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Woodblock printing

Woodblock printing

The process of woodblock printing (Ukiyo-e) is very meticulous and highly personal. The peak in popularity occurred during the 17th Century, and Printmakers have continued to add their unique touch to...
Tinware

Tinware

Background  Nousaku began manufacturing Buddhist alter fittings, tea sets and flower vases made of brass and bronze in Takaoka in 1916. Later, Nousaku started to specialize in tableware, home accessor...
Shoichi Sakurai

Shoichi Sakurai

Shoichi Sakurai’s exhibition “The Art of Enlightenment” opened at Wa Space on November 15th, 2014 to great excitement from a wide range of attendees (including us!). 4 months of plan...
Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

Last Saturday started a bit grey, and didn’t get all that much brighter outside, but fortunately for Wa Space we had a warm, flickering display of Ibaraki prefecture’s Suzumo’s lante...
Rie Okabayashi

Rie Okabayashi

The Wa Group held our opening for Tokyo’s resident sumi artist Rie Okabayashi at Wa Space in the Akasaka district of Minato-ku over the weekend, and it was a hit!
Marui Zoukei

Marui Zoukei

Tansu is the name used for Japan’s traditional cabinetry that first emerged between 1688 and 1703. They were originally used as mobile storage units for a number of, mostly, commercial purposes.