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November 18th, 2016

Traditional craftsmenship toward our sustainable future

Echizen Lacquerware (Sabae City)

A “Timber Pot” is a wood-turned flowerpot, made from wood “thinned” from sustainable forests. They are created by Yoshio Sakai, a Japanese woodturner in Fukui. As times goes on, these...
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November 16th, 2016

Life with Japanese paper, thanks to a paper goddess

Echizen-Washi (Echizen City)

“Washi (和紙)” is Japanese traditional paper. It often has a gentle color and is quite durable. Echizen Washi (越前和紙), which has been produced in Imadate (今立), Fukui for about 1,500...
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October 27th, 2016

The Artist’s Forest

The Kanazu Forest of Creation (Awara City)

Artist-in-residence programs are often established to give developing artists the opportunity to stay and do creative work in a new location for a fixed period of time.  They provide artists...
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