" It is said that Tsugaru kites, a folkcraft of Aomori Prefecture, were first made in the 17th century by poor low-ranking members of the samurai class. Japanese kites generally have a bamboo frame, but as bamboo is difficult to grow in the Tsugaru district because of the severe cold, lightweight and supple cypress cut into thin strips is used instead. Tsugaru kites feature strong, thick lines in Japanese ink and a picture of a warrior painted in brilliant colors, predominant
We are still walking around Aomori, Japan. Among such a beautiful nature of Aomori, we also found some little cute place which is full with handmade works. 青森県の岩木山の麓にある手作りに溢れる店をご紹介させていただきたい。 The sign is written "Teshigoto" directly means "hand work"....exactly!!! hahaha and seems we come as early as the shop owner,
ok let's help her open the shop, and see what inside. The owner of the shop is Tomiko Saito.
Here you can find cloth and bags made in the technique of “free han
Near Hirosaki town in prefecture Aomori there is Inakadate village famous for its Rice field art. That art project has started in 1993 when first big picture using different sort of rice was done. It was the picture of Iwaki mountain which is the highest mountain in the region and respected greatly by local people. Since that time the skills of project managers much improved. Famous scenes from movies, Japanese myths and local sightseeing become the subject of the art. This y