Japanese Arts & Crafts

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Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

There is no rigid distinction between arts and crafts. Many techniques came to Japan from the Asian continent, especially China and Korea, and have since evolved and been refined.

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

The Way of Tea

Ikebana - Kado

Ikebana - Kado

The Japanese form of flower arrangement.

Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy

Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy

Japanese Calligraphy is the Way of Writing.

Bonsai

Bonsai

Potted miniature trees considered Japanese works of art.

Origami

Origami

The art of folding a piece of paper and creating different shapes.

Ukiyo-e

Ukiyo-e

Ukiyo-e is a type of woodblock print and paintings of the Floating World.

Uchiwa

Uchiwa

The traditional Japanese paper fans

Haiku

Haiku

The traditional Japanese poetry art using 5-7-5 syllables.

Kireji Fabric

Kireji Fabric

Kireji is a type of cloth used for mounting scrolls.

Kutani Porcelin

Kutani Porcelin

Japanese porcelain from Kutani (now part of Kaga), Ishikawa

Chabana

Chabana

Chabana is the term used for the arrangement of flowers in a Japanese tea ceremony.

Koto

Koto

Tracing it's origins to the Chinese Zheng, the Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.

Japanese Toys & Games

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.

Hanafuda

Hanafuda

Hanafuda (literally flower cards) are Japanese playing cards that are used to play a variety of games

Japanese Mahjong

Japanese Mahjong

Japanese Mahjong is a variation of mahjong popular in Japan

Cho-Han

Cho-Han

Cho-Han is a traditional dice gambling game in Japan.

Shogi

Shogi

Shogi, Japanese chess, was derived from ancient Indian chess.

Reversi

Reversi

Reversi is a popular board game played in Japan.

Kendama

Kendama

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy similar to the classic cup-and-ball game.

Model Kits

Model Kits

Building model kits is a popular hobby in Japan enjoyed by anime fans and craftsmen alike.

Gacha Gacha Machines

Gacha Gacha Machines

Gacha Gacha Machines are vending machines that dispense toys in Japan.

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Washi - Japanese Paper

Washi - Japanese Paper

Japanese Paper from the Barks of Kozo, Mitsumata, and Gampi.

Bingata

Bingata

Authentic Okinawa Ryukyu Island Fabric Dye Patterns

Lacquer-ware

Lacquer-ware

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.

Goshima Baramon (Kite)

Goshima Baramon (Kite)

Nagasaki traditional hand crafted dragon design Kites.

Aritayaki

Aritayaki

Imari Porcelain wares made in the town of Arita, Kyushu.

Nishijin Kimono Show

Nishijin Kimono Show

Kimono Show and Demonstrations.

Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum

Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum

Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.

Sashiko Museum

Sashiko Museum

Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.

Quilt Party Retail Shop

Quilt Party Retail Shop

Patchwork Shop by Yoko Saito

Okinawa Minsah

Okinawa Minsah

Traditional Okinawa textile to show eternal love

Okinawa Sanshin

Okinawa Sanshin

Three Stringed Okinawa Instrument

Satsuma Kiriko Glass

Satsuma Kiriko Glass

Glassware reproduced from late Meiji period

Yoyogi Park Antique Market

Yoyogi Park Antique Market

annual antique and crafts flea market held at Yoyogi Park

Yunokuni no Mori

Yunokuni no Mori

Traditional Japanese handicraft village that showcases different arts & crafts of Ishikawa.

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft - Fureai-kan

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Craft - Fureai-kan

Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art

Arita Porcelain Park

Arita Porcelain Park

Admission-free porcelain related theme park in Arita Town of Saga Prefecture

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