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6 basic knowledge of KUDE-SHOUJI: The Traditional Crafts of Kagawa, Japan

If you have all the answers for following questions, you can skip this article.
1) What is KUDE-SHOUJI?
2) What is the difference between SHOUJI and KUDE-SHOUJI?
3) What are the functional advantages to use KUDE skill?

Like The Language of Flowers? The meaning of the patterns in Japan

Straight to the point! Many traditionally used patterns have meanings. Japanese culture also has used uncountable numbers of patterns. In this article, we introduce 3 patterns used in Japan. We hope this knowledge would help you someday to pick surveyors for your friends and family.

SHOUSETSU(小雪) [more than 4 seasons]

The 20th season of the 24 seasons. SHOUSETSU is the season Japanese people start to get ready the seasonal gifts called “OSEIBO (お歳暮)”. And the seasonal weather which is perfect for you to visit Japanese Garden.

A Japanese Gift Custom to Enhance Your Business| Impress your client | The Biggest Gift Market in Japan

OSEIBO is the biggest annual gift custom in Japan. Not just because it is culturally important for Japanese people to have good business relationships, it could be a huge opportunity for you, so we thought this information might be useful for you. Did you know that the OSEIBO market size is bigger than the Christmas one, in Japan?

5 Ways to Expand Your Trip Experience in Japan with Traditional Crafts

Today, let’s talk about how to enjoy the world of Japanese traditional crafts! 5 ways to enhance your experience while you stay in Japan.

RITTOU(立冬) [more than 4 seasons]

It’s Official! Winter has come! Watch out for The 1st “KOGARASHI(木枯らし)”!
Today, we will tell you about 3 THINGS about the kind of wind blows this time of the year.
Because it is one of the great examples of “the 24 seasons” are used in our life!
When the wind blows, our head curator starts to think about how to spend her New Year Holiday.

5 things you only need to know about Traditional Crafts in Japan!

It is one of the authentic experiences you can get in Japan; looking at, knowing, or/and getting Local Traditional Crafts in Japan. But do we all know “what exactly Traditional Crafts of Japan/the Region means”?

In this article, we will tell you 5 things you only need to know about “The Traditional Crafts” in Japan. This article will take you to the “knowing about it a bit more than average Japanese people” level.

Kozy: the Setouchi glass photo artist

He was not born as an artist. But environment found him to be one. Isn’t is interesting? Here are 9 short stories of Kozy.

Ep.1 WHO IS Kozy?
Ep.2 “NOTHING LIKE WHO I AM TODAY”
Ep.3 THE BEACH CHANGED EVERYTHING
Ep.4 THREE MONKS VISIT?! & ZAP!!
Ep.5 IT WAS JUST A PART OF THE JOB
Ep.6 FINDING PEACE in SEA GLASS
Ep.7 URGE to LEARN MORE
Ep.8 SOMETHING DRASTICALLY CHANGED
Ep.9 EXPERIENCE TO EVERYONE

SOUKOU(霜降) [more than 4 seasons]

1 FUNNY FACT & 1 RECOMMENDATION for you to enjoy Autumn Leaves in JAPAN.
SOUKOU is the 18th season of “the 24 seasons”. From this season you start to notice morning frost. When the temperature drops enough, it is the season of a beautiful phenomenon nature gives; Autumn Foliage! We share with you 2 things about them!

Kae: the product producer

HOW did IT HAPPEN?!
A former apparel designer who had nothing to do with Japanese Traditional Crafts ended up creating the future of it! How?! Why?!
The 9 Stories Third Series is about a product producer.
Ep.1/9 WHO IS Kae?
Ep.2/9 DESIGNING OWN CLOTHES SINCE SHE WAS A CHILD.
Ep.3/9 BEING AN APPAREL DESIGNER IN KOBE.
Ep.4/9 MARRYING INTO THE WORLD OF TRADITIONAL CRAFT.
Ep.5/9 GENERATING A NEW CATEGORY.
Ep.6/9 TO THE WORLD!
Ep.7/9 CONNECTING WITH OTHER ARTISANS’ PROBLEMS.
Ep.8/9 THE MOMENT: THE REALIZATION OF HER CALLING.
Ep.9/9 FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS.