The Japanese term Shokunin (しょくにん) emphasises the spiritual connection Japanese craftsmanship has with creation.

Japanese artists and designers are among the most dedicated in the world, as seen by their outstanding achievements in modern architecture, art, design and Shodō, to name a few.

In addition, Japanese craftsmanship and designs have long been admired worldwide and serve Japans’ true nature and attention to detail. For artisans from Japan devoting their lives to traditional Japanese arts, these daily practised trades and skills often serve as life-long roles for artisans through modern and historical times.

Our content explores some of Japan’s most cherished trades, including unique elements of the Japanese lifestyles and beliefs.