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Indigo dyed wood products produced in the mecca of indigo dyeing

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Known all over the world as “Japan Blue,” the deep and vivid blue hue of indigo dye is a color that best represents Japan.Replete with mountains, rivers, and seas, the vast natural surroundings of Tokushima...

Beautiful metal tableware created using traditional techniques

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Takaoka A Town of Japan HeritageTakaoka City, in Toyama Prefecture, has known for over 400 years as a major center for production of castings, including copperware. Unique metal processing and coloring technology backed up by...

Shape-shifting Origami Bendable Tin Plate

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Historic Districts Takaoka, Toyama prefecture has a concentration of artisans, craftsmen, workshops and factories with advanced casting skills and technologies. Forging skills passed down from blacksmith to blacksmith in a workshop with more than 100...

Kurume Ori – traditional Japanese fabric

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With its Japanese aesthetic and traditional production techniques that can be traced back to the Edo Period, Kurume Ori fabric is the quintessential textile of the Chikugo region in Fukuoka Prefecture.   Kurume Ori fabric uses...

Nabeshima ware: the finest Imari ware

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Have you heard or read about Nabeshima ware?The history of Nabeshima ware dates back to the 17th century during the Edo Period when the Nabeshima clan, which ruled the territory of Okawachiyama in Saga Prefecture,...

Samue – traditional Japanese clothing

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Have you heard or read about samue? Samue is a type of Japanese clothing that's closest to Western wear with a jacket and pants completing the ensemble.
Originally, it was worn by Zen Buddhist monks during their daily duties of asceticism such as meditating, cleaning, and working in the fields, thus it has been known as work wear. This precious clothing has remained unchanged throughout its long history, and it is still worn today.