Over the course of centuries, Japan has developed a culture of the handmade known world-over for its quality, precision and artistry. Today, these traditions are being kept alive by master artisans who have dedicated their lives to the stewardship of this irreplaceable cultural heritage.
Handmade in Japan takes the reader on a journey through the island nation, offering insight into its varied and fascinating culture and traditions, while also revealing the histories of its diverse regions, from the fiery southern island of Kyushu, to the imperial capital of Kyoto, to the snowy wilderness of Hokkaido. The book provides a rare glimpse into some of Japan's most remarkable workshops, unveiling the techniques and stories behind thousand-year-old pottery kilns, katana swordsmiths, and the art of crafting delicate tea whisks out of bamboo.
Introduced with the foreword by Japanese star architect Kengo Kuma, with exquisite photography of the craftspeople and their impressive wares, and a series of short essays looking at the significance of the their materials, Handmade in Japan celebrates the craftspeople continuing their endless pursuit of perfection in the twenty-first century.
Dimensions- 11 1/2" x 9"