MEGUMI Event Report — A food and craft event celebrating the blessings of spring and craftsmanship passed through the generations.
On April 29th, monomo hosted a food and craft event titled “MEGUMI” in celebration of the blessings of spring and craftsmanship passed down over the generations.
This cross-cultural communication ...
Crafting southern "charms" — Tomoko Kishaba re-invents Okinawan tradition
Hoping for happiness is universal. –Tomoko Kishaba
For most of its history, Okinawa was not a part of Japan. Known as the Ryukyu Kingdom for 450 years (1429-1879), this small chain of islands is...
Nanban maki-e — An impossible marriage in 1543
Close Encounters with the Unknown
When I was writing an article about KARAFURU, I ended up doing a lot of research on the Japanese lacquer art technique known as maki-e, which I really didn’t know...