Oct 3, 2013

Nara college gets crafty

by Magdalena Osumi

Japanese arts and crafts often emphasize simple beauty. This weekend, Ohara Wafuku Gakuen College welcomes visitors to see this up close at its school market. Wood, clay, glass and Japanese lacquer craft works will all be on sale. Japan’s Traditional Art Craft Market in ...

Sophistication is duo's craft

Sep 12, 2013

Sophistication is duo's craft

by Satoru Teshima

While the phrase “Cool Japan” seems to only get used for things that are kawaii (cute) and technologically forward, people tend to overlook the cool in handcrafted products. On Sept. 15, the self-described design and sewing duo 38_works will present the 22nd edition of ...