Takaaki Saida
  • 2005
    • Obtained “First Class Stone Processing Technician” designated by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare
  • 2007
    • Acquired “Certified Craftsman Kyoto” designated by Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2008
    • Acquired “Certified Craftsman Kyoto” designated by Kyoto Prefecture
  • 2013
    • Acquired “Traditional Craftsman” designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • 2020
    • World Heritage Byodoin Phoenix Hall Floor stone (partial) restoration work

The 5th Generation

The fifth generation of Saida Stone Shop, which has been engaged in stone processing and sculpture in Kameoka, Kyoto since its establishment in 1902. <> In addition to producing Kyoto stone crafts and lanterns using fleas and stone heads, he specializes in sculpture using finer fleas. A variety of techniques such as the flea finishing technique applied to the Kyoto lanterns and the traditional technique unique to Kyoto that gives the work a profound feeling over time by finishing it to make it look weathered are with contemporary art. It is also used for joint production. <> We are working on the development of traditional crafts in cooperation with various craftsmen, artists, and designers. In recent years, we have exhibited and demonstrated stone lanterns in the United States and Italy, where we can play an active role across cultural and national borders. Is expanding.

The symbol

Trademark Registration No. 6085687

Enclose the “end” of the first Suejiro with four “i” and end with “ishi”. It was made with the shop name as a motif.


at Kameoka

It was around this time that the first Suejiro Saida began mining precious stones in the mountains of Sogabe-cho, which was one of the villages of Sogabe-cho, which was established by enacting the town-village system in 1889. .. (Founded 1902 is a notation based on the work described in the year that can be proved when receiving the long-established award in Kyoto)

Successive owners

Successive heads of the Saida Stone Store

The first:Saida Suejiro

Second generation: Umejiro Saida

Works:Big torii in Myokendo,Osaka

Third generation: Shinichi Saida

Works:Yuzuki Lantern Garden,Hyogo

Fourth generation: Minoru Saida

Works:Setouchi Jakucho Jakkuan Soto,Tao Ming Temple Lantern


屋号Saida sekizai
現住所38-1, Hokiji Rope Ichi, Sogabe-cho, Kameoka-shi, Kyoto
業務内容Ancient stone lantern production, tombstone, stone carving, stone lining work, stone construction, stone set
資格Commercial craftsman, first-class stone craftsman, Kyoto craftsmanship, masonry