monomo — crafts — life — connection

Connecting cultural travel + traditional craft artisans


A craftperson’s atelier is often a sacred and private space where the artisan can freely communicate their creativity. monomo offers exclusive access to these spaces, expanding your cultural explorations and creating a personal relationship between you and Japanese craft tradition. With our extensive network and expert guides, we customize and coordinate unique travel experiences around your distinct interests.

What We Offer

  • Quintessential cultural experiences for foreign visitors who are interested in Japanese crafts, craftsmanship, culture, design and art
  • monomo offers custom tours tailored around the publicly closed (private) ateliers of traditional craftspeople throughout Japan
  • Crafts are usually purchasable in person at the atelier, or by custom order

Areas Of Expertise

  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork
  • Pottery
  • Papercraft
  • Textiles
  • Other rare artisan trades and techniques

What You Can Expect

  • Intimate dialog with artisans
  • Exclusive workshops & events focused on your unique interests
  • Educational opportunities with individualized informational material
  • Interpreters available when needed for seamless travel

Quintessential cultural experiences with monomo’s special craft knowledge