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The Complete Guide to the Chigiri-e Tool Kit: PART 2

Apr 15, 2019

What is your definition of an excellent craft tool? A tool that fits comfortably in your hand? A tool that provides control for accuracy? Yes, those are important elements of a fine tool. We also think that an excellent craft tool is something you will be able to enjoy years of continued use; it is incredibly significant when thinking about investing in a craft tool.

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The Complete Guide to the Chigiri-e Tool Kit: PART 1

Mar 29, 2019

Every crafter knows that the right craft tools can give them the freedom to bring their artistic vision to life.

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Traditional Japanese Art: The Detail Oriented Painter

Feb 19, 2019

The two magnificent animals on this painting are Karajishi, lions of foreign land. Karajishi is one of the iconographic symbols of power in Japan that is believed to drive off evil spirits and represents strong authority and ability. Even though no one ever saw the real beast before arrival of the modern age, Japanese artists had been inspired by descriptions heard by the Chinese to create the mythological figure which looked like a mix of a dragon and a dog.

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A Look Into Etegami - Japanese Water Color Crafts

Jan 25, 2019

 Instructor Introduction Part 3 - Interview

In the previous two blog posts of “A Look Into Etegami - Japanese Water Color Crafts,” a brief description of Etegami and its Instructor Sachiko Hanashiro and her class activities were presented. In this Part 3, we are going to introduce some extracts from her interview on how Etegami has changed her life.

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