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The thoughtful process behind the design and creation of Japanese products - from knives crafted in Sakai through to the metalwork of workshops in Tsubame-Sanjo - are explored through stories, exhibitions and videos with Japanese industry experts.

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Sudo Reiko Square tile

Stories | Sudō Reiko

Kintsugi Square tile

Stories | Kintsugi

Kokeshi Square tile

Stories | Kokeshi - Japanese Wooden Dolls

Biology of Metal Exhibition Legacy Square tile

Video Stories | Biology of Metal: Exhibition Legacy

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Stories | Meriyasu

Oigen Square tile

Stories | OIGEN

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Stories | Washi

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Stories | Populomobile

Metalworkers Square tile

Stories | Metalworking in Tsubame-Sanjo

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Mokushikko Tokeshi Square tile

Stories | Mokushikko TOKESHI

Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten Square tile

Stories | Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten

Shotoku Glass Square tile

Stories | Shotoku Glass

Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Quick Reads | Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

Biology of Metal Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Quick Reads | Biology of Metal: Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

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Interviews | Making Nuno – textile, curation and design

Online Event Sakai Forged Knives Workshop Visit Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Sakai Forged Knives: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Online event Gyokusendo Workshop Visit and Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Gyokusendō: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Mizuochi Ryoichi Square tile2

Video Stories | Mizuochi Ryoichi - Metal Craftsman

Gyokusendo Metal Craft Square tile

Video Stories | Gyokusendō - Metal Craft

Kobayashi Yasuo Square tile

Interviews | Kobayashi Yasuo - Washi Artist

Tango Chirimen Square tile

Stories | Tango Chirimen

Akabeko Square tile

Stories | Akabeko

Takahashi Hiroko Square tile

Stories | Takahashi Hiroko

Lacquerware Square tile

Stories | Lacquerware

MoonStar Square tile

Stories | MoonStar

Yoshioka Dyeing Square tile

Stories | Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop

Hida Sangyo Square tile

Stories | Hida Sangyo

SIWA Square tile

Stories | SIWA

The Art of Kintsugi Square tile

Recorded Events | The Art of Kintsugi

The Making of Japan House London Square tile

Video Stories | The Making of Japan House London

Tamamushi nuri lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai Square tile

Quick Reads | Tamamushi-nuri – lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai

Mashiko a town famous for pottery Square tile

Quick Reads | Mashiko – a town famous for pottery

Natural washi dyeing demonstration by Yoshioka Sarasa Square tile

Quick Reads | Natural washi dyeing with Yoshioka Sarasa

Face coverings by HIROCOLEDGE Square tile

Quick Reads | Face coverings by HIROCOLEDGE

SPREAD creative team behind the Tsubame Sanjo Factory Festivals design Square tile

Quick Reads | SPREAD: creative team behind the Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival's design

Mizuochi Ryoichi Square tile

Words & Thoughts | Mizuochi Ryoichi

Online Event Sharpening Japanese Knives Masterclass with Sakai Citys Yamatsuka Mitsuo Square tile

Recorded Events | Sharpening Japanese Knives: Masterclass with Sakai City’s Yamatsuka Mitsuo