Japan

Experience Japanese Embroidery

Japan Embroidery 1

Japanese embroidery, called ‘nihon shishu’, is a complex tradition that incorporates several different embroidery techniques that date back as far as the early Kofun period (the 5th century by our reckoning). The History of Japanese Embroidery Nihon shishu was traditionally reserved for very wealthy, high status individuals. In fact, in the Heian period it was…

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Learn about Paper Making from the Masters

Paper Making

Paper crafts play a huge part in the craft and culture of Japan, and their hand made paper with its intricate designs are considered to be the best in the world. Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. As Japan rushes with…

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Experience a Tea Ceremony in Japan

Tea Ceremony

Japan is famous for many things, but their Tea Ceremony is full of history and tradition and is something that we will be experiencing on our trips to this beautiful country. The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green…

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