HANDMADE IN JAPAN - The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts

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At a time when global interest in small-scale handmade products is growing in response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country's artisans, revealing their relentless pursuit of excellence and what it means to dedicate one's life to preserving an irreplaceable cultural heritage. Be inspired by the exploration of handmade processes using sustainable materials and discover the effort these makers put into ensuring each product is perfect.
From dyeing a hand-painted kimono to carving wooden trays, Handmade in Japan encounters the artisans of Japan's diverse regions with unique insights into their traditions and ways of working.
  • Title: Handmade in Japan
  • Author: Shapes & Irwin Wong.
  • Publisher: Shapes
  • Release date: March 2020.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:
  • Size: 22.5 × 29 cm
  • Weight:1451gr.
  • Cover: Full colour, hardcover, stitch bound, 320 pages.
  • Printed in Germany


About the author

Irwin Wong is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Tokyo. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he moved to Japan in 2005. He developed an interest in crafts after photographing several artisans for his work. His clients include Apple, The Washington Post, Forbes and Nike.

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