Craftland Japan

Foreword by Kengo Kuma

The book is available worldwide since the end of June 2020.

In Japan, there has never been a clear distinction between art, craft and design. Generations of artisans have refined their skills, which are admired around the world. This voyage to Japan’s remote studios features twenty-five craftspeople whose products are intended for everyday life, yet are worthy of museum display.

Visitors and craft and design enthusiasts have long known about the high quality of Japanese craftsmanship, but the products created are little seen outside of the country. Documenting the makers, their workshops and the rural landscapes that surround them, we have closely collaborated with each craftsperson to offer a glimpse into centuries of tradition and wisdom. This breathtaking odyssey into the heart of Japanese culture reveals the ancient techniques that continue to flourish, however much the world around them has changed.

Uwe Röttgen and Katharina Zettl
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-29534-2
ISBN-10: 0-500-29534-4

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Over 580 color photos and black and white images

Number of pages and features

288 pages, 174 mm × 242 mm (6.75 in × 9.5 in), with paperback cover, jacket and bellyband