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

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.

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.

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

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.

Takashi Morimoto: the certified traditional craft artisan

The 9 Stories Second Series is about our listed artisan.
He will be producing your order.
9 stories about him, here it comes!

1) Who is Takashi Morimoto?
2) What does it take to be a certified traditional craft artisan?
3) What is his craft?
4) Born as the 3rd generation of the joinery shop
5) Why was the mechanical engineering course?
6) Marrying his muse
7) Disappearing crafts
8) Training new generation
9) The Dream: One day…