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Mio Yamada

Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she's not perusing galleries you'll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She's also surprisingly British.

For Mio Yamada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Elegance from the factory floor

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Jul 28, 2019

Elegance from the factory floor

Striking designs can come from unusual inspirations. This month looks at designer collaborations with Japanese veteran manufacturers, including a laboratory glassware maker, and an injection mold specialist.

Here's to good old household items

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Jun 23, 2019

Here's to good old household items

Manufacturing in Japan has had a lot to contend with since its latter Showa Era (1926-1989) golden years. With so many cheaper imports available, locally made everyday items are becoming increasingly harder to find. But there are some manufacturing stalwarts out there who are ...

'Information or Inspiration?': The paths of perception

Art May 21, 2019

'Information or Inspiration?': The paths of perception

A review of "Information or Inspiration?" at the Suntory Museum of Art almost needs a spoiler alert — it includes many surprises that make it more than a showcase of glassware, lacquerware, enamel, ceramic and calligraphy works: It's an immersive, thought-provoking experience.