26 Jan '14, 12pm

Renaissance of handcrafts- BUNKOGAWA leather crafts

Renaissance of handcrafts- BUNKOGAWA leather crafts

JAPAN – Recently, the beauty and the precious value of handcrafts by skilled craftsmen has begun to recognized and coveted widely all over the world. This trend is also occurring in Japan, where handcrafts such as porcelain, urushi lacquerware, weaving fabric, bamboo crafts and so on, have regained popularity. Perfect timing as a large part of those crafts and skills were going into decline, with some of them almost disappeared after the modernization and westernization flood into Japan. “BUNKOGAWA”, hand-crafted leather with stunning embossed design and artful colored, is one example of such “Renaissance of handcrafts”. BUNKOGAWA is one kind of leather crafts in Japan that has its origin around Himeji City, Hyogo prefecture in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). During the Edo period (1603-1868) decorated letter boxes named “Bunko” were the fashion. Thus, the leatherwork ca...

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