DESIGN SETTA SANGO was born with passion from two local shops, 「WASABIYA」the SETTA craftsman factory and 「CAFÉ FUNCHANA 」a café that opened in 2009.
A café is not only for a place that provides food and drinks but also a place to enrich the life of the people who gather there.
Café provides a place for a good time with good interiors, music, books, and other things.
The idea of telling people about great Sango SETTA is part of the concept of CAFÉ FUNCHANA.
As for SETTA,
they used to be part of daily life for Japanese people, but these days they are usually only sold in department stores as souvenirs or for special occasions. The connection between traditional craftspeople and the people who wear their SETTA has been lost. We want to reconnect them to each other.
since opening in 2009 in Sango, we’ve been collaborating with local craftspeople, artists and musicians. We sell locally hand-made goods, display artworks and often host live music events, always with our spirit of ”FUN”.
Originally founded in 1917, we have passed down our traditional skills for 100 years. Throughout this time we have always strived to maintain our cultural connection with the local community and incorporate modern ideas into our products.