Kiso Valley 2013

From Tsumago to Magome

This is one of the biggest and oldest craft fairs in Japan, attracting around 50,000 visitors every year.

Matsumoto Crafts Fair 2016

Matsumoto Crafts Fair 2016

This is one of the biggest and oldest craft fairs in Japan, attracting around 50,000 visitors every year.

Shinichiro Kanouya

»A tableware is a kimono for cookery«

Kyoto born artist Shinichiro Kanouya creates pottery of simple shapes and rusty colors. His ash glaze over slip-decorated style is one of our favorites at Matsumoto Crafts Fair 2016, where we met the artist for our Craft Talk No. 5.

Shinpei Mawatari

»I found freedom in creating things with clay«

Earthy and refined. These two words maybe best describe Shinpei Mawatari’s work.

Ryosuke Ando

»I want to execute everything myself«

White and silver – what thrills us about Ryosuke Ando’s works are their chic and distinctive forms. We met the artist at this year’s Matsumoto Crafts Fair.