Urushi, essentially, is the enduring appeal of this all-natural wonder material.
The moist, silky look of urushi lacquer is deceiving: this all-natural coating is durable enough to outlast us all. Two artisans carry on the Kishu heritage of using raw sap in innovative ways.
Kilns were fi ring wares in this Land of Pottery as far back as the 10th century. Seto potters today can meet just about any design or technical challenge. Read on to see their diverse styles.
There’s something comforting about being surrounded by organic and natural objects
Upon arrival in Seto, a city in Aichi Prefecture
The creation of traditional Japanese lacquerware is a beautiful and detailed process.
Odate bentwood, or magewappa, is characteristic of the Odate region in northern Akita Prefecture…
Based in Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture, NOUSAKU applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs
A mountainous land dotted with hot springs, Yamanaka in Ishikawa prefecture is ..