Gunma Silk–Annaka and Midori, Gunma

Gunma Silk–Annaka and Midori, Gunma

A bioactive protein secreted by silkworms and typically discarded in silk-making is being recovered and adapted for use in high-end bath products that benefi t skin and the environment.

July 15, 2019
Mishima Basketry–Mishima, Fukushima

Mishima Basketry–Mishima, Fukushima

Deep in snow country, where the Tadami River flows, lies a town where handmade basketry is just one secret behind a community-wide joie de vivre.

July 11, 2019
An Abundant, Natural Lifestyle with Seto Ware

An Abundant, Natural Lifestyle with Seto Ware

There’s something comforting about being surrounded by organic and natural objects

April 10, 2019
Kurashiki Hanpu: Everything Starts With a Blank Canvas

Kurashiki Hanpu: Everything Starts With a Blank Canvas

The port city of Kurashiki is Japan’s leading producer of hanpu

March 20, 2019
Sekishu Washi: Locally Grown and Hand Crafted

Sekishu Washi: Locally Grown and Hand Crafted

In the western region of Shimane Prefecture, four families continue to uphold a 1300-year-old legacy of hand-made Japanese paper.

March 20, 2019
The History and Tradition of Seto Ware Sparks Innovation

The History and Tradition of Seto Ware Sparks Innovation

Upon arrival in Seto, a city in Aichi Prefecture

March 20, 2019
Gunma Silk: A Hidden Gem in the Mountains

Gunma Silk: A Hidden Gem in the Mountains

The value of Gunma’s silk is not only in the product itself, but also the rich history of the industry.

March 16, 2019
Kishu Lacquerware: Layers of History, Nature, and Tradition

Kishu Lacquerware: Layers of History, Nature, and Tradition

Bringing together nature’s gifts and Kishu’s long history.

March 16, 2019
A Japancrafted Life– Videos Selection 2018

A Japancrafted Life– Videos Selection 2018

These are selected Videos dedicated to this year by editorial team!

March 6, 2019
Mishima: Weaving Together Tradition and Community

Mishima: Weaving Together Tradition and Community

As the wonderfully retro Tadami Line train winds between forests and bridges...

January 24, 2019