Art in the everyday
In Japan there is no rigid distinction between arts and crafts—both have a long, distinguished history and are equally prized. Traditional decorative crafts still thrive throughout the country, with the most skilled practitioners revered as Living National Treasures.
Across the country you can visit markets and workshops brimming with an array of beautiful decorative crafts—some even offer the opportunity to try your hand at making your own. The following are some of most popular types.