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
The Samurai Spirit of Aizu Lacquerware

The Samurai Spirit of Aizu Lacquerware

The creation of traditional Japanese lacquerware is a beautiful and detailed process.

January 21, 2019
Hakone Yosegi Zaiku: World of Woodcraft

Hakone Yosegi Zaiku: World of Woodcraft

Hakone yosegi zaiku is a form of marquetry dating back to around 1830

January 7, 2019
Odate Bentwood Lunchboxes

Odate Bentwood Lunchboxes

Odate bentwood, or magewappa, is characteristic of the Odate region in northern Akita Prefecture…

October 22, 2018
The History of Japanese Cosmetic Brushes

The History of Japanese Cosmetic Brushes

Kumano, a city in Hiroshima Prefecture, is widely known for its superb brushes

October 19, 2018
Casting Craftmanship

Casting Craftmanship

Based in Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture, NOUSAKU applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs

September 28, 2018
Sumida Textiles—Hand-dyed and in Demand

Sumida Textiles—Hand-dyed and in Demand

Tokyo has been a center of fabric dyeing since its earliest days. Back in the Edo ...

August 29, 2018
Fukuyama Denim—Endless Design Possibilities

Fukuyama Denim—Endless Design Possibilities

Specialists in every step of denim manufacture—spinning, dyeing ...

August 29, 2018
Kobe Pearls—Tiny Lights of the Sea

Kobe Pearls—Tiny Lights of the Sea

A symbol of elegance loved around the world since the early 1900s, Akoya pearls ...

August 29, 2018
Kaga Lacquerware—A 400-Year Tradition

Kaga Lacquerware—A 400-Year Tradition

A mountainous land dotted with hot springs, Yamanaka in Ishikawa prefecture is ..

August 29, 2018