Hisanori Masuda's casting studio, Chushin-kobo, aspires to design ironwork w hich integrates the beauty of traditional Japanese casting with modern day functionality.
Traditional craft design is not conservative. It is innovative, encompassin g both the hardware and software of its era.For traditional crafts to be passed on to future generations, artisans must undertake to design practical, refined and modern items.
Chushin-kobo is a creative design studio devoted to developing universal des igns.
The studio's main line is called "Tatara" which is born out of tradit ional Japanese culture.