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Nakagawa Shuji: Oke Maker

On September 2, 2014 By

“Grandfather at work was beautiful to watch.” Shuji remembers, “And the products he created were also splendid and of high-quality. The ideal of the Japanese woodcraft artisan is that at the final sweep of the plane, the separate elements become a single object. My grandfather was making oke that way.”

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Kimono Aloha Fashion

On October 3, 2011 By


Facing the kimono industry’s rapid decline, Kameda Kazuaki, president of the Kameda Tomisen factory and fashion store Pagong, searched for an alternative way to use and market beautiful silk kimono fabrics

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On Chairs

On April 16, 2011 By


A time-darkened chair of oak, it stood among other chairs of other kinds, empty of all but time and craft, in a warehouse for antiques; a sign said the chair had been made in England a couple of hundred years ago.

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