Japanese Crafts – Hakata dolls

By Mike Sullivan Dolls have always been a favourite creation of Japanese craftspeople, whether it is the relatively simple Kokeshi dolls from the Onsen towns of north Japan, Gosho dolls from Kyoto in central Japan or Hakata dolls from Fukuoka in the south of the country. Each kind of doll has its own particular beauty […]

Great Craftspeople of the Past – Kagoshima Juzo 1898-1982

Japanstore.jp has a focus on great craftspeople and designers of today, and in future we will begin featuring interviews with many of these people, but we should always remember that we all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. For example, it is easy to explain about different types of crafts, but […]