SASAKI's craftsmanship was born from the ingenuity of utilizing offcuts. The origin of Sasaki Crafts comes from its establishment as a subcontractor factory making small furniture parts in Asahikawa, where wooden furniture manufacturing is thriving. We were making parts for tables, chairs, chests of drawers, and delivering them to furniture manufacturers. There are many expensive items in Asahikawa furniture, and there are also many good quality wooden offcuts of various sizes that come out of furniture making. Furthermore, from the perspective of being able to use materials more efficiently if we could make use of the offcuts that come out of part-making, Sasaki Crafts began manufacturing "wooden small items".
Because offcuts are mixed with various sizes and shapes, it only becomes possible to actively utilize offcuts when the ingenuity of wood selection and joining, machine processing to create shapes, and hand finishing to beautify them fit together well. It was necessary for all factory staff to be permeated with creative ideas to turn uneven waste material into resources, as well as curiosity and a spirit of inquiry that support challenges to new things.
In addition, since the finished product is a small size that can be picked up, the delicacy of a different precision from furniture making is also a prerequisite. Machine processing expands various possibilities with the introduction of new models over time, and it requires skilled handwork to take advantage of it, and a chain of broad efforts toward materials, processing, and technology is shaping the current SASAKI products. Therefore, in SASAKI's craftsmanship, an attitude of not sparing any effort for each product is incorporated. And it is the mission of the factory staff carrying this to continue inheriting SASAKI's spirit along with the techniques, from predecessors to successors.