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How Ukiyo-e Prints are made

A great video on traditional Japanese wood block printing.

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Kyoto Kimono we have a few Ukiyo-e Woodblock Prints for sale. Click here to browse them.

#ukiyo-e, #woodblock, #woodblock prints, #japanese techniques, #printmaking, #japanese art







Unique Find!


We found this delightful shop on Etsy with beautiful sumi-e painted items including wedding kimono and button-down shirts.

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We sell these white wedding kimono, called shiromuku, when we get them in. Click here to browse.

#sumi-e,#japanese painting, #sumi-e art,#painting on fabric, #traditional japanese arts, #unique wedding



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Here's one of our haiku from our Monthly Newsletter

Hope Springs Eternal

Sense the night fading,
Listen to the chickadee,
See? The sun rises…


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Transform an old, treasured chair!

The amazing transformation of this old chair is the result of re-covering it with a large Japanese furoshiki (and, as you can see, it’s also been repainted).
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We sell smaller versions of this design – maybe they’re the right size a pillow or chair back you’ve been meaning to transform….? Click the photo or here to view them all!

#upcycled, #repurposed, #home decor, #furoshiki, #reupholstery, #decor ideas, #japanese fabric





Brief Timeline of Tattoos in Japan


From 5000 BC (!!) to present day, tatoos have held a unique place in Japanese culture, starting from its beginnings as a form of punishment to its place as body art today!

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5,000 BC – figurines dating back to 5,000 BC were uncovered and the engravings on their face are thought to represent tattoo marks .....through.....
20th Century – tattooing in Japan remained illegal until the end of WWII when General MacArthur liberalized the Japanese laws. Today, tattoos remain largely unaccepted.


#japanese tattoo, #tattoo as punishment, #yakuza tattoo,#timeline, #oldjapan





Sashimono - Traditional Japanese Woodworking Techniques

Quite fascinating! Although it is not textile related, we love all traditional Japanese craft techniques. The video is a little long (30 min), but shows beautiful finished pieces, nifty tools, and excellent examples of the inner workings of this traditional craft. Worth the watch!

#sashimono, #woodworking, #japanese craft, #japanese culture, #traditional techniques, #furniture making