re than any other element in that society, helped create a consciousness among Japanese of their history and identity and provided, and still provide, a context for an understanding of the aims and accomplishments of their culture. In addition, there is now a greater interest in traditional Japanese culture abroad than ever before. Art exhibition, touring theatrical groups, translations of traditional Japanese literature...
This implies that the Japanese culture is one of the cultures in the world that is quite authentic. This is the main reason as to why I chose for my essay to analyze the Japanese craftsmanship. The craftsmanship itself has simplicity and pays attention to the rigorous details and furthermore the procedure and art of how the objects are made with. One of the main inspiration of the Japanese concept is from my visit to an exhibition that was held at Design Museum ”Product Fitness 80” by Muji that was held in the last spring of 2012. In this exhibition I was inspired greatly by the main purpose of the exhibition which was to bring into focus the minimum usage of materials and energy in order to make various products. One of the eye catching products that I saw in this exhibition is the pottery that was assembled using Kintsugi technique. This technique uses old objects that are recycled in order to come up with a new product. This was common in the Edo period.
With this in mind my paper will be split in to different sections in order to analyze the Japanese craftsmanship in a simple manner. The first section of the paper will be looking at the history of the Japanese craftsmanship briefly thereafter I shall look at different aspects of craftsmanship through a series of case studies being analyzed.
According to Lonsdale (2008), the Japanese style has many strands that re made together in order to come with a modern style in the Japanese culture. Swann (1979) points out that the Japanese art is a subject that covers a wide array of styles and