utsuwa japanese objects for everyday use

Japanese craft has long been revered for its quality & beauty & these skills have an important place in japanese life. Utsuwa meaning 'for everyday use' embodies the ethos of handmaking in japan where handcrafted wares must be as practical as they are beautiful. This book by sisters kylie & tiffany johnson takes us behind the scenes into the private studios of some of japan's most exciting artisans to reveal stories of material, method, place & culture. It guides us through quiet galleries & colourful marketplaces where the provenance of a piece is central to its story. Utsuwa is a love letter to the makers & sellers & to all those who share the japanese reverence for tradition & beauty. Hardcover.