Explore Craftsmanship and Culture in Japan
Japan is known for its tradition’s artistry and craftsmanship, to be found in items like washi paper, kimono and ceramics. Japanese cuisine, too, is gaining traction.
From cutting edge technology to traditionally crafted artisanal goods, Japanese producers excel at the art of creation.
See the process, taste the results and meet the people who make Japan such a fascinating and innovative place.
Craftsman in Japan
TAKUMI NEXT project aims to support Japanese craftsman striving to expand their markets abroad.
Experiences in Japan
Learn what you can experiece in Japan from our video clips, featuring Visit Japan Tourism Ambassadors.
Industrial Tourism in Japan
Enjoy factory tours, plant tours, craft centers, industrial museums, farm tours, brewery tours and more. From cutting edge technology to traditionally crafted artisanal goods, Japanese producers excel at the art of creation.See the process, taste the results and meet the people who make Japan such a fascinating and innovative place.
Putting an end to the age of mass production and consumption, placing importance on design, and shifting to handmade manufacturing.
Essence of Japan -Mastery Collection-
JETRO ( Japan External Trade Organization) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) launched the project "Takumi Next " to support Japanese craftsman to expand their markets abroad.
This project involves Japanese producers who excel at the art of creation utilizing the local resources such as crafts, traditional products, and household goods that will lead the next generation of Japan.
Their products present the highest quality mastery products made in Japan with strong background in traditional techniques and rich cultural context behind the works.
Through the lens of these craftsmen, you can glimpse the inner workings of a nation, Japanese history and the industries that drive its economy and its vision for the future.