Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, this book takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. Discover craft ecosystems that incorporate handmade processes using sustainable materials, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Admire the skill required by these makers to ensure that every product is perfect.
Author: Antje Papist-Matsuo
Hardcover, 320 pages, 8.9" x 11.4"