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
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
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
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
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