Sumida Textiles—Hand-dyed and in Demand
Tokyo has been a center of fabric dyeing since its earliest days. Back in the Edo ...
Local Creators’ Market is a project that aims to strengthen ties between the localities where craft traditions are upheld, the creators who live there carrying on those skills and know-how, and potential markets for them beyond Japan.
Tokyo has been an ideal place for fabric dyeing since the earliest days of the capital. In the Edo era (1603–1868) it was common to see long bolts of kimono fabric rippling in the waters as craftsmen washed the dyed cloth.
A town known for indigo dyeing is now a top maker of Japan denim—one of the country’s best-known exports, loved by fashion mavens around the world for its high quality. That passion began here.
Ensconced in this mountainous hot-spring town, the woodturners and makie lacquer artists of Yamanaka Onsen have long pursued perfection.
Look closely through the translucent sheen of any Akoya pearl and you’ll see a rainbow of colors—a joint gift from the growers, the oysters, and the sea itself.
This knife will change every assumption you have about the best way to cut cakes and other confections perfectly. Once you’ve tried it, we think you’ll be hooked.