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29 March 2017
I often notice some confusion about netsuke: what is and what is not a netsuke, what they were used for and how, when they were made, and so on. As a...
30 January 2017
Negoro lacquer wares were produced in Negoro-ji, the head temple of the Shinai Shingon sect of Buddhism. During medieval times, Negoro utensils...
15 November 2016
  At first sight one might think Japanese armors all look similar and their value is more or less the same. They are not. At all. So, what should one...
23 September 2016
To understand how Japanese works of art are dated, here you are a list of the periods and their peculiarities. (Source: Wikipedia)       Jomon (縄文時代...


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