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The beauty of Kogei in everyday life. We share a variety of information and perspectives on Japanese crafts, including exhibition information and interviews.

The term “mujo” refers to the concept that things are transient, not eternal. When expressed as “shogyo mujo” (literally, “all things are impermanent”), it signifies the transitory nature of all phenomena. “Mujo-kan” (“view of impermanence”), on the other hand, is a philosophical perspective on life, contemplating the nature of existence and the ever-changing aspect of all ...

Since its founding in 1816 as a producer of metal pots or yakan in Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, Gyokusendo has been producing items using the hammering technique of copperware. In recent years, Gyokusendo has actively engaged in industrial tourism, allowing visitors to experience the charm of craftsmanship in the production area.Following the Tsubame flagship store in Tsubame City, Niigata P...

The Tsutsumi Asakichi Urushi Store, founded in Kyoto in 1909, procures, refines, blends, and colors lacquer sap. As well as handling the sales of lacquer art materials and tools. The store has developed its own lacquer with superior weather resistance, which has been employed for the restoration of National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties such as the Nikko Toshogu Shrine and Himeji Cas...

Artisans who work with glass every day have created new designs, striving to enhance the beauty of glass. These new creations, designed to seamlessly blend into daily life and add a touch of color, have resulted in the birth of 17 series this year.“Hasande hasande” is available in two plate sizes and a small bowl, featuring a beautiful design created by the unevenness of the surface that plays wit...

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