Genreless Kogei

In recent years, crafts are reevaluated in a new context. Since the introduction of the Western concept of art to modern Japan pushed artifacts not recognized as paintings or sculpture into the newly created genre called kōgei, or crafts, artists have…

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Shinohara Maruyoshi Fuurin Workshop

Charismatic master craftsman Shinohara-san has been creating fuurin (traditional Japanese wind chimes) for over 45 years in his shop that has been open since the Edo period. Unlike regular wind chimes that you might come across at your local home center, the…

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