Traditional Crafts

Linking tradition to the future through handworks, Traditional paper framer “Mannendo.”

Some of my friends are Calligraphy artists, and they sometimes talk about mounting their artworks. I've seen their completed works but never seen the process. This time, I spoke to the art mounters who have been in business for over 60years.
Traditional Crafts

Before I knew it, I was going for a textile dyeing artist – Sarasa Kino

Sarasa Kino is a young textile dyeing artist. I had a chance to sit with her and ask many questions. I hope you enjoy it as I did!

The environment had a significant impact on my life – Shofu Koyama

I had an opportunity to talk to a calligraphy artist, Shofu Koyama. I asked why she decided to pursue the path and where her passion came from.

Discovered the depth of brush, ink, and Washi (Traditional Japanese paper) – Kaoru Goto

I met Kaoru Goto, a Bokuga (An ink painting) artist, about ten years ago. At that time, she was a Kirie (The art of paper cutting) artist. Most of her works are motifs of animals and large trees, and it seems like they are chatting happily.

Let’s make your own face mask at home

COVID-19 has spread around the world. It is better to wear mask in public either you have hay fever or you don't. It's time to make your own mask at home. Stay safe, everyone!
Traditional Crafts

Ikkanbari, one of quite unique traditional techniques in Japan

One of my friends showed me a unique bag which was covered with kimono cloth and washi. That was my first encounter with Ikkanbari. Listening how it was made got me more curious about Ikkanbari. So I decided to visit and see it myself.
Traditional Crafts

j cocomo’s urushi lacquer tableware has very contemporary feel.

"What kind of image do you have of urushi lacquerware? " If I had asked this question to other Japanese people, most of them would say "expensive" and "very traditional".

Ogosha’s big Japanese cedar in Yufuin, Oita

Hi. This is GOTOyan. I am painting Arbores with black ink. I will hold an exhibition in Yufuin(Oita) in November, so I w...

Hakozakigu Hojoya festiva at Hakozaki Shrine in Fukuoka

Hakozakigu Hojoya festival is one of the most famous festivals in Fukuoka which is held in Hakozaki shrine Sep.12th to Sep. 18th every year. Five hundreds of stalls are lined up and more than a million people visit during the festival period.

Kyushu International Art Camp in Fukuoka

15 artists from Asia and Europe are joining this Kyushu International Art Camp. Many different types of art camp are held around the world, and through art people are connecting with others from all over the world.