Posts Tagged ‘ traditional crafts ’

Kokeshi Dolls

May 13th, 2009 | By | Category: History & Culture

While not the kind of dolls that little girls usually play with, kokeshi dolls are instantly recognizable as Japanese.  Beautifully painted with traditional Japanese motifs or simply varnished these wooden dolls originated in the Tohoku region of northern Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). It is believed that these dolls were originally created by woodwork […]

Making Geta – Traditional Shoes of Japan

Feb 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Geta are traditional Japanese wooden clogs that are worn with Yukata and can be heard before they are seen.  As the wearer approaches on a quiet street the click-clack can be heard for blocks. On a recent trip to the Japanese Traditional Craft Center with Danielle of Narrative Disorder we enjoyed watching a Geta maker […]