From Cradle to Grave
Watch Shuji Nakagawa using techniques refined and passed down for over 700 years. Nakagawa’s work has established what it means to bring sleek modernity to commonly-seen pieces.
The Weight of 400 Years
Carrying on the legacy of 16 generations of potters, Hosai Matsubayashi is the human embodiment of the evolution of tea culture in Japan. Find out through this documentary how he pursues Kireisabi and the uncertainty the potters face to see the fruits of their labor.
Hiromichi Nakade, Maker of Oryoki Bowls
Meet Hiromichi Nakade and Kazuya Fujimoto, the makers of the Oryoki and Kodaiwan bowls. A master craftsman sits with his former apprentice to speak about their hope for the declining crafts industry in Japan, as well as the appeal of craftsmanship.
Takuya Tsutsumi, 4th-generation Urushi Refiner
Through his passions for surfing, skateboarding, and the outdoors, Takuya Tsutsumi, spearheads a movement to revitalize the urushi industry in Japan. Learn about the state of the industry and his thoughts on the connection between nature, crafts, and culture.
Masao Kiyoe, Maker of Indigo Wall Pieces
The construction worker turned first-generation craftsman started his career from scratch, from learning how to harvest indigo to bringing his dynamic designs to life. Learn about his journey of becoming a craftsman in this interview.
Gaku Nakane, Maker of Whimsical Ceramic Pieces
Inspired by the cliffs, stream, and woods that surrounds his childhood home, the 26-year-old potter's ceramic pieces are nostalgic, whimsical, and organic. Watch the interview to meet the artisan.
Wataru Myoshu, Maker of Wabi-Sabi Vases
Pulling inspiration from materials that have withstood the test of time, from earthy walls of buildings to older bronze vessels and roman glass, his pieces are a reflection of time passed. Learn more about his inspiration and journey to becoming a potter.