Nagakura Kenichi

by Rob Coffland…………………………………………… Nagakura Kenichi was born in Shizuoka City and after completing high school, learned the traditional art of yUzen dyeing (a multi-colored paste resist process). After a few…

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Shono Tokuzo

  Robert Coffland writes about the highly aclaimed Shono Tokuzo………   Shono Tokuzo, born in Oita prefecture, graduated in 1964 in Sculptural Arts from Musashino Art University. Upon his return…

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Yako Hodo

Renowned Japanese bamboo basket expert, Robert Coffland speaks about his long time colleague, Yako Hodo ………….   Yako Hodo was born in Niigata and in 1956, after completing vocational school…

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