Based in the home of the traditional Japanese "Sendai-Tansu" or warrior's chest of drawers, MONMAYA is one of the most renowned brands producing authentic chests. Having practiced and preserved the craft for over seven generations, the brand has developed unmatched skill and reputation in the furniture manufacturing sector.
MONMAYA is known for using traditional materials like Japanese grown timber, Joboji lacquer (extracted from trees in the Iwate prefecture, Japan), and artisan-made tools that are spirited by their ingenuity to create timeless designs. MONMAYA also provides repair services to turn old inheritance into functional statement pieces.
Until the early 1920s, "Sendai-Tansu" manufacturing was mainly done through the division of labor. It was the third successor Tamizo, who wanted the "Tansu" craftsmen to carry out their craft with responsibility and pride. He started a system where one whole cabinet can be custom-made and repaired. Through the system, many craftsmen were trained to top standards. In inheriting his belief, MONMAYA continues to train craftsmen and manufacture no different from the past, as they must enable such traditional skills to be inherited into the future.