handicrafts

Fukushima recovery boosted via sneakers made from Aizu kimono textiles loved by samurai

Contribute to the cause and keep a centuries-old tradition alive on the streets by wearing 450 years of history on your feet.

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Vlogger walks us through a traditional Japanese handicraft fair 【Video】

Although the world is becoming more and more technologically advanced every day, many people in Japan are holding fast to the traditions of the past. While robots and machines can do a lot for us, they will never take the place of the men and women who carry on many of Japan’s traditional crafts, such as woodwork and sword-making.

Last weekend, YouTuber Sharla in Japan paid a visit to the Arakawa traditional handicraft festival in Tokyo and made a short video briefly showcasing a variety of these traditional goods.

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