In 1978, the craft world descended on Kyoto. What did craft mean 40 years ago?
In a lyrical tribute to mindful living, Kathryn Bird and Ross Gibson find in Kyoto a beauty borne of skill and care.
Kathryn Bird and Ross Gibson find in Kyoto and beauty borne of skill and care
While living in Kyoto, Eloise Rapp found four textile artists using traditional techniques in new ways.
Itohen Universe is a Kyoto workshop of young weavers who seek to keep skills of kimono alive today
Sachiko Tamashige reflects on the continuing significance of the sword as treasure of Japanese culture.
Kevin Murray presents models from Japan today that show how craft is adapting to the experience economy.
Ryan Leahey presents the work of Keiko Ikoma, whose delicate repair attempts to honour the spirit of the broken object.
ann-elise lewallan shares her research on the cultural context of Ainu textiles and Kaizawa Tamami explains her design practice
Sari Hayashiguchi introduces the results of a creative storm that re-configured traditional crafts in Takaoka City.
Neilton Clarke writes about a project that draws inspiration from the history of lithography from the Meiji period.
Mitsuo Shoji was influenced by the experimental ethos of the Gutai group to always strive for originality.
Masahiro and Yumi Takahashi present their projects Sakenet and Dear Plastic that export a hightenned Japanese sensibility to the other side of the world.
Bree Claffey accounts for the emergence of Mr Kitly and how time spent in Kyoto forged her distinct taste in pottery and plants.
Photographer Siri Hayes travelled to Kanazawa to combine Australia eucalypt-dyed threads with those in Japanese indigo.