“People hang their pictures high up on the walls, but they place their objects for everyday use close to them and take them in their hands”  Yanagi Soetsu 柳 宗悦 - Philosopher 


Contemporary Japanese artisans and designers have applied the traditions of simplicity, elegance, and harmony to a wide variety of goods beautifully crafted, well designed, and most of which are handmade by master craftsmen working out of small family run studios and employing highly sophisticated production methods and age old ancient techniques passed down for generations.