was used in temples and shrines as well as bell-shaped bronze ware used in celebratory occasions.

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    HISHI

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    二重菱
    NIJUHISHI

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    三重菱
    SANJUHISHI

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    松皮菱
    MATSUKAWABISHI

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    割菱つなぎ
    WARIBISHITSUNAGI

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    子持菱
    KOMOCHIBISHI

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    業平菱
    NARIHIRABISHI

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    沙綾形崩し
    SAYAGATAKUZUSHI

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    菱 HISHI

    菱 HISHI

    Single diamond pattern.

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    菱 HISHI

    二重菱 NIJUHISHI

    Same-sized diamonds are arranged in an overlapping manner to create two tiers.

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    菱 HISHI

    三重菱 SANJUHISHI

    Same-sized diamonds are arranged in an overlapping manner to create three tiers.

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    菱 HISHI

    松皮菱 MATSUKAWABISHI

    Diamond shaped pattern is modified to look like barks of pine.

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    菱 HISHI

    割菱つなぎ WARIBISHITSUNAGI

    Hishi pattern is repeated in an overlapping manner to create small diamonds.

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    菱 HISHI

    子持菱 KOMOCHIBISHI

    The middle lines of the sanju-hishi pattern are made wider. The pattern is considered to be good for fertility and family prosperity, with wider lines representing parents and thinner lines representing children.

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    菱 HISHI

    業平菱 NARIHIRABISHI

    Pattern combining komochi-hishi, which forms flower petals, and diagonal lines with wider widths. Although the origin of the name "narihira" is unclear, one theory is that it comes from a kabuki actor's name.

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    菱 HISHI

    沙綾形崩し SAYAGATAKUZUSHI

    Buddhist manji symbol is modified and repeated to create the pattern. It is said that the name is derived from the use of the pattern in silk textile called saya imported during Edo period. The very intricate design requires advanced artisanal skills.

OTHERSその他

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    篭目
    KAGOME

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    角麻の葉
    KAKUASANOHA

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    蜀江
    SHOKKO

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    花狭間 松皮七宝
    HANAZAMA-MATSUKAWASHIPPO

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    花狭間 木鼻
    HANAZAMA-KIBANA

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    花狭間 猪目
    HANAZAMA-INOME

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    七宝
    SHIPPO

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    青海波
    SEIGAIHA

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    その他 OTHERS

    篭目 KAGOME

    Pattern depicting the woven texture of a bamboo basket.

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    その他 OTHERS

    角麻の葉 KAKUASANOHA

    Unlike the basic asanoha using the mitsukude hexagonal pattern, this design depicts hemp leaves in a square frame.

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    蜀江 SHOKKO

    Originating from shokko-nishiki brocade from China, this pattern is composed with octagons and squares.

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    その他 OTHERS

    花狭間 松皮七宝 HANAZAMA-MATSUKAWASHIPPO

    Decorative pattern originating from Zen architecture. A variety of floral design has been used not only in temples, but also in shrines and houses since the old days.

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    その他 OTHERS

    花狭間 木鼻 HANAZAMA-KIBANA

    Decorative pattern originating from Zen architecture. A variety of floral design has been used not only in temples, but also in shrines and houses since the old days.

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    その他 OTHERS

    花狭間 猪目 HANAZAMA-INOME

    Decorative pattern originating from Zen architecture. A variety of floral design has been used not only in temples, but also in shrines and houses since the old days.

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    その他 OTHERS

    七宝 SHIPPO

    The repeated circular pattern is said to depict seven treasures in Buddhism. The delicate design requires high skills on the part of the craftsperson.

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    その他 OTHERS

    青海波 SEIGAIHA

    Pattern depicting waves. One of the typical auspicious omen motifs.

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