Traditional Crafts

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!
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.
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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".
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Japanese paper “Washi” making in Akizuki, Fukuoka

I visited Akizuki in Fukuoka. Akizuki is a old castle town located in northern part of Asakura city. The area still retain the appearance of Edo era, and have its cultural atmosphere.
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I went to get rid of bad luck!

I went to a shrine for Yakubarai. Yakubarai is a ritual to get rid of bad luck.I go to Wakahachimangu shrine to get purified every year after I became freelancer.
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About Hakataori

100% silk, heirloom quality and durability, handcrafted using techniques more than 700 years old. Produced only in Fukuoka, Japan by craftsmen based around Fukuoka’s Hakata Ward and known as Hakata-ori.
Traditional Crafts

Masuda paulownia wood boxes

Paulownia wood has been used for centuries in Asia. Because it's a natural insect repellent and desiccant, it's been u...
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Looking back to go forward.

Japan Eight has a sister website called Takumi that is dedicated to promoting unique, high quality products that are mad...
Traditional Crafts

crafted in Japan

If, like me, you were raised in North America during the sixties,someone in your gang of buddies probably had a cheap, J...
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