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Japanese craftspeople working in areas such as woodwork, metalwork, dyeing and folk arts, dedicate themselves to the pursuit of perfecting their art. Each generation tackles the challenges of mastering and improving age-old techniques to create objects which are renowned across the world for their precision and beauty.

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Making Nuno Square tile

Interviews | Making Nuno – textile, curation and design

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Activity Sheets | Six Native Dogs of Japan

Kintsugi Square tile

Stories | Kintsugi

Sudo Reiko Square tile

Stories | Sudō Reiko

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Activity Sheets | Make an Okiagari Kobōshi with an Egg

Tango Chirimen Square tile

Stories | Tango Chirimen

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Interviews | Takahashi Hiroko - Textile Artist

Akabeko Square tile

Stories | Akabeko

Meriyasu Square tile

Stories | Meriyasu

Tamamushi nuri lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai Square tile

Quick Reads | Tamamushi-nuri – lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai

Chiyogami Square tile

Stories | Chiyogami

Biology of Metal Exhibition Legacy Square tile

Video Stories | Biology of Metal: Exhibition Legacy

Natural washi dyeing demonstration by Yoshioka Sarasa Square tile

Quick Reads | Natural washi dyeing with Yoshioka Sarasa

Takahashi Hiroko Square tile

Stories | Takahashi Hiroko

Obata Taku Square tile

Stories | Obata Taku

Lacquerware Square tile

Stories | Lacquerware

Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Quick Reads | Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

The Art of Kintsugi Square tile

Recorded Events | The Art of Kintsugi

Kokeshi Square tile

Stories | Kokeshi

Biology of Metal Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

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

Nara and the Silk Roads Square tile

Stories | Nara and the Silk Roads

Oigen Square tile

Stories | OIGEN

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Activity Sheets | Design Your Own Okiagari Kobōshi

Yoshioka Dyeing Square tile

Stories | Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop

Komaruya Square tile

Stories | Komaruya Fans

Hida Sangyo Square tile

Stories | Hida Sangyo

Paper Square tile

Stories | Washi

Online Event Reframing Raden Conversation Studio Visit with SIRI SIRI and Matsuda Shokan Square tile

Recorded Events | Reframing Raden: Conversation & Studio Visit with SIRI SIRI and Matsuda Shōkan

Online Event Kintsugi Workshop Visit and Conversation with ZENs Watanabe Atsuko Square tile

Recorded Events | Kintsugi – Workshop Visit and Conversation with ZEN’s Watanabe Atsuko

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Activity Sheets | Tokolo Asao [CONNECT] – Nuri-e Colouring-in Worksheet

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Activity Sheets | How to Make Orizuru (folded paper crane)

The Making of The Lost Textile of Ryukyu In Conversation with Tsuchie Makiko and Sudo Reiko Square tile

Recorded Events | The Making of 'The Lost Textile of Ryukyu': In Conversation with Director Tsuchie Makiko and Textile Designer Sudō Reiko

Tokolo Asao CONNECT Orizuru Origami Worksheet

Activity Sheets | Tokolo Asao [CONNECT] – Orizuru Origami Worksheet

Kumade Square tile

Stories | Kumade

Online Event Transnational Curatorial Practices A Talk by Takahashi Mizuki Square tile

Recorded Events | Transnational Curatorial Practices – A Talk by Takahashi Mizuki

Wrapping Square tile

Stories | Wrapping

Terada Mokei Square tile

Stories | TERADA MOKEI

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series III Exploring Tango Chirimen Scenario Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series III: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Scenario

Online Event Kibiso Textile Sustainability in Yamagata Workshop Visit Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Kibiso - Textile Sustainability in Yamagata: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Metalworkers Square tile

Stories | Metalworking in Tsubame-Sanjo

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series II Exploring Tango Chirimen Surface Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series II: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Surface

Gyokusendo Square tile

Stories | GYOKUSENDŌ

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series Exploring Tango Chirimen Structure Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Structure

Mokushikko Tokeshi Square tile

Stories | Mokushikko TOKESHI

Online Event Tango Chirimen Factory Visit Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Tango Chirimen: Factory Visit & Conversation

Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten Square tile

Stories | Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten

Hosono Hitomi Square tile

Stories | Hosono Hitomi

Online Event Textile Innovation from Sudo Reiko Talk Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko: Talk & Conversation

Yanagi Sori Square tile

Stories | Yanagi Sōri

Online Event MAKING NUNO at Japan House London Online Panel Discussion Square tile

Recorded Events | MAKING NUNO at Japan House London: Online Panel Discussion

Shotoku Glass Square tile

Stories | Shotoku Glass

Online Event Tohoku Craftsmanship Kokeshi Workshop Visit Square tile

Recorded Events | Tōhoku Craftsmanship – Kokeshi Workshop Visit

Online Event Mashiko The New Generation of Contemporary Ceramic Artists Square tile

Recorded Events | Mashiko – The New Generation of Contemporary Ceramic Artists

Online Demonstration Make a HIROCOLEDGE Tenugui Face Covering with Takahashi Hiroko Square tile

Recorded Events | Make a HIROCOLEDGE Face Covering: Online Demonstration with Takahashi Hiroko

Online Event Mashiko A Celebration of Hamada Shoji and Bernard Leach Square tile

Recorded Events | Mashiko – A Celebration of Hamada Shōji and Bernard Leach

Create your own New Year card nengajo Square tile

Activity Sheets | Create your own New Year card (nengajō)

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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

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Activity Sheets | Create Your Own Koinobori

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Activity Sheets | Create your own Hina ningyō (Hina dolls)

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Activity Sheets | Design Your Own Kokeshi

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