〔KATEIGAHO INTERNATIONAL Japan EDITION〕
The definitive source for insight into Japan’s arts and culture. Here is your key to discovering not only Japan’s traditions and arts, but also practical lifestyle ideas, how to travel Japan like an insider, today’s icons and trends…and more.
Nihonbashi Time Trip
Come and visit Tokyo’s Nihonbashi neighborhood, developed in the days of the shogun into one of the most dynamic centers of its kind in the world. Discover the district, then and now, by exploring the secrets to its prosperity, preserved through the centuries by the gallant Edo spirit.
Plums and Camellias — Naoki Sasaki captures the charms
Camellias are cherished for the vivid splash of color they bring into winter’s grayness. Whispering hints of spring, plum blooms enchant us with their elegant aroma. Using these two iconic Eastern beauties, Naoki Sasaki turns blossoms and branches into exquisite floral art.
Jewels on the Table – Tiny Plates with Huge Appeal
A minuscule mamezara, or “bean-sized plate,” can open the door to a world of intense beauty. Pick up one of these objets d’art, wrought with consummate care, and you’ll feel like you’re holding the universe in your palm.
Sweet Pedigree – Ishikawa’s festive wagashi legacy
Thanks to the art of the tea ceremony, encouraged by the Maeda lords of wealthy Kaga province, today’s Ishikawa prefecture carries on renowned traditions of Japanese wagashi confections. Indulge in these delicate sweets, prepared especially for events of the season.
Serving up the seasons -Autumn and winter recipes from Kyoto
Appetizers for autumnal nights? Fish preparations to ward off winter chill? Culinary specialist Chizuru Ohara shares recipes for the seasons’ savory bounty, straight from her Kyoto kitchen.
Daisetsuzan:Life in the icy white forest
The largest national park in Hokkaido, Daisetsuzan is located in the central part of the island, covered with deep snow for three-quarters of the year. Abundant wildlife has adapted to its severe habitat.
Design Lab — Patterns /Architecture / Books / Products
Cutting-edge designs that blend old and new in captivating ways • Patterns: “Exotic” kites with a European touch • Architecture: Green hills for roaming and learning • Books: Local cuisine that delights the palate and the eye • Products: Mamori-musubi — blessed be the ties that bind • Products: Tradition in a trinket box
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