KoLe Shikoku, Japan

excellent items from Shikoku Japan to the world

Kagawa

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…

OBON (お盆) [more than 4 seasons]

You BETTER NOT to meet up with Japanese people during “OBON”. But WHY? In this article I will walk you through the culture behind it and the reason to avoid it, as well as a trip tip to keep you safe. 

The short & effective catchphrase written in the 18th century by an inventor from Kagawa, Japan has changed a Japanese custom ever since.

HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!
On “The day of OX in DO-YO-U”, a lot of Japanese people eat eels. The idea was introduced by an inventor who just wanted to help an eel restaurant in the Edo period (1603-1868). This is the real story of how great marketing could become one country’s tradition or custom.

Newly added – ARTIST – Kozy – Setouchi glass photo artist

Hi, I’m Satoko the Head Curator of KoLe. I am very happy to announce a new artist joined us. He has been on a quite unique journey to find himself as an artist. So I would love to write about him here.

New Shop Open! Products of Takashi Morimoto.

Wonderful news! Everyone! Now you can visit a shop to view the products of Takashi Morimoto the our partner artisan! It is called “TASUKI international”. And this is one of dream come true story of a working & creative female.

The view of Shikoku on YouTube

When you travel abroad, it is hard to experience all year round view or hard to pick which season you would like to visit. Here we might have solution.

newly added -ARTISAN- Takashi Morimoto – KUDE SHOUJI certified Japanese traditional craftsmen.

Takashi Morimoto is a KUDE-SHOUJI artisan as well as fixture artisan. However what he creates is beyond what he is trained to make. Learn what he means by “SHU-HA-RI” and “ONKOZANSHIN”.