*Please note that the Chochin Pendants do not include light bulbs and cords. Find instructions below to set it up the Chochin Pendant.
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ABOUT THE CRAFTSPEOPLE
The Yanase family is a 6th-generation family business established in the mid-19th century, specializing in Kyoto-style chochin lanterns. Up until the 1800s, lanterns were used as light sources - making chochin shops electrical shops.
Nowadays, lanterns are more commonly used as decorations for shrines, temples, and festivals. As the number of craftspeople with the skills of chochin-making decreases, the Yanase family is working to train young craftspeople to inherit traditional techniques, as they pivot to crafting lighting for modern homes.