traditional craft

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

On the Lookout for Japanese Artisanal Products? Drop by TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO

If you are looking for a cute craft store that sells Japan-made objects to add to your daily life or get as a souvenir, try visiting TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO (トーキョーファンタスティック表参道). This shop features products made by craftsmen and artisans from across the country. TOKYO FANTASTIC OMOTESANDO blog.tokyofantastic.jp/ Located just three minutes away from Omotesando Station…

Is This Japanese Traditional Method of Kimono Coloring Almost Dead?

“Innovation” is a word that most people are familiar with. This simple word has allowed societies to advance beyond our imagination. It has brought us to an era where it seems like anything is possible. Japan, in particular, is a well-known country when it comes to innovation. Similarly, the country is also known for its…

Visit Hasami, Japan’s Town of Ceramics, and Join Their Spring Pottery Festival

Hasami (波佐見) is a town in Higashisonogi (東彼杵) District, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県) that is well known for being among the leading pottery districts in Japan. It has a rich tradition of producing ceramics for more than 400 years. During the Edo (江戸) period, porcelain was first made in Hasami and was initially produced for the…

Do You Know This Traditional Japanese Art of Braiding Shown in ‘Your Name’?

Your Name (君の名は。) is now officially the highest-grossing anime film of all time. The continuous popularity and success of Makoto Shinkai’s (新海誠) soul-swapping, gender-bender fantasy movie inspired the creation of exclusively designed bus and travel tours, a limited themed cafe, and even a fancy jewelry line. The movie’s universal theme of love and longing touched…

What is Japanese Flower Arrangement and How Can It Help Us Heal?

One of the noticeable characteristics of Japanese culture is “discipline.” This is seen in all aspects of their lives, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. They also practice it in flower arranging, or Ikebana (生け花), which is another representative aspect of Japanese traditional art. What is Ikebana, what does…

Learn the Traditional Art of the Beautiful Japanese Hakone Marquetry

One of the most beautiful forms of art in Japan is the art of inlaying woods known as “marquetry.” It is a typical woodwork which can be found in Hakone (箱根), a town in Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県). It can often be found on the finest furniture and can also be seen in elaborate patterns and…

Appreciate Japanese Art, Nature, and Culture at This Park in Kawasaki

One of the great places to visit in Japan is the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park (生田緑地), a hidden gem in Kawasaki (川崎). It is not just your ordinary park as it is one of the best places to enjoy nature due to its abundant forestry. Check out this park and its different features below! Ikuta Ryokuchi…

“Urushi” – The Beautiful and Dangerous Art of Japanese Lacquerware

Black and red soup bowls, trays, chopsticks, and other lacquerware pieces are iconic in Japan. Cheap imitations abound, but this article is about the time-consuming and even dangerous process of creating traditional Japanese lacquerware called “urushi.” tablinstore.info/ Lacquer Origins It is highly likely that systematic techniques to create lacquer pieces were imported to Japan from…
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