japanese handcraft by ryuji mitani

This beautiful woodwork has been made by Ryuji Mitani who is a bit of a local handcraft hero in Japan. He set up his own workshop in Matsumoto in 1981 called Persona Studio, specialising in wooden tableware, working with local craftsmen to try and keep traditional handcraft skills alive.

In celebration of his book ‘Handcraft in Distant Towns, Japanese shop Sfera is hosting an exhibition of the items featured in the book.

The exhibition can be visited in Kyoto, Japan, until 30th August 2009.

(via Wallpaper magazine)

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  • Thankyou so much for this discovery! I not only love the work, I love the website style too. It’s a real treat to see this Japanese stuff on your blog.