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“Hanakessho (Flower-like Crystal)”, the beauty of coloured ceramic ware that makes people feel the secret of life.

“Hanakessho (Flower-like Crystal)”, the beauty of coloured ceramic ware that makes people feel the secret of life.

It is said to have started in the Keicho era of the Momoyama period (1590s), so Kyo Yaki (ceramic ware) has ne […]

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Refine gorgeous traditional beauty with a sense of the West.

Refine gorgeous traditional beauty with a sense of the West.

There words “dyed kimono with woven obi (sash for kimono)” are kimono wear for formal occasions. Here, the wor […]

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Renounce Bon-noh (worldly desires) by putting great care into each ball.

Renounce Bon-noh (worldly desires) by putting great care into each ball.

he six sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind) that represent human recognition, the three fee […]

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Hands down, small chic has been loved throughout the ages.

Hands down, small chic has been loved throughout the ages.

“Miniaturization” is one of the features of Japanese culture. One example is the “Bonsai” which symbolically e […]

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Tea ceremony, Noh play, Kabuki…the “flower” that adds colour to traditional culture.

Tea ceremony, Noh play, Kabuki…the “flower” that adds colour to traditional culture.

It is said that the Japanese umbrella was imported from China in the Nara period as a symbol of power or a cha […]

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Provides the beauty that determines the perfection level of Japanese fashion to more people

Provides the beauty that determines the perfection level of Japanese fashion to more people

There is an old Japanese saying, “Garyo Tensei (the finishing touch)”. Meaning the final touch to finishing an […]

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The ever-changing expression of fashion is a symphony created by masters.

The ever-changing expression of fashion is a symphony created by masters.

Small bumps called “kukuri-tsubu (tied grain)” and crinkled, fine blurring between pattern and fabric. Kyo Kan […]

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The most traditional and yet the most avant-garde art works, Kyoto Traditional Crafts.

The most traditional and yet the most avant-garde art works, Kyoto Traditional Crafts.

“Ceaselessly the river flows, and yet the water is forever changing. Where the water pools, bubbles form on th […]

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