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