Are They Great Yet?
Takumi Kogei is a Japanese furniture maker established in the center of Hokkaido island. They have created high-quality wooden furniture items since 1979 when they were established.
... That is what they say. Is it true?
Nobody doubts that Kuwabara Yoshihiko, the builder was really great, because he has got No. 2 at the WorldSkills International
So we don't have to be afraid when we can get something Mr. Kuwabara built.
However, he got the glory in 1967. A lot of times has passed by. How about the present situation? We cannot find the craftsmen who belong to Takumi Kogei have got ranked in the top 10 of the WorldSkills International
for these three decades.
Don't misunderstand, please. What I mean is not that their furniture items are not fine. Actual touch will let you know their quality and skills enough.
But we cannot deny that their skill's value have fallen down from their beginning point. It is supposed they still have no artisans who overwhelm the builder, Mr. Kuwabara.
・Takumi Kogei (Japanese)
Not Seeing the Wood for the Trees!