One of my travel-related-wishes came true during the past weekend – that wish was to visit a craft fair in Japan where handicrafts and their makers from different regions around the country converge under one roof.
And it was fulfilled (outside Japan, which is good enough for me) in the Japan Fair that was held locally at Orchard Central.
I met Mr Yasuto Kosaka from Nagano who makes traditional urushi (lacquer) glass and wood products. His “Heart” chopsticks stole my heart.
Love this sweet table with works represented by various artists.
I was pretty much engrossed with most of the stall renderings (such as rice candles, washi papers, knots, flower arrangement, pottery and having your portrait done manga-style by Akitsugu Mizumoto) that I forgot to ask permission to take photos.
Bought a few things including the prettily-wrapped “Heart” chopsticks.
Now my wishes remain for French, Russian, Ethiopian, Hungarian, Polish and Scandinavian craft fairs…
It’s all so colorful and well presented!