Insect in High End Bamboo Craft

>Wood and bamboo have had a place in Japanese art and history since the beginning; Japanese carpentry has a long tradition. Secular and religious buildings were made out of this material as well as items used in the household—normally dishes and boxes. Bamboo is a common material in Asia, and Noriyuki Saitoh bring a fresh and magnificent perspective for bamboo craft

Beauty Pottery’s Kawai Kanjiro

Kawai Kanjirō (河井 寛次郎, 24 August 1890 – 18 November 1966) was a Japanese potter and a key figure in mingei(Japanese folk art) and studio pottery movements, he was known one of best mastery in stoneware pottery in his era. When you become so absorbed in your work that beauty flows naturally then your work truly becomes a work of art,” he wrote in an essay titled “We Do Not Work Alone.”

Five Modernism Painter Who Discovered Theirs Idea in Japanese Art

Vincent Van Gogh While in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to a myriad of artistic styles, including the Japanese woodblock print, or “ukiyo-e.” These prints were only made available in the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Van Gogh collected works by Japanese ukiyo-e masters like Hiroshige and Hokusai and claimed these works were as important […]

Japanese Create Incredible Animal Sculptures out of Newspaper Rolls

There is this Japanese artist named Chie Hitotsuyama who can transform used newspapers into completely stunning animal sculptures. If for most of us newspaper only serves reading passages, commercials and ads or job vacancies column, for Chie they mean a whole different purpose. Check out what she did to used newspaper. You like it everyone?

Giant Pen & Ink Drawing Done in 10 Hours each Day for 3.5 Years

It’s nothing ordinary if Japanese are so tough and the nation is thought to be as much stronger than its buildings. Only almost six years after the country was struck by Tōhoku earthquake and the tsunami in 2011, Japan can completely rebuild itself. And for that, Manabu Ikeda, a pen & ink artist,  just recently finished massive drawing called Rebirth […]

Naive Thread Art Japanese Style from Kintaro Ishikawa

One of outstanding thread artist in Japan is Kintaro Ishikawa. He started to make the thread art in 1994. The main materials of thread are cotton and silk. The method of the thread art is to stick thread on an adhesive board. It takes a month to accomplish a work. He spends 6 hours to […]