Fascinating video on the production and uses of silk from Japan. This amazing material has rich history in the Japanese culture. As you see in the video, Japanese silk was used for more than just kimono as it is very strong and protects against UV radiation. .
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
20th Century – tattooing in Japan remained illegal
until the end of WWII when General MacArthur liberalized the Japanese
laws. Today, tattoos remain largely unaccepted.
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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