-Dento Kogei -
THE ART OF JAPANESE CRAFTING
We select and sell items that we deem well-made and well-designed, including “Dentō Kōgei” items; refined artisanal arts and crafts from Japan.
In order for an object to be officially recognized as traditional Japanese craft, it must meet all five of these requirements:
crafted at its place of origin
practical enough for regular use
crafted using traditional materials
crafted using traditional techniques
Each craft demands a set of specialized skills.
Japanese craft works serve a functional or utilitarian purpose, though they may be handled and exhibited similar to visual art objects.
Dento Kogei = 100% MADE IN JAPAN
CERTIFIED JAPANESE TRADITIONAL
CRAFT ITEMS ONLY