Urushi, essentially, is the enduring appeal of this all-natural wonder material.
Visit Mishima and you will see handmade basketry everywhere. Neither decorative pieces of art nor casual souvenirs, they are living works of natural beauty, used and appreciated daily.
As the wonderfully retro Tadami Line train winds between forests and bridges...
The creation of traditional Japanese lacquerware is a beautiful and detailed process.
Hakone yosegi zaiku is a form of marquetry dating back to around 1830
Odate bentwood, or magewappa, is characteristic of the Odate region in northern Akita Prefecture…