Traditional handicrafts of Japan are the work of arts inherited from artisans to artisans through its long history and cultivated on its culturally unique soil. The technique and the art of those works are called Waza, “技” and those excelled in the art are called Takumi, “匠”.
Traditional hand-crafted objects are mostly intended for common, daily use. The design is always simple and functional. Hand made by artisans, those objects connote flavors of human touch. They have unique, warm tastes distinguished from industrial products.
The number of craftsmen inheriting the tradition decreases in these days, and various measures are carried out to protect those traditions and skills into the future.
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