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An artisan forging a handle for a "tansu" chest of drawers, Iwayado, Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, July 19, 2013. Iwayado Tansu chests of drawers have been made in the city of Oshu since the 1780s. They are noted for their fine lacquer finish and finely-wrought metalwork fittings.