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There is no rigid distinction between arts and craft in Japans. Many techniques came to Japan from the Asian continent, especially China and Korea, and have since evolved and been refined. Many of the arts and crafts from Japan have grown to gain recognition from around the world. For fans of the arts, we highly recommend joining our line of Quilt Festival Japan Tour packages to experience workshops, visit museums, and shop for wonderful decorative goods. Our Quilt Japan Tours include many of the stores and activities listed below, as well as hotels, museum admission, most meals, and guided-services.
The Way of Tea
The Japanese form of flower arrangement.
Japanese Calligraphy is the Way of Writing.
Potted miniature trees considered Japanese works of art.
The art of folding a piece of paper and creating different shapes.
Ukiyo-e is a type of woodblock print and paintings of the Floating World.
The traditional Japanese paper fans
The traditional Japanese poetry art using 5-7-5 syllables.
Kireji is a type of cloth used for mounting scrolls.
Japanese porcelain from Kutani (now part of Kaga), Ishikawa
Chabana is the term used for the arrangement of flowers in a Japanese tea ceremony.
Tracing it's origins to the Chinese Zheng, the Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.
Japanese Paper from the Barks of Kozo, Mitsumata, and Gampi.
Authentic Okinawa Ryukyu Island Fabric Dye Patterns
Lacquer-ware is one of Japanese specialties, it has been loved for a long time. It usually decorated with gold and white color on red or black color.
Glassware reproduced from late Meiji period
Japan is famous for producing numerous toys and games that entertain millions around the world. While some of the more popular video games of today come from Japan, some board games and toys that have been around since the Edo period still find popularity today. In fact, the classic Kendamatoy has grown so popular, there are now competitions around the world where players show off their best tricks. Similar to
Yo-Yo contests, Kendama competitors work hard to amaze the audience with crazy combos and signature moves.
Hanafuda (literally flower cards) are Japanese playing cards that are used to play a variety of games
Japanese Mahjong is a variation of mahjong popular in Japan
Cho-Han is a traditional dice gambling game in Japan.
Shogi, Japanese chess, was derived from ancient Indian chess.
Reversi is a popular board game played in Japan.
Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy similar to the classic cup-and-ball game.
Building model kits is a popular hobby in Japan enjoyed by anime fans and craftsmen alike.
Gacha Gacha Machines are vending machines that dispense toys in Japan.
The best places to see Japanese moss, ranked on the “100 Farm Village Sceneries of Japan”
Japanese fabric store in the famous Nippori Textile Town
The Nippori Tomato is a textile store located in the Nippori Textile Town.
Nagasaki traditional hand crafted dragon design Kites.
Imari Porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Kyushu.
Kimono Show and Demonstrations.
Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.
Patchwork Shop by Yoko Saito
Traditional Okinawa textile to show eternal love
Three Stringed Okinawa Instrument
Dedicated to repairing embroidery and traditional cloth pieces
annual antique and crafts flea market held at Yoyogi Park
Traditional Japanese handicraft village that showcases different arts & crafts of Ishikawa.
Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art
Admission-free porcelain related theme park in Arita Town of Saga Prefecture
Premier Japanese Sewing Needles
research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques
Traditional Japanese Paper store, established in 1653 in the Nihombashi area of Tokyo
Stunning 2-Layered Glass filled with Color
Traditional Japanese decorative craft based on marquetry works. Popularized during the Edo Period
Recreated village where guests can enjoy a traditional atmosphere before trying Shibori tie-dyeing
Popular Kyoto Fabric & Craft Shop
Samurai Kembu is the traditional performance art using a Katana and Sensu