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Kamon, Japan’s Family Crests

Kamon—Japan’s family crests—originally referred to as “mondokoro” or “ie no monsho,” were motifs used to express the identity of each family in …

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History of Oobori Soma Pottery

Obori Soma ware is the general name of pottery that has been produced throughout Namie-cho, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture for 300 years from the Genroku …

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A Great Work of Art, Origami

Paper was brought into Japan through Buddhism in the middle of the 6th century, while the paper manufacturing process was introduced in …

colourful kandama

The History of Kendama

People said that Kendama was imported through Silk Road and reached the Nagasaki Port, there was the merely only one place to …