Pop Culture and Japan

10 Gift Ideas For Lovers Of Japanese Craftsmanship

Beautiful craftsmanship goes hand in hand with Japanese culture. For centuries, artisans have created high-quality goods made from natural materials that tell the story of the area they come from. From products as simplistic as a bowl, to items that are detailed as a ceramic pot, Japanese craftsmanship infuses a level of sophistication that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

There are plenty of great gifts out there for people who appreciate the beauty of Japanese craftsmanship and here are ten ideas.

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Japanese Fashion

Why Is Issey Miyake One Of The Greatest Fashion Designers Of All Time?

There are many famous names in the fashion world, with the likes of Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren all leaving a distinctive mark on the industry. A name that deserves to be held in the same esteem is Issey Miyake. Born in Japan, Miyake is known for his technology-based clothing that combines flexibility and comfort. Having come from humble beginnings, Miyake has looked to constantly innovate and redefine the fashion industry for the better. Continue reading “Why Is Issey Miyake One Of The Greatest Fashion Designers Of All Time?”