1. Stony Expressions

    To think of crafted items in Japan is rarely to think in terms of stone. The country that is home to the world’s old…

  2. Way to Go

    In an age in which computers routinely give gr…

  3. Silk Tops

    Industrial espionage, according to the Byzanti…

  4. Fruits of Success

    Back in a far-off, less-globalized day, when J…

  5. Lacquer Respect

    Lacquer has been an integral part of Japanese …

  6. Brush Work 

  7. Eating with Grace

  8. Masked Identities

  9. Theatrical Leanings

  10. Bowled Over