How folk craft found its place in the art world

Art Jul 9, 2019

How folk craft found its place in the art world

by Yoko Haruhara

"Japanese Tableware" highlights the passion with which Soetsu Yanagi — one of the founding fathers of the Japanese folk crafts movement — appreciated artisanal works into his own life, displaying the actual tableware that his family used when they gathered for meals.

Sewing the seeds of new craft ideas

Travel Nov 7, 2015

Sewing the seeds of new craft ideas

by Daisuke Kikuchi

'I never thought I'd be taking over my father's position. At first, I wasn't even interested in the tradition of the stitching," says Sadaharu Narita, president of crafts company Hirosaki Kogin Kenkyujo. "But now that I'm in that position, I feel grateful ...