Fushitani Shouten

Fushitani san’s father started the company in 1962 after completing a traditional ten-year apprenticeship. This family company has developed new styles of chōchin (Japanese paper lights) like the double-layered shades and sectioned shades.

We first met at a trade show and what impressed us about Fushitani san was his willingness to experiment with us and his gentle good humour. Half of his business is firmly in traditional Japan: making lamps for temples and restaurants, but the other half is full of trial and error and looking out beyond his normal market. He even came to talk to the Japan Society here in London, and what could have been a fairly dry talk on lantern construction was 45 mins of fun and audience participation.

Fushitani Shouten: Japanese paper shade masters from Nagoya, central Japan
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Green Hemp Japanese Paper Ceiling Light
White egg-shaped double-layered Japanese paper lamp shaded Japanese paper lamp shade - straight lit
White Enban Skashi Japanese paper lamp shade - side lit
Natural Hemp Washi and Brown Printed Washi Paper Lights
Blue Hemp Japanese Paper Lamp Shade
White double-layered Japanese paper lamp shade - straight lit
Blue Hemp Washi Japanese Paper Pendant Light
Natural Hemp Japanese Washi Paper Ceiling Pendant Light
Japanese paper ceiling light - lit
Brown egg-shaped double-layered Japanese paper lamp shade - straight lit
Brown double-layered Japanese paper lamp shade - side lit
White Skashi Japanese handmade paper lamp shade - straight lit
Brown Enban Skashi Japanese paper lamp shade - straight lit