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Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts, published by Gestalten, introduces you to artisan cultures in 21st century Japan. The in-depth archives and Irwin Wong's fascinating photographs showcase Japanese artisans who continue old craft traditions in their own work.

In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. Find inspiration in the exploration of handmade processes using sustainable materials and discover the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.

From hand-painted kimono dyeing to wooden trays carving, Handmade in Japan meets the craftspeople of Japan's diverse regions with unique insights into their traditions and how they work.

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Handmade in Japan: Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts


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Author
Gestalten & Irwin Wong
Language
English
Publication year
2020
Edition
First
Binding
Hardback
Pages
320
Size
29 x 22,5 x 3,3 cm
ISBN
978-3-89955-992-7