“The best thing is to create good products. If we do, people will notice,” said Ohi.
Kanaya showed us the kogei products he uses in his daily life, explaining that “I believe that more people could newly enter this business.”
“The shops will be able to survive,” says Nakagawa. “It comes down to the same things: management and branding. And we can help with that.”
Each piece shows the influence of Japanese art on Western artists and craftsmen, from the style of pieces to motifs used.
“Judo has become a word that we don’t translate, we use it as it is. I would like for kogei to become like that,” said Grand...
The ceremony helped the athletes feel the vibrancy of walking down the streets of Harajuku or dancing in a typical Japanese summer festival.
The 24-year-old Kajihara finished in second place in the women’s omnium race behind American Jennifer Valente at the Izu Velodrome.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became the second-ever gold medalist for the country in an individual event.
Australia has now won one each of Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals in women’s beach volleyball. Individually, the U.S.’s April Ross also earned this distinction.
Japan adds to its national record-breaking medal haul with silver and bronze in the men’s 20-km race walk.
With their gold medals, Risako, 26, and Yukako, 23, become the first Japanese sisters to have both won gold in the Olympics.
Wrestler Yukako Kawai triumphs in the women’s freestyle 62-kg final, winning the same division that her older sister Risako did at the 2016 Rio Games.