〔KATEIGAHO INTERNATIONAL 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.
Metal a la Mode Lustrous works by today’s visionaries
A new wave of high-style metalware for daily enjoyment is emerging in Japan. Innovative designs can adorn such settings as the living room or kitchen with a warmth totally different from the hard, cold,sharp image that people often have of metal. We showcase the newest trends in metal artistry.
A tableware revolution
Table settings in Japan traditionally tend to be wood, lacquer, or ceramics. But today’s metalworks are a delight to use. Vessels and utensils are handcrafted of copper, aluminum, and titanium. Take a look at some surprising examples.
Beautiful forms designed for a reason
From iron kettles to garden shears and playful pin holders, metalcraft has evolved into myriad forms and styles. Over time each tool, utensil, or implement has come to serve a purpose pleasingly.
Artists love metal for the wide range of creativity it allows them. We introduce sculptors working in iron, bronze, copper, and more in their pursuit of art. They share their unique views and works.
Takaoka – A tale told by the masters of metal
Takaoka, in Toyama prefecture, has a history of metal casting that dates back more than 400 years.Today innovative artisans of all metalworking specialties are launching their industry into a new golden age and gaining international acclaim for their efforts.
At Home with Antiques — Find a treasure that captures your heart
Antiques are a treasure trove of the craftsmanship and creativity of earlier generations. Who knows what you may find at antique stores and fairs? We visit collectors who enjoy using their favorite discoveries in daily life. Along with a comprehensive guide to select shops and fairs, we zero in on the appeal of Japanese antiques.
Un Festin pour le President — Arts de la table fusing France and Japan
A luncheon par excellence was staged by the Japanese government for French president François Hollande in June. The meal was prepared by master culinary artist Kiyomi Mikuni and his “dream team” of chefs. Dishes contained the choicest ingredients of both countries, creating a symphony of flavor, aroma, and texture.
Autumn Aflame — The compleat leaf-peepers’ guide to Japan
Japan adores autumn. People go into the mountains and to temples to enjoy the brilliant colors. From Hokkaido to Kyushu, we feature must-see spots for autumn scenery and explain the types and characteristics of different leaves so you will be able to enjoy the season with a new perspective.
Silent Call of the Forest — Niki Club’s artistic vision
Works — A cold autumnal wind Art and text by Toko Shinoda
Portraits of Fuji-san
Herald the New Year with Osechi
Artist Interviews Ohgushi–Beauty and the blot Isao Tomita–Master of the polyphonic palette
Art & Entertainment: 16 upcoming exhibitions, films, and events
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