Apr 7, 2022

Ichiro Kikuta|The Cycle of Life in Ink brush painting

The studio of ink brush painter Ichiro Kikuta is located in Kunigamison, the northernmost part of Okinawa, in an area...

Mar 28, 2022

Osaka Suzuki|Embodying the "Beauty of Use” (Osaka Naniwa Suzuki)

Tin was first introduced to Japan about 1300 years ago. Since then, it has been used for sake and tea utensils and pr...

Mar 17, 2022

Shimatani Shouryu Studio|Metal magic that only one kid of the family can inherit (Takaoka Casting)

Shimatani Shouryu Studio is a manufacturer of Buddhist "Orin" bells since the Edo period (1603-1868) in Takaoka City,...

Mar 9, 2022

Mitsuwa Glass|Breathing New Life into the Edo Kiriko World (Edo Kiriko)

Edo Kiriko (“faceted glass from Edo”) has been a traditional craft since the Edo period. Mitsuwa Glass, e...


May 10, 2022

Knives inherited Katana craftmanship

MADE IN JAPAN kitchen knives are attracting worldwide attention. The sharpness by the artisan techniques polished ove...

May 1, 2022

May, Carp streamers swimming in the sky - Seasons of Japan

Japanese tratitional name for May is "Satsuki". May is a month with its dazzling fresh green of trees and the season ...

Apr 15, 2022

Tea ceremony, the Japanese Spirit of Omotenashi

Tea ceremony refers to the process of boiling water, preparing tea, and serving it to guests. The Japanese tea ceremo...

Apr 1, 2022

April, Cherry blossoms in full bloom - Seasons of Japan

April is a month of "Uzuki" in Japan. Among various theories as to the origin of the name, the prevailing theory is t...
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