Japanese gold pottery repairing, Kintsugi

Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi), filling broken pottery’s cracks with gold Not only brings new life into a broken vessel but also enhances its existence value. That’s Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi).  In other words, the gold repairing pottery method is a Japanese sense of values expressed by their own sense of beauty and technology, with a long-cherished mind and a long love for one thing. Kintsugi began in the world of the tea ceremony during the Muromachi period (1336-1573), when tea ceremony became popular in Japan. The Japanese called the repaired scars of broken ceramic as “landscape”. There was a time when we were conscious of beauty there. In modern times, they have become a Read more about Japanese gold pottery repairing, Kintsugi[…]

5 unique ideas of luxury gift for men from Japanese culture

Wonderful high-quality items of Japanese culture goes well with men   A present given to a special man. If you are thinking of giving something a little extra luxury and you are looking for something unusual, you may find it on this page. Japanese art and crafts that inherit the old culture and technology should be new to him. Also, although it is traditional culture, some of the crafts in Japan incorporate contemporary design. So you may also feel a sense of familiarity. I would like to introduce works unique to Japan, including Samurai swords (Nihon-to) and helmets (Kabuto), and pottery with powerful patterns, best for gifts for men.   Read more about 5 unique ideas of luxury gift for men from Japanese culture[…]

Raku ware tea bowls of Kyo-Kiyomizu ware for sale

Raku Matcha bowls, traditional lead glazed earthenware pottery from Kyoto Prefecture on Amazon.com   Do you know that Matcha bowls have classes? For Koicha ( exceptionally dark Matcha) of the tea ceremony, it is the rule to choose the high-class tea bowls. Basically, a plain Matcha bowls is high grade and the one with the pattern is lower. And there is a proverb in the world of the tea ceremony. “First Raku, second Hagi, and third Karatsu”. They are proper pottery for the tea ceremony.   Related Post   Hagi ware is the pottery from Yamaguchi Prefecture, and Karatsu ware is from Saga Prefecture.  Related Post   But the most Read more about Raku ware tea bowls of Kyo-Kiyomizu ware for sale[…]

Luxury Japanese Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea cups for sale

High-quality tea cups of Kyo-Kiyomizu yaki ceramics on Amazon.com   The origin of the Kyo-Kiyomizu ware pottery dates back more than 1200 years in Kyoto. The soft colors and warm appearance are the features of the traditional ceramic. Unlike Arita Yaki and Kutani Yaki, this pottery has no fixed type. Kiyomizu-yaki is made in the Kiyomizu area in Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyo-yaki is made in the prefecture. There are various patterns of the pottery because the styles differ depending on the craftsmen.         If the tea cups get cracked…   High-quality Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea (coffee) cups        Cups     Yellow Flower arabesque       Red Read more about Luxury Japanese Kyo-Kiyomizu pottery tea cups for sale[…]

Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan

Traditional Japanese porcelains with phoenix pattern that you can buy on Amazon.com       The phoenix, which appears in mythology from ancient Egypt to Greece, is a legendary bird that has lived for 500 years and is dead from the ashes. On the other hand, as another source in Asia, there has been an auspicious imaginary bird called 鳳凰 about 3000 years ago. Even to Japan, which adopted various Chinese cultures, 鳳凰 came and it was incorporated into various designs as a symbol of good luck. Japanese people have called the bird “Ho-o”.   The figure is somewhat different from that of the western one. The Asian phoenix has a Read more about Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan[…]

Mother’s Day special gift from traditional Japanese crafts

High-quality Japanese products for Mother’s Day gift   Mother’s Day in 2019 is May 12th. There are a lot of gift items for the day at the various stores, but it’s an annual event so you’d wonder what to give to your mother. Then why not give a gift with a different taste once in a while? Of course, it is perfect if your mother is interested in Japan. We will introduce you to Mother’s Day from among Japanese crafts with a long history and tradition, from Amazon.com.       Pottery Vase     Arita/Imari ware Arita/Imari ware vase. The Japanese oldest porcelain made in Arita region, Saga Prefecture. Read more about Mother’s Day special gift from traditional Japanese crafts[…]

Luxury gift ideas for kitchen items from Japanese traditional crafts

High-quality gift of kitchen goods of the traditional craft for those who love cooking     When you think about giving special gifts to your mother or cook lover, Japanese traditional crafts would be perfect. Electrical appliances made in Japan are very popular, but not well-known, there are high-quality kitchen knives and cast irons in that country. They are guaranteed kitchen tools that have accumulated technique for hundreds of years. You can find the kitchen goods which have contemporary designs so they are perfect for gifts!         Global kabuto knives set     The sharpness and usability of the Global knives attract people around the world. And Read more about Luxury gift ideas for kitchen items from Japanese traditional crafts[…]

5 items for Japanese style interior decoration

Traditional upholstery you need to make your room Japanese style interior     It might be nice to make it a Japanese-style interior boldly when you decide to move to a new room or rearrange a room. But, even though you think that you will make that room, you may not know what to prepare. So, I will introduce interior equipments which are necessary for making a Japanese style room for you!       Tatami mat     Actually, when you place the Tatami mat, the atmosphere of the room is greatly close to the Japanese style room. The smell of rush makes you feel fresh. Of course, you have Read more about 5 items for Japanese style interior decoration[…]

For Children’s Day decoration! Japanese Copper Kabuto helmets

Traditional copper craft of Kabuto helmets from Takaoka Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5th. The purpose of the Children’s Day is to celebrate children’s happiness and to respect their personalities.  While the Girl’s Festival is known as Momo no seku the Boy’s Festival is called “Tango no seku”.    On that day, families with boys raise Koinobori (carp-shaped streamers) outside the house, wishing their success in their lives.     Japanese families also display ornamental Kabuto helmets or samurai dolls at home. because they are believed to be symbols of strength and vitality.       The famous samurai warriors had their original Read more about For Children’s Day decoration! Japanese Copper Kabuto helmets[…]

Must-have high-quality Japanese kitchen knife brands

Best 6 Japanese kitchen knife brands       There are countless kitchen knife brands in the world. Among them, Japanese kitchen knives are famous for their sharpness and long-lasting. Because Japan is a country where the technology cultivated with Japanese swords (Katana or Nihonto) still continues. However, Japanese knives also have both high and low quality products. In terms of quality and reliability, you had better choose a famous brand as it is.reliability.  I will introduce six kitchen knife brands that can be trusted to be chosen from the countless cutlery manufacturers.         Tojiro   Tojiro is a famous knife manufacturer who inherits the tradition of the town. The cutleries in Read more about Must-have high-quality Japanese kitchen knife brands[…]