Japanese craft

Kintsugi: The Traditional Japanese Craft and Its Important Message

When something is broken, do you immediately throw it away or do you mend it? When it comes to our favorite possessions, we probably repair the broken things and try to make it appear as if an accident never occurred. Many people will use glue, clay, or other molding products to make broken items look…

Discover Traditional Japanese Crafts at These 2 Local Spots Near Narita Airport

There are many shops where you can discover traditional Japanese crafts on the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo. Here we introduce two spots that primarily exhibit traditional crafts from Chiba Prefecture. Come and find your very own beautiful traditional craft item. 1. Chiba Prefectural Boso-no-Mura Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture Learn about Chiba’s…

Discover the Beautiful Japanese Art of Knitting Dolls, and Try Making Them!

When you read the word “crochet” or “knit”, you will probably think of things that relate to winter essentials like sweaters, beanies, and shawls. Perhaps you will think there is nothing new you can learn about crochet and knitting. Well, in Japan there is a unique way in which crochet and knitting are put to…

4 Most Famous Traditional Types of Japanese Shoes

The Netherlands is famous for their traditional wooden clogs, Turkey for their pointed slippers, and Japan? They have of course traditional shoes of their own! The pretty ones are meant for celebration, the simple ones are for everyday life. You might have seen some of them in movies, manga, anime or even in real life…

How Much Do You Know About Japanese Origami?

Origami is derived from two words, ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”. As we already know, origami is the art of paper folding that originated from Japan. Origami has existed since the 17th century, however, it started becoming famous in the 1900s. I need to emphasize that Origami is the “art of folding paper”…