Study authentic Japanese artisans techniques from the comfort of your home with our DIY Waza Kits.
We collaborate with the best in their field to bring you the best of Japanese craftsmanship. We offer free online master classes to start with and for those interested to dive deeper we will be offering advanced classes soon.
Warazaiku, a craft made of straw, was first mentioned in the genesis story of Japan compiled in 712. Tightly intertwined with agriculture and the Shinto religion, it was traditionally crafted by farmers with the byproduct of rice harvest. Made by coiling the straw between the palms of the craftspeople’s hands, prayers for good fortune are interwoven into the amulet.
The linen wall pieces handcrafted by Kiyoe Masao have quickly become bestsellers. He specializes in dyeing with natural materials, one of them being indigo dye which was used to create this piece. The shades of blue are achieved by several rounds of dyeing, while the dynamic pattern is created with the traditional shibori, or Japanese tie dye, technique.
The Japanese way of keeping in harmony with the seasons and the local environment will always be at our core. That’s why Pieces of Japan is committed to prioritizing the sustainability of craftsmen and the natural resources that support them.
We believe that in sharing beautiful, durable, handmade products that last for generations, we can take steps away from our current throwaway culture to create meaningful connections with the things we own.