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Spotlight on Mitsuhiro Konishi

Spotlight on Mitsuhiro Konishi

Written by Stevenson Aung

Mitsuhiro Konishi is a sculptor and blacksmith who creates handcrafted metal cutlery well known for its incorporation of textures. Konishi, originally from Okinawa, gained an appreciation of craftsmanship from his…

Three Kyoto Pit Stops

Three Kyoto Pit Stops

Written by Stevenson Aung

A lot of our clients have mentioned that they are heading to Japan so we wanted to do a quick post about three great spots in Kyoto that we would…

Toshiya Archery Competition at Sanjusangen-do Temple

Toshiya Archery Competition at Sanjusangen-do Temple

Written by Stevenson Aung

Every year in Kyoto, come the second week of January, the streets are flooded with young men and women lugging around exceptionally tall bamboo bows and feathered arrows. It’s the…

Yuichi Takemata at Sayuu

Yuichi Takemata at Sayuu

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

For those unfamiliar with Yuichi Takemata, he is a metal artist and the owner of Sayuu, a beautiful gallery in Kanazawa. He began his career repairing antiques, mostly jewelry, and…

A Day with Kazumi Tsuji of factory zoomer

A Day with Kazumi Tsuji of factory zoomer

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Typically it takes us awhile to get a Journal recap up about our trips to Japan but this time we made it a point to post quicker than usual. This…

Kyoto Moyashi House

Kyoto Moyashi House

Written by Stevenson Aung

In a quiet temple district of Kyoto, dotted with Buddhist temples, stands the Kyoto Moyashi House. Its unassuming façade is like most kyōmachiya (traditional Kyoto style townhouses) but take a…

Church of the Light in Progress

Church of the Light in Progress

Written by Stevenson Aung

The above image is of Tadao Ando giving directions during the construction of one of his most iconic structures, Ibaraki Kasugaoka, otherwise known as Church of the Light. The photo…

Spotlight on Tajika

Spotlight on Tajika

Written by Stevenson Aung

With our upcoming Tajika exhibition just around the corner, we wanted to delve a little deeper into the relevance of showcasing over 80 pairs of different handcrafted scissors! As one…

Spotlight on Hender Scheme

Spotlight on Hender Scheme

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We are beginning our next lineup of exhibitions with none other than Hender Scheme. We couldn’t be more excited for this one! More details to come but for now, mark…

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