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Testing $70 vs $1 nail clippers: The obsessive dedication behind hand-crafted Suwada steel (video)
There’s a Japanese word for demand and passion for excellence that lacks a direct English translation—kodawari. While a difficult word to accuratel...
185-year-old roof tile maker’s exquisite handmade tableware
Traditional tableware from Japan can take on multiple forms, whether it’s the snowy white porcelain of Arita or Kutani, or the mottled finish stony...
The minimalist bath mat created by Japanese plasterers in construction
While the habits of how people use bath mats may differ, fundamentally most bathmats are the same—a it’s rectangular-shaped fabric that acts like a...
Tokyo gift shop showcases unique local goods from all 47 Japanese prefectures
Even if you’ve been to mega malls around the world, the scope and number of department complexes in Shibuya, Tokyo is staggering—you have the two T...