KoLe Shikoku, Japan

Items & Experiences, Made & Found JUST FOR YOU from Shikoku, JAPAN

URUSHI 101: The ARTIFACT SHOWS THE BEST CHARACTER of URUSHI

SHIKKI or Japanese lacquerware is one of the best-known Japanese Traditional Crafts. But do we really know about the material? SHIKKI is a product that is painted or/and worked with URUSHI. In this article, we cover the super basics of URUSHI and a great example of how URUSHI was used. Once you know these, you will know about URUSHI material more than some Japanese people!

HARIKO TORA and THE YEAR OF TIGER – the local traditional craft of Kagawa, Japan –

The year 2022 is the year of TIGER! So, we would like to introduce one local traditional craft which to do with tiger and an item that you can paint your own tiger. This is an archive of our audio content. This is 3 parts series. Each audio contents are about 3 minutes 30 second.

When is the best hour to visit Shrines & Why? Travel Tip Japan

When you travel to Japan, visiting Shrines and Temples is a great experience. You get to see buildings and cultures unique to Japan there. Many guide books and travel blogs list some shrines and temples as “must visit” places. So, it won’t be hard for you to find “WHERE” to visit. But how about “WHEN”?

In this article, we will tell you about the following:
+What is a Shrine?
+Difference between Shrines and Temples (How to spot Shrines)
+3 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Shrines
+The Best Hours to Visit Shrines and The Reasons
+The Way To Spend Time at Shrines ~Elementary~
+The Way to Spend Time at Shrines ~Intermediate~
+The Shrine must to visit in Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan

TOUJI(冬至) [more than 4 seasons]

Guess, one Japanese custom that people do on Winter Solstice Day. Do you like taking a hot long bath? Do you like citrus fruits? Then you might like this custom.

TAISETU(大雪) [more than 4 seasons]

TAISETSU(大雪) is the 21st season of the 24 seasons. Some parts of Japan get snow and start to stick, but not in plain areas of Shikoku. Today, It’s about superstitious fish for people who want to succeed in their business or career, today. The fish is in season, this time of the year. Let’s find it out.

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.

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.

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!