The Epic Diplomacy of Winter Sonata in Japan disqus.com

It’s no secret that Japan and Korea have a strained relationship. It wasn’t even 20 years ago that Korea lifted their ban on Japanese media (it was partially lifted in 1998, and fully lifted in 2004)…

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Japanese Lacquer Ware nihon-ichiban.com

Japanese Craft using Lacquer Real Japanese lacquer is an organic substance made from the sap of the urushi tree (Rhus verniciflua). The sap is collected by scratching the tree and it then is refined …

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Kumu: A New Gallery in Tokyo To Showcase Craftsmanship From Around Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

Kumu (written ??, in Japanese) means to connect or unite. And it’s the name of Noriko Konuma’s new gallery space nestled in the Bakurocho neighborhood Northeast of central Tokyo. True to their name, …

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