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    my book: Traditional japanese craftmanship

    dear readers, like everything created, this book is subject to the principle of wabi-sabi and cannot shed light on all facets and characteristics of this vast area of japanese traditions. nevertheless, it may be suitable to inspire you on a further search for aspects of these fascinating art forms. if i succeed in doing this with you, i will have achieved my goal.

    japanese craftsmanship has the unique ability to combine art and functionality. it ranges from the traditional tea ceremony to intricately crafted ceramics, from finely worked wood carvings to stunning textiles. these traditions are passed down from generation to generation and are not only an expression of skill, but also of deep cultural and religious significance. in them, imperfection is not seen as a failure, as it is in western countries, but as a path to a rarely achieved perfection.