Komon is derived from the name that fine patterns are contained in the whole. Edo komon, one of the representative Komon, originated from the pattern of Kamishimo (masters' regular wear) worn by various daimyo in the Edo period. It is a dyer with a very advanced dyeing technique used.
Do you know Oshima Tsumugi? It is a fabric that is known worldwide as one of the world's three largest fabrics alongside the French gobelins and Persian carpets.
The Makie art paperweight is crafted from a nature stone. The Makie is realized by hand by a master artisan of Japan. This will definitely gives you good luck to your life.
Here we would like to introduce one of the most skillful Makie Master in Japan. His name is Nobuichi Otake, known as a Makie master of Aizu lacquerware. He respects the traditional Japanese craftworks, but also tries to creates new style of Aizu lacquerware.
As you know, a tremendous earthquake hit Fukushima in 2011. Although there is still some damage in a part of Fukushima, most areas have already recovered. And Aizu area still keeps its traditional crafts.
Have you ever worn yukata before? It will be a good experience to wear the casual summer kimono for both men and women. Unlike kimono, yukata is easier and lighter to wear. Here is what it's about.
Have you ever heard of the Satsuma kiriko? It is a delicate yet beautiful cut glass which is traditional and historical. Here is what it looks like and what it is about.
In Japan, there are many iconic and cute characters in anime and manga. But even before anime and manga are invented, Japanese people were already creative in that field.