June 27, 2018

Last year we had several promotional events in Colorado to present our products including Bizen ware.  A few visitors asked us, “Are those products related to ZEN??” or “Is this a Wabi-sabi pottery?”  I never expected those words, “ZEN=禅” and “Wabi-sabi” came out from them.  Both words are associated with Japanese Buddhism.  According to Wikipedia, “Wabi” is rustic simplicity, fr...

May 22, 2018

Our Igusa ZEN mats instantly create a classic and relaxing feeling even in modern living spaces.  The touch of Igusa is comfortable to the skin and somewhat nostalgic reminding us of childhood memories.

The beautiful, intricate textile attached to the tatami edge is called a tatami hem.  According to the historical literature, the history of tatami hems is as old as tatami mats....

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