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Evolved Japanese traditional crafts

Cups by "Korindo" traditional lacquer craft company since 1938.

Cups by “Korindo” traditional lacquer craft company since 1938.

International interior design exhibition “Interior lifestyle Tokyo” was hold in Tokyo last week. 769 brands participated from Japan and overseas. 28,119 people visited for 3 days. That was maximum in the past.

One of Japanese interior design tends is “refocusing on Japanese traditional culture”. But, it does not mean “back to the old days”.

They are redesigned more stylish for adjusting to modern lifestyle by utilizing the traditional skills.

Japanese traditional iron tea pot. They used to be all "black", but now become colorful. ( By Roji )

Japanese traditional iron tea pot by “Roji”. They used to be all “black”, but now become colorful.

Cups by  traditional lacquer craft "gatomikio" since 1908.

Cups by traditional lacquer craft “gatomikio” since 1908.

 

Most of them are so-called “traditional crafts”. A lot of people used to have mindsets that “traditional crafts” had to be protected. Therefore, Japanese traditional crafts had not changed and kept making same things in the same way for long time.

In recent years, their strict craftsman spirit have become more flexible.

canvas bags "ougi". Ouigi means "fan". It is fan design bags. Made by "KOSHO" traditional Japanese fabric artist in Kyoto. Won "KYOTO DESIGN AWARD 2013".

Fan design canvas bags “ougi”. Ouigi means “fan”. Made by “KOSHO” traditional Japanese fabric artist in Kyoto. Won “KYOTO DESIGN AWARD 2013”.

iPhone case by  traditional lacquer craft company "Korindo"

iPhone cases by traditional lacquer craft company “Korindo”

 

These interior items are no longer just for special events, such as cereblating New year, add spice to daily life.
 

(Photo & Report : Oasismedia)

 

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