Utsuwa — Japanese objects for everyday use by Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson


Japanese craft has long been revered for its quality and beauty, and skilled craftwork remains an important part of Japanese life.

"Utsawa", meaning "for every day use", emobodies the ethos of handmaking in Japan, where handcrafted wares must be as practical as they are beautiful.

This book takes us behind the scenes into the private studios of some of Japans most exciting artisans to reveal stories of material, method, place and culture. It guides us through quiet galleries and colourful market places, where the provenance of a piece is central to its story.

Utsawa is a love letter to the makers and sellers, and to all those who share the Japanese reverence for tradition and beauty.

Published by Thames&Hudson