January 26, 2017

We are featured on two newspaper articles: zbNOW, The Business Times, and Hokkoku Simbun (北国新闻)! Special thanks to Wei, Suan Chiang and Hokkoku Shimbun for the articles on the exhibition and on our collaborative work with the craftsmen from Ishikawa prefecture, Japan....

January 12, 2017

In Ishikawa, my eyes were opened on many levels. The basic level is obviously to the many styles and types of craft that have prevailed in Ishikawa and Japan. 

Craft is almost a word that is hung loosely on every advertorial and used on any product or experience. H...

January 12, 2017

Ishikawa Prefecture has a rich history and one where traditional Japanese culture is still very much alive and part of daily life. This strong culture dates back to the Edo period where the Maeda clan used their wealth to promote culture and education. In this "Kingdom...

January 12, 2017

In this second part, we visit Kanazawa, capital of Ishikawa Prefecture and Yamanaka, a town with a rich woodwork heritage.

After Wajima, we headed to Kanazawa which literally means "stream of gold". It is home to 99% or more of Japan's gold leaf production, and 100% of...

January 12, 2017

We were invited by the Ishikawa Prefectural Government of Japan to visit some companies prior to an exhibition planned in January 2017. This took place in late August and although this is long overdue, we hope to document this important visit there.

We arrived in Komats...

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