A Photographic Voyage into the Heart of Japanese Culture

Title:
Craftland Japan

Author:
Uwe Röttgen & Katharina Zetti

Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

Regions of Japan are renowned for specific traditions, many of which are born of local materials and the natural settings in which they are produced. The authors set out across the country to find the finest examples of crafts, document the most ingenious contemporary makers, their remote workshops and the landscapes which surround them. The result is a photographic voyage into the heart of Japanese culture, portraying 25 artisans who work with natural materials to produce objects which are intended for everyday life, but are worthy of museum display.