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Okano-ue (hilltop) gallery “Furaigama”

Okano-ue (hilltop) gallery “Furaigama”

Taking a walk and viewing art in the Manazuru peninsula Meet artists who are enchanted by the natural beauty o […]

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Beautiful Sekishu Washi (handmade Japanese paper)

Beautiful Sekishu Washi (handmade Japanese paper)

A 1300-year History Beautiful, yet durable, Sekishu Washi (handmade Japanese paper) In Iwami, the art of makin […]

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Shussai-gama Kiln: creating simple yet practical wares

Shussai-gama Kiln: creating simple yet practical wares

Seeking Beauty in Household Goods Shussai-gama Kiln: creating simple yet practical wares Shussai-gama Kiln was […]

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Iwami Kagura: A Traditional Dance that Conveys Memories of Ancient Times

Iwami Kagura: A Traditional Dance that Conveys Memories of Ancient Times

Iwami Kagura: A Traditional Dance that Conveys Memories of Ancient Times Mask-making craftsmanship that reflec […]

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Magatama (comma-shaped beads) of Izumo

Magatama (comma-shaped beads) of Izumo

Magatama (comma-shaped beads) of Izumo Ancient beads from the world of mythology still used today From ancient […]

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Satsuma Kiriko cut glass

Satsuma Kiriko cut glass

This revived traditional art is an inheritance from Nariakira Shimazu Nariakira Shimazu, the 11th feudal load […]

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A dish featuring Arita-yaki ware and tasty local ingredients.

A dish featuring Arita-yaki ware and tasty local ingredients.

Arita is known as a town of porcelain. “Arita-yaki gozen” is a newly-created, local, gourmet dish that is serv […]

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The Kakiemon style has designs featuring elegant patterns of flowers and birds.

The Kakiemon style has designs featuring elegant patterns of flowers and birds.

Arita-yaki ware features harmony of beauty that draws red paintings on white porcelain. The Kakiemon style has […]

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Close up a Hocho (kitchen knife) Artisan!

Close up a Hocho (kitchen knife) Artisan!

Björn Heiberg, a Canadian, performs a kitchen knife demonstration at “Tower Knives Osaka”. He has long admired […]

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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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