Tagged with Japanese craft

E-Book Review: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels)

E-Book Review: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels)

TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels), an e-book published by Airy Rhyme, Inc., is one of a series of e-books about traditional Japanese culture. The series aims to introduce traditional items and skills deeply rooted in Japan, and so far consists of three titles: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels) , SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce) and WASHI (Japanese Paper). This series … Continue reading

Postcard from Japan: Kokeshi

Postcard from Japan: Kokeshi

こけしのこころは見る人の心をうつすこころです “Kokeshi no kokoro wa miru hito no kokoro o utsusu kokoro desu” “The kokeshi’s heart is the heart that reflects the mind of the beholder” (or something like that!)

Gifts from Kyushu

Gifts from Kyushu

Recently I attended an event in London about Kyushu (九州), Japan’s third largest island. It was a great opportunity to learn more about a part of Japan I haven’t yet visited, and I found it very inspiring. Kyushu has so much to offer – from delicious food to traditional towns, hot springs to nature. It … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #50

Weekly Shiritori #50

Last week’s post was about maiko (まいこ / 舞妓), so this week I need to start with こ (ko). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week and played the game – UK Seikatsu who suggested koi (鯉 / carp), kokeshi (こけし / traditional Japanese dolls), cosplay (コスプレ/ costume play), kotatsu (こたつ / a … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #4

Weekly Shiritori #4

Last week’s post was about Shikoku (しこく / 四国), so this week I need to start with く (ku). I didn’t get any suggestions from anyone this week, so I decided to be a bit old-school and search through the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan which is in my office to get some inspiration. In the end, … Continue reading